Reading List


Introduction to Crowd Science by Prof Keith Still

Recent Developments in the Psychology of Crowds and Collective Behaviour by Prof John Drury

The Truth About Panic by Dr. Stephen Reicher, Clifford Stott and Prof. John Drury


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions by Gary Klein

Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss


Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them by Max Bazerman and Michael Watkins


Deep Work by Cal Newport

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

COVID-19 Information

Blog post: discussing safe re-opening strategies and often the best strategies are the most cost effective.

The Event Safety Alliance in the USA published a comprehensive free re-opening guide for venues.

The Event Industry Forum (UK) have produced a guidance document with input from DCMS.

The Association of Event Organisers have this great resource and now government approved guidelines. Their risk assessment framework will help all event organisers in their planning and risk management.

This course  in COVID-19 Place Management is aimed at those who are responsible for running a venue or place where crowds congregate.

The virus transmits from person to person and from surface (fomite) to person. The closer we are to the person/surface and the longer we spend, the higher the risk. So for every space in your event/venue consider the density of your crowd, the duration of time they spend and any fomites they may be touching (door handles, bathroom sinks, toilets, touchscreen monitors, tables, chairs, books, products).

Crowd Safety

Prof Keith Still Crowd Science training

Crowd Safety training in the UK

Prof John Drury’s Crowds & Identities Research Group.

Event Safety Guidelines for Community Event Organisers

Public Health at Events

Free course: World Health Organisation, Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gathering Events

Guide: World Health Organisation, Rapid Risk Assessment of Acute Public Health Events

Event Transport

The Four S of Event Transport