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Uploaded: November 2021
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Hannah Fry and the Peacock Feather.
Part Two: Secrets and Lies.

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In December 2019, mathematician Hannah Fry presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures entitled "Secrets and Lies: The Hidden Power of Maths"... and, once again, her uncanny powers of prescience came to the fore.


Uploaded: September 2021
Hannah Fry and the Peacock Feather.
Part One: The Spooky Coincidence.

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In 2018, the UK carried out a simulation exercise to "predict the impact of the next pandemic more accurately than ever before." It was billed as "the biggest science experiment of its kind powered by citizens," and they called it: "THE BBC PANDEMIC." 

The experiment was commissioned by BBC4, and took the form of a TV documentary called "Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic". First broadcast on 22nd March 2018, and fronted by the trusted and well recognised mathematician Hannah Fry, the publicity for the programme says that Hannah "masterminds the experiment, and adopts the role of PATIENT ZERO by walking the streets of Haslemere in Surrey to launch the outbreak." 

Haslemere is a small market town in the South of England, and it featured heavily in the documentary as the place the virus was first seeded. The contagion then spread around the UK via a Smart Phone App downloaded by "volunteers" around the UK. 

Fast forward to February 2020, and in a "spooky coincidence", Haslemere hit the headlines as the location of the UK's Patient Zero for COVID-19...

This video explores the fictional “Haslemere Outbreak” of the 2018 BBC pandemic simulation exercise, and its uncanny parallels with the unfolding of the COVID narrative in 2020.