Why do smart people sometimes believe such silly things? What can Minecraft and hot sauce teach us about getting into trouble at school? And how exactly does a toilet flush work? Tim Harford believes that numbers can help us see clearly in a confusing world - but only if we know how to use them. Join him as he talks about the ideas in his first children's book The Truth Detective.
This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.
Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of 'How To Make The World Add Up', 'The Truth Detective', and the million-selling 'The Undercover Economist'. Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s 'More or Less', the iTunes-topping series 'Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy', and the podcast 'Cautionary Tales'. Tim is an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.