An American in London

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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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Some years ago, I was on the London Underground travelling to Waterloo. It was announced that because of an incident the train would not be stopping at Waterloo. Passengers could either get off at the next stop and walk over the bridge or go on to Elephant and Castle and return to Waterloo on a different train. An American girl kept asking what this meant but everyone ignored her. I told her that I would be walking as it was not too far and she could walk with me if she liked. Naturally, we got chatting. It turned out that she was at university in London and lodging with her course tutor, who happened to have been my daughter's tutor when she was at the same college. I knew him slightly and sent my regards.
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:27:01 +0000Coincidence ID:3834