Numbers and economics guru Tim Harford takes a deep dive into the world of statistics. Drawing on the ideas in his new book, How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers, Harford will take us on a journey through art forgery, fake news, big data and dangerous political narratives, relaying the stories behind our understanding of what numbers mean, and showing why using them properly can give us unparalleled insight into every area of life.
Harford will be joined by David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, who has been described by Harford on his Radio 4 show More or Less as a ‘statistical national treasure’. Already a frequent voice in the media, Spiegelhalter has rarely been off the airwaves since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, helping us through the maze of Rs, case fatality rates and excess deaths.
Join us on September 14 and learn how to gain knowledge and understanding from the data that surrounds us.
Watch the event live and have your chance to type in your question during the Q and A.
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