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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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Wiped Out

[Times, 17th December 2011]

It’s all my daughter’s fault. She thought it would be a good idea to apply to be on Total Wipeout as a father and daughter team, so we sent in our forms with 10,000 others and forgot about it, and then the next thing I’m in Argentina risking my body and reputation. And sanity. All part of the modern academic’s job, of course.

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