Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter
chair, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, University of Cambridge; former president, Royal Statistical Society; co-author, The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter is chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers and judges, media and policy-makers.   He advises organisations and government agencies on risk communication and is a regular media commentator on statistical issues, with a particular focus on communicating uncertainty.

He has over 200 refereed publications and is co-author of six textbooks, as well as The Norm Chronicles (with Michael Blastland), Sex by Numbers, and The Art of Statistics. He works extensively with the media, and presented the BBC4 documentaries Tails you Win: the Science of Chance and the award-winning Climate Change by Numbers.  He was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, and was president of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-2018.

Follow David on Twitter: @d_spiegel


Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Auditorium 1
Understanding risk today: the art of statistics