About this event

  • Date and time Tue 26 Oct 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

This is the live stream for the 2021 Dangoor lecture taking place at RSM. To book to attend the event in London, click here.

Join this free evening lecture to hear the 2021 Dangoor lecture, delivered by Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge.

The epidemic has been notable for the vast traffic in official and unofficial information and claims. Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter will look at how statistical evidence has been communicated, and the extent to which it was intended to persuade rather than inform. Plus, hear some horror stories about personal communication disasters.

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Live stream pricing available until 26 October 2021.


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Key speakers

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

Chair, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

Speaker's biography

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS OBE is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers and judges, media and policy-makers.


He has been very busy during the COVID crisis. He presented the BBC4 documentaries “Tails you Win: the Science of Chance”, the award-winning “Climate Change by Numbers”, and in 2011 came 7th in an episode of BBC1’s Winter Wipeout. His bestselling book, The Art of Statistics, was published in March 2019. He was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, was President of the Royal Statistical Society (2017-2018), and became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority in 2020.


He can be found @d_spiegel on Twitter, and via his home page




Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this meeting will close 24 hours prior to the start time.

If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email.