'Big data, big questions' 'Big data, big questions'

What is 'big data'? Who collects it and what is it used for? Does 'big data' make life better? How should it inform policy at national and local level? Can it improve health, social care and public services? What are the costs and what are the benefits of using 'big data'? How should its collection and use be regulated? In this series of public talks, speakers draw on their experience to address these questions.

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Dr Davide Rizza - What money can do for you

'What money can do for you: insights from the philosophy of money' Dr. Davide Rizza (PHI) Thursday 6 December Lecture Theatre 2, 6:30pm Download the lecture...

The rationality of 'rational choice theory' and of contemporary economics

A debate over: 'The rationality of 'rational choice theory' and of contemporary economics' Prof Shaun Hargreaves-Heap vs Prof. Bob Sugden (ECO) Thursday 22 November Lecture Theatre 2

The political philosophy underlying our financial and economic system

'The political philosophy underlying our financial and economic system' Prof Raymond Geuss (Cambridge) Thursday 8 November Lecture Theatre 2

Learning from Greece: thinking about austerity and monetary union in Pythagorean and Platonic politics

' Learning from Greece: thinking about austerity and monetary union in Pythagorean and Platonic politics' Prof Catherine Rowett (PHI) Thursday 25 October ...

The current state of play of the Euro-crisis

Panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Judith Mehta (CCP): Prof. Sean Hargreaves-Heap (ECO), Dr Alex Haxeltine (ENV) & Dr. Rupert Read (PHI) Bringing different disciplinary perspectives to...

Prof. Nassim Taleb: 'Opacity, Asymmetries and Ethics'

Prof. Nassim Taleb (Oxford & New York),author of The Black Swan 'Opacity, Asymmetries and Ethics' Thursday 27 September 2012 Lecture Theatre 2 Download a Podcast ...