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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Covid by Numbers, with David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Covid by Numbers, with David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

This is a digital-only ThinkIn.

David Spiegelhalter has been described as a “superstar statistician” and as “Britain’s statistical national treasure”.

He joins Tortoise, alongside fellow statistician and co-author Anthony Masters, for a ThinkIn based around their new book Covid by Numbers. Together, they will debunk our longstanding Covid misconceptions and address major outstanding questions about how the pandemic has played out. Why have some countries been hit harder? What would have happened if the UK had locked down earlier? And how does the vaccine really impact transmission?

You can order David and Anthony’s book here.

editor and invited experts

Lara Spirit

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS OBE
Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His bestselling book, The Art of Statistics, has been published in 11 languages. Knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, he was President of the Royal Statistical Society (2017-2018), and became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority in 2020