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Sweet Reason

Evan Davis presents a series in which he looks for reasonable ways to address the most divisive of issues.

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When Michael Gove said "the people of this country have had enough of experts..." did he have a point? In this episode we'll do two main things: ask how the public should choose between experts, competing experts and charlatans. And we'll ask whether experts - particularly social scientists - really are neutral commentators, or whether they come with their own baggage?Studio guests:Sir David Spiegelhalter - a statistician, and professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge.Claire Fox - Director of the Academy of Ideas. Lord Willetts - Conservative peer and former Minister of State for Universities.


23 Aug 2018

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