Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society talk on their YouTube Channel titled “Communicating Statistics in the time of Covid”
Winner of the 2020 Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture, Professor David Spiegelhalter, discusses his work in statistics and how to understand risk.
Professor David Spiegelhalter is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers and judges, media and policy-makers.
He advises organisations and government agencies on risk communication and is a regular media commentator on statistical issues, with a particular focus on communicating uncertainty. Professor Spiegelhalter works extensively with the media, and presented the BBC4 documentaries Tails you Win: the Science of Chance, the award-winning Climate Change by Numbers, and in 2011 came 7th in an episode of BBC1’s Winter Wipeout.
This event is the 2020 Michael Faraday Prize Lecture, which is awarded to a practicing scientist or engineering who demonstrates excellence in the field of scientific public engagement.
Attending this event :
The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on Thur 12 November at 6pm
Details can be found at:
The event is free to join, and there is no registration required
Live subtitles will be available