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Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, recently joined Sir David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors to the Royal Society's People of Science series. In the series Brian Cox discovers the scientific inspirations of Royal Society Fellows. Spiegelhalter chose two giants of the history of statistics: Thomas Bayes and Ronald Fisher. In the video below he explains why.


To find out more about Spiegelhalter's work read the feature Changing the way we communicate risk.