Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics – Skeptics in the Exchange

Come join us celebrate our 2nd birthday in the Exchange – with an inevitable jaunt to the pub (and probably cake…)

“To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, mainstream media has difficulties differentiating between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. Yet we rely on media to inform us of events and concepts in the world around us, despite the fact that they often get it terribly wrong, especially in the fields of science and medicine. In this talk we’ll outline some of the common mistakes journalists and indeed the public make, from shocking statistics to bogus balance, as well as discuss how they can be improved, and what sceptics, scientists, doctors and you can do to help rectify the situation.”

Our speaker: Dr David Robert Grimes is a writer, musician, actor, Doctor of medical physics, closet Jedi knight.

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