Kit Yates

The Maths of Life and Death

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Wed 13th May 2020 Start Time: 4:00 pm End Time: 5:00 pm

United Reformed Church


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We are all doing maths all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we relax. But few of us really appreciate the full power of maths - the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. Dr Kit Yates, a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath, explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application - or misapplication - of mathematics has played a critical role and arms us with simple mathematical rules and tools that can help us make better decisions in our increasingly quantitative society.

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