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Faculty of Mathematics

 

23 March 2019, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Venue: Centre for Mathematical Sciences

We are all familiar with exaggerated media stories about the risks of daily life, and hearing numbers being used to score points in arguments rather than genuinely inform the public. Join Professor David Spiegelhalter to explore what it means to communicate statistical evidence in a trustworthy way, illustrated with some of the worst, and best, media stories, as he describes recent research on how people understand data graphics, and whether 'experts' can communicate uncertainty without losing trust and credibility.

Suggested age range: 14+

How to book

This event is part of the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival. The talk is free but tickets must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2019.