Uncertainties and Insecurities
This lecture series sought to explore and explain the sources and forms of uncertainty in key aspects of contemporary life. Across a range of public and private arenas, there is a loss of confidence, a sense of insecurity, a decline of trust, and a generalised uncertainty about the direction in which society is travelling. The lectures looked successively at this uncertainty in health, in politics and in the media.
Monday 22 February
What's all the fuss about? When individual risks meet policy uncertainties in health
Speaker: David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge.
Monday 8 March
Risk Aversion and the Climate of Blame
Speaker: Helena Kennedy, leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues.
Monday 15 March
Trusting the News
Speaker: Stephen Coleman of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.