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How risky is your breakfast?

27 Oct 2012

Understanding how the numbers add up in relation to risk can help us deal with our own uncertainty, as David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, explains.

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Risk and uncertainty

01 Oct 2012

This month, the University of Cambridge will be profiling research that addresses risk and uncertainty. To begin, Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, explains why this is a vital field of academic research.

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Tourists hiding from the rain.

A brighter forecast for weather-beaten Britain?

22 Aug 2011

Ever headed out for the day expecting bright sunshine, only to end up getting soaked in a downpour instead? If you’re reading this in the UK, chances are you have – and now your help is needed in a new project which aims to sharpen up forecasting so that people’s plans are less frequently thwarted by the Great British Weather.

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Uncertainty

Living with uncertainty

01 May 2008

Assessing the chance of something happening or not happening confronts us all the time. A new programme led by David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, is helping improve people's understanding of the mathematics of risk.

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