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To inform, not persuade


To make good decisions, we all need good evidence which is clearly communicated. At the Winton Centre we have been working with institutions and individuals to improve the way that important evidence is presented to all of us.

The Winton Centre has been a fixed-term project and is now winding up, ready to close at the end of December 2022. We have always worked closely with other institutions to ensure that all our projects have a long-term future.




You can find resources and more about our work using the menu bar on this page, but we have also produced a series of leaflets outlining many of our major projects which you can download here:


Leaflets about our work on risk communication in healthcare

which sit alongside our Training courses for healthcare professionals

Leaflets about our work on risk communication in journalism

Leaflets about our work on uncertainty communication

Leaflets about our work on communication of natural hazards and disasters, and risk management

Leaflets about our work on evidence communication in legal cases

Leaflets about our work on evidence communication in policy-making



Elsewhere on the site, in Our Resources you will find tools and best-practice guides tailored specifically for lawyers, healthcare professionals, journalists and those in the civil service or policymaking.


In Our Projects you can explore the full range of our partnerships, applied work and published research.

Risky Talk


Listen to our Winton Centre podcast RiskyTalk to hear experts discuss the problems of communicating risks in a broad range of fields.



If you think you're risk-savvy, test yourself with our quick quizzes for legal professionals, medical professionals, or journalists.


To join our mailing list to hear about news from the Centre (used sparingly!) please email wintoncentre@maths.cam.ac.uk

Can You Handle the Evidence?

Test your skill at navigating evidence-by-numbers with one of our quick quizzes.

Journalists & Press Officers
Do you know your absolute from your relative risks? Your ORs from your HRs? Test yourself here.
Medical Professionals
You know the difference between sensitivity and specificity, but what about lead-time and overdiagnosis bias? Examine yourself here.
Legal Professionals
Given a positive DNA match, what’s the likelihood of innocence? Check your grasp of forensic evidence & probability here.

Latest news

The search for the best evidence communication of 2022 begins!

25 November 2022

The Harding Prizes for communication in 2022 are now open for nominations at https://hardingprize.online

The Winton Centre's new Decision Support Tools for the NHS launched!

28 July 2022

The Winton Centre was commissioned by NHS England to produce a set of decision support tools, designed to help patients make decisions about their treatment alongside their health professionals.

Working …

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Our projects

Patients considering transplant surgery have very difficult decisions to make and need to weigh risks and benefits up carefully. We are working with NHS Blood & Transplant to create an online tool to help.

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RealRisk is an online tool to support press officers and journalists to report risks in a clear and responsible way. The tool converts specialist statistics (like relative risks and hazard ratios) into Absolute Risks with accompanying visualisations.

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