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How The Internet Answers All Of My Silly Questions

James O'Malley

When?
Monday, October 1 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

https://monarchbar.com/

Who?
James O'Malley

What's the talk about?

Have you ever wondered:

Which Fast Food Chain Is The Grossest?

Can Twitter Keep A Secret?

Was 2016 Really A Terrible Year For Celebrity Deaths?

No? Well, James O’Malley has, and he promises you the answers are pretty interesting. He’ll take us through some of his in-depth, data driven research into some of the most pressing questions. There’ll be spreadsheets! Graphs! Maybe we’ll look at some source code on the screen - but whatever happens, by the end we will know what a country’s maniac drivers can tell us about its government, and how to write some computer code that can read Donald Trump’s mind.

James O'Malley is a journalist and writer specialising in politics, technology and data. He is currently Interim Editor of Gizmodo UK and has previously written for the likes of TechRadar, Engineering & Technology Magazine, and The New Statesman. He was previously the creator and editor of The Pod Delusion podcast, which he produced with his partner Liz Lutgendorff.

Richard Clarke

When?
Monday, November 5 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

https://monarchbar.com/

Who?
Richard Clarke

What's the talk about?

Recent data from the World Health Organisation has indicated record high cases of measles in 2018. Increasing from 5,273 in 2016, to 23,927 in 2017, to 41,000 people as of only August this year 

These cases have subsequently led to hundreds of hospitalisations and over 50 recorded deaths. While some of these cases were in those too young to be vaccinated, or those who had other health concerns that made vaccination inadvisable, the majority of the cases are thought to be in people who have actively made a choice to avoid immunisation.

The reasons why an individual may refuse a vaccine that is backed by extremely strong safety and efficacy evidence are wide ranging and complex. In this talk, Richard Clarke will introduce you to the concept of Vaccine Hesitancy and explain how risk perception, uncertainty, social influence and above all trust plays a role in vaccine delay, selection and refusal.

Richard Clarke is a health psychologist and 3rd year PhD candidate with The Vaccine Confidence Project based at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The academic field of vaccination is very wide, Richard's area of expertise focuses on the “fluffy” social science related to vaccine delivery. For all things vaccine science please visit The Vaccine Knowledge Project.

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