How to Make the World Add Up

Tue 22 Sep 2020, 16:00 - 17:00

The British Academy on YouTube

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Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories – we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation - and yet in this era of fake news we doubt them more than ever. In his timely new book How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford navigates a world of disinformation, bad research and misplaced motivation to help us make sense of the numbers that swirl around us. Join him in-conversation with Hetan Shah as he outlines his 10 rules – plus one golden rule – for thinking differently about numbers.

Speaker: Tim Harford, Economist, journalist and broadcaster; Author How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers

Chair: Hetan Shah, Chief Executive, The British Academy

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