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Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication


23 Mar
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Anne Marthe van der Bles and others from the Winton Centre team carried out empirical work, including experiments on the BBC News website, to see how people responded to the communication of uncertainty around facts and figures. Even though people recognised that the evidence was more uncertain, it did not undermine their trust in the facts or in the communicator …

21 Mar
Risk from COVID-19

David Spiegelhalter puts the COVID-19 risk in perspective:

It’s always useful to remember that we’re all going to die sometime, and the rate at which we do so is faithfully recorded in the life tables provided by the Office For National Statistics. The recent report by researchers from Imperial College London provided estimates of the age-specific risks of dying …

20 Mar

The Winton Centre are carrying out a series of surveys in countries across the world to find out the effects of the communications around the coronavirus pandemic.

We wanted to find out how worried people were, where they were getting their trusted information from, what they thought of their governments' responses and how uncertain they felt about the situation. Our …

19 Mar

In 2016 Britain was said to have ‘had enough of experts’. Shortly after, we had Trump’s ‘alternative facts’. But with the coronavirus, there’ve been claims of an end to all that — no more ‘post-truth’ — as people clamour for reliable information. Is this the moment the experts ride back into town?

Michael Blastland is not so sure:

1 Mar
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The Winton Centre's very own podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify.
3 Feb
David Spiegelhalter for the Harvard Digital Review
29 Jan
María Climént-Palmer's new blog piece is published on the perception of dementia risk.
16 Jan
María Climént-Palmer and David Spiegelhalter write about the communication of the harms and benefits of HRT