Does it all add up?

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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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Looks like another great talk for anyone interested in the public understanding of risk. Coming up on October 30th, by Professor Stephen Senn, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Stephen Senn is an entertaining speaker and author of the excellent Dicing with Death - full of good jokes about statistics (yes, such things do exist).


Do Oscar winners live longer and left-handers die younger?
What are the risks of cot-death compared to infanticide? Does MMR cause
autism and will eating breakfast cereal produce baby boys? Do Oscar
winners live longer and left-handers die young? Is getting a telegram from
the Queen good for your health? Well people who do so are remarkably
long-lived but subsequence is not quite the same as consequence. Professor
Senn will discuss why vital statistics are vitally important but not
always what they seem.

Thursday 30 October
17.00 to 18.00
Room 9
Mill Lane Lecture Rooms