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.
Share your ideas on a park proposal in south west London
Jason Burubu FRSA is calling on volunteers to help create a remarkable new memorial and reflection park for south west London. On Thursday 23 June 4pm-5pm on The Steps at RSA House, hear more about how to get involved.
Enabling business regeneration
Andy Thornton Jahnvi Singh
Nurturing the right workforce capabilities is critical for businesses to build their capacity to purposefully transform, adapt and respond positively to a complex world.
We need to teach children new forms of literacy
Knowing how to read and write is no longer enough. Lazar Dzamic argues that we need to arm our young with new literacies, to fight narratives sold by media, politicians, religion, the entertainment industry and big business.