Research

Safety in Numbers: Wenger Out, Three Billion In

The only blog post you will read this summer that doesn’t pass judgement of Arsène Wenger’s 22 years as Arsenal manager. This weekend, much-lauded-then-maligned-then-lauded-again Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger managed Arsenal for the 1,235th and last time. A lot has happened to the world of football since the 13th August 1996 – nearly 22 years ago…

Safety in Numbers: The Birthday Paradox

This time, Safety in Numbers celebrates its birthday the only way it knows how – but it’s not the only one… The Birthday Paradox is more than slightly counterintuitive in that it goes against everything we assume about probability.

Safety in Numbers… but for how long?

At a time when “post-truth” news is flooding our news and social media feeds, what does the future hold for research?

Safety in Numbers: Our research team reviews 2016

Forget Brexit and Trump. David Bowie’s death was the low point of 2016. Safety in Numbers tries to make sense of the madness in what has been a tough year for superfans.

Safety in Numbers: Dr. Feelsafe (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Probability)

This week Safety In Numbers goes on holiday and explores the impact that probability has on our perception of the world.

Brexit and chill

Search for Brexit on Google and you can expect 165,000,000 (and counting) hits in just 0.33 seconds which is some achievement for a term that was first coined in June 2012, according to the online MacMillan Dictionary…

Safety in Numbers: The Best Day of the Year?

Brexit. Terrorism. Donald Trump. The papers are full of doom and gloom these days. Fortunately, Safety in Numbers has some good news for you…

Safety in Numbers: Are the stats against England in France?

The dissection of England’s Euro 2016 campaign has already begun following their imperious 1-1 draw with an unfancied Russian side ranked 29th in the world.

Forget Brexit, what about BrAmerica?

In the brouhaha about Brexit (and of course Bremain), one option has been completely missed: Britain ignores Europe and joins with the US, either partially or in a full fiscal, monetary and legislative union. For those of us considering voting to stay in the EU, it could be argued that all of the reasons to…