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'Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls' a public lecture

21 Jun 2014

On the evening of 3 July at 5.30pm in the Samuel Alexander Building, there will be a major public lecture given by Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, followed by a reception at 6.30pm

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

This popular lecture will be of interest to a wide audience and is open to the general public.  David is a brilliant communicator of science and is a regular presenter and interviewee on TV and radio.  Of his talk David says, "You take a risk whenever things may turn out well, or not so well, and you don't know which it will be.  So you take risks all the time, but this does not mean you have to be reckless.  I will talk about how you can use the probability ideas to take daily risks apart, and how this might help decide whether you should go for it or not.  Examples will include sex, drugs, sausage rolls and Total Wipeout!"

Register your interest

There is no charge for attending the lecture and reception.  Registration is not mandatory for this event, but to gauge numbers it would be helpful if you could register your interest here:

Festival of Mathematics and its Applications: 3-4 July

The above public lecture is part of a two-day Festival of Mathematics and Applications organised by the School of School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. This will be the first hands-on festival in the UK devoted solely to mathematics and will comprise interactive exhibitions, popular and academic talks, maths entertainments, debates and discussions. Colleagues in other Schools are welcome to engage in all of the activities.

Further details can be found here: