Opinion: How dangerous is burnt toast?

23 Jan 2017

A new campaign is warning people that burning some food, such as toast, is a potential cancer risk. Here, the evidence for this claim is explored by David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the new Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. 

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Twenty top tips for interpreting scientific claims

21 Nov 2013

Aiming to improve policy-makers’ understanding of the imperfect nature of science, academics from the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne have created a list of concepts that they believe should be part of the education of civil servants, politicians, policy advisers and journalists

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The engaged University

24 Oct 2013

As hundreds of staff and students prepare to entertain and engage audiences across Cambridge in this year’s Festival of Ideas, we discover how – and why – the University finds creative and meaningful ways to reach out.

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