The number six has long had a special place in history. Henry VIII famously had six wives. Aristotle mused that dramatic tragedy was composed of six foundational parts. And now we face ‘The Rule of Six’ – the latest slogan to be touted by politicians and media outlets alike in the fight against the Coronavirus. As of Monday 14th September, social gatherings in England will be limited to six people. The speed and nature of the implementation of these new restrictions indicate that the threat of the pandemic is far from over. Read more