LIVERY LECTURE ON 22 NOVEMBER 2017
November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Livery Lecture and Supper
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Staple Inn Hall, London WC1V 7QJ
“Dodgy data in the news: how to spot it, and how to stop it”
Given by by Sir David Spiegelhalter, OBE, FRS
The Actuaries’ Company are delighted to announce their annual Livery Lecture. This event has become an established part of the Livery calendar in recent years and provides a rare opportunity to dine in the beautiful and historic home of the actuarial profession since 1887, Staple Inn Hall in Holborn.
We extend an invitation to the Masters/Prime Wardens/Upper Bailiff of all Livery Companies to join us for a reception at 6.30pm before the lecture, then supper and a lively discussion. Proceedings will be over shortly after 9pm.
Our Lecture this year will be given by Sir David Spiegelhalter, OBE, FRS.
David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. He works to improve the way in which risk and statistical evidence are taught and discussed in society. He gives many presentations to schools and others, advises organisations on risk communication and is a regular commentator on risk issues. He presented the BBC4 documentaries ‘Tails you Win: the Science of Chance’ and the award-winning ‘Climate Change by Numbers’. He has written numerous books, including “Sex by Numbers”!
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, awarded an OBE in 2006, and was knighted in 2014. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES ARE AVAILABLE TO OUR LIVERYMEN SO PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.