Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories and make sense of the world - and yet we doubt them more than ever.
But numbers - in the right hands - have the power to change the world for the better. Good statistics are not smoke and mirrors; in fact, they help us see more clearly – if we keep our wits about us.
Economist Tim Harford is an unrivalled guide to the world of numbers. Amidst a sea of disinformation and obfuscation, he shows how to seek out data with the power to inform and illuminate.
In an unmissable RSA conversation with data bias campaigner Caroline Criado Perez, we’ll learn how to look closer at how statistics are sourced and presented, and how to evaluate the claims that surround us with greater confidence, curiosity - and a healthy dose of scepticism.
ASHUTOSH NAIK FRSA
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people the world-over. Ashutosh Naik FRSA argues that while the impact of the pandemic might be different across geographies, social and cultural lines the one thing that is certain is that food, food security and traceability have become very important considerations.
Colum Menzies Lowe FRSA
Colum Menzies Lowe FRSA argues that, while the UK population is getting older and people tend to work and live longer, ageism is still alive and kicking, particularly in relation to their role as consumers.