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The Winton Programme on the Public Understanding of Risk, or Understanding Uncertainty as we call it, was initiated within the Statistical Laboratory in October 2007. The aim is to provide a useful and engaging resource discussing probability and risk in society, through qualitative and quantitative insights. Our website is

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Homo heuristicus: Why biased minds make better inferences

Free Public Lecture

UserProfessor Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre - New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 01 June 2009, 17:30-19:00

How the Media Promote the Public Misunderstanding of Science

Free Public Lecture. All Welcome!

UserBen Goldacre, Author, broadcaster, doctor and blogger -

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre - New Museums Site.

ClockTuesday 21 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

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