LIVESTREAM: How to make the world add up

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 22 September

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Tim Harford

    Credit: Árni Torfason for PopTech

Price

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Event description

When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true?

​​​​​​​In this talk, Tim Harford will draw on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less' to take us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile.

Tim's latest book 'How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers' is available on amazon or from your local independent bookstore.

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About the speaker

Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of 'The Next Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy', 'Messy', and the million-selling 'The Undercover Economist'. Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s 'More or Less', the iTunes-topping series 'Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy', and the new podcast 'Cautionary Tales'. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House. He is an associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Tim was made an OBE for services to improving economic understanding in the New Year honours of 2019.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm.

If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 72 hours.

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1. Register for the livestream by clicking the ‘Register now’ button above.

2. Enter your first name and email address and click ‘Register now’.

3. The registration completion page will give you your link to the live stream 'room'.  Simply click the link and bookmark the page so that you can return to it later

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Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don't receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.

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