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Christmas Lecture 2016 Rolling the Dice on your health…?
Wed 21 December 2016, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
Rolling the Dice on your health…?
You are cordially invited to the annual Christmas Lecture at UTC Bolton.
Lancashire has long been a major force in science since J J Thompson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1906. Lancashire pioneers have blazed a trail in scientific discovery and development, averaging eight to ten years between discoveries that have been awarded Nobel Prizes.
The Royal Institution in London has been at the forefront of science in the UK, both in public engagement and education, as well as providing laboratory space for the early scientists such as Michael Faraday. The Royal Institution promotes science through its many public events and, entertainingly, through the world-famous Christmas lecture series that have been an inspiration to many generations of young, aspiring scientists worldwide. The chemist Frederick Crace Calvert, was appointed honorary Professor of Chemistry at, and given custodianship of, the Royal Manchester Institution to similarly promote science throughout the North of England.
In recognition of the history of science in our region, and of Frederick C Calvert’s legacy, University Technical College Bolton is proud to host an annual Christmas lecture in collaboration with the University of Bolton.
This year’s lecture will examine medical statistics, explore the mathematics of use and misuse of risk ratios and survival rates. It will explore the potentially dire consequences that can arise, through ignorance of the meaning of these statistics.
The lecture will illustrate how screening for certain conditions may increase survival rates but does not necessarily result in a reduction of mortality rates.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.