Halfway round the world - for us both.

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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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My husband & I were on holiday from Scotland in 1991 travelling in the Far East and when in Hong Kong took an evening cruise around the bay. I was chatting to others on board and in particular to one Australian. When it transpired he was in Hong Kong attending a medical conference, I asked which part of medicine he was involved in and he told me Haematology. I said I had great respect for the work they do, as my son had been diagnosed with leukaemia in 1974 and in particular was so grateful for the care and attention he's received from his consultant. I added that unfortunately he'd emigrated to Australia in, I think, the late 70s and laughingly asked that, despite Australia being a big place, did he know him? I named him and the Aussie said, jaw dropping, that he was his closest friend. I was delighted to be able to pass on a message to say my son was thriving and sent him our best wishes.
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