COVID by Numbers: making sense of the pandemic with data

Hosted by the Department of Statistics

Online and in-person public event


Dr Anthony Masters

Dr Anthony Masters

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter


Professor Qiwei Yao

Professor Qiwei Yao

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters crunch the data on the COVID-19 pandemic, exposing the leading misconceptions about the virus and the vaccine, and answering our essential questions.

Meet our speakers and chair

Anthony Masters (@anthonybmasters) is Statistical Ambassador for the Royal Statistical Society.

David Spiegelhalter (@d_spiegel) is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge.

They are the authors of COVID by Numbers: making sense of the pandemic with data.

Qiwei Yao is Professor in the Department of Statistics at LSE.

More about this event

The Department of Statistics (@LSEStatistics) is home to internationally respected experts in statistics and data science. Maintaining and advancing our leading reputation for teaching and research is our top priority. We offer a vibrant research environment and a comprehensive programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

You can order the book, Covid By Numbers: Making Sense of the Pandemic with Data (UK delivery only), from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there. The series will lead up to the LSE Festival 2022, which this year is taking place from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2022.

All those who register for and attend the in-person event will be entered into a prize draw to win a signed copy of David and Anthony’s new book. Good luck!

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPostCOVID

Podcast & Video

A podcast of this event is available to download from COVID by Numbers: making sense of the pandemic with data.

A video of this event is available to watch at COVID by Numbers: making sense of the pandemic with data.

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