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What's the risk of getting out of bed

The largest free UK Science Festival returns with more than 150 events over two weeks.
What's the risk of getting out of bed is part of the Spotlight on Science lecture series.

We are constantly being exhorted to change our behaviour to reduce the chances that things will turn out badly for us, and government is continually intervening to make our society 'safer'. But are we being too cautious? In this lecture, Professor David Spiegelhalter will look at attempts to measure and communicate the benefits, and possible harms, of risk reduction in a range of areas, from swine flu to climate change, heroin to hang-gliding.
Supported by TTP.


Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter | talks | www


Date and Time:

12 March 2010 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



Babbage Lecture Theatre
New Museums Site
Downing Street

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External Affairs & Communication, University of Cambridge
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