13 October 2009

Tim Harford entertains

I know of Tim Harford not from his column in the FT (which is the basis of his new book) but from the only mainstream programme that covers mathematics, More or Less on Radio 4.

An opportunity to see Tim speak at the LSE at a free public meeting seemed to good to miss, so I didn't.

You might have expected an economist speaking at an economics school to say quite a lot about economics but what we actually got was some pretty slight statistics on the subjects of happiness, dating and food and drink.

There was not much to challenge the grey cells but the talk we did get was well rehearsed, well delivered and entertaining enough to justify the time spent consuming it. If that has got you excited then you can listen to it here.

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