More or Less: Behind the Stats

Brexit numbers

More or Less: Behind the Stats

EU Treasury report This week there was much debate over the Treasury report which modelled how leaving the EU would affect the economy. Tim Harford speaks to the Spectator’s Fraser Nelson about how the document was presented to the public, and how it was reported. Chris Giles of the Financial Times explains that there are useful points to take from the Treasury’s analysis. Hinckley Point nuclear power station What is the most expensive “object” ever built? The environmental charity Greenpeace has claimed it is set to be the most expensive object on Earth. But could it really cost more to build than the Great Pyramids? We take a look at some of the most costly building projects on the planet. Chances of serving on a jury A listener in Scotland is curious to know what the chances are of being selected for jury service. Several of his family members have received summons, but he has not. We look at who is eligible to serve, and what your odds are of receiving a summons. European Girls Maths Olympiad Last week we told the story of how the European Girls Maths Olympiad (EGMO) came into being. We followed the UK team on their recent journey to Romania to compete against 38 other teams from Europe and around the world. Life expectancy of a Pope In 2014 Pope Francis alluded to the fact he didn’t expect to live more than another two or three years. A group of statisticians have taken a look at the life expectancy of popes over the centuries and decided that he may have been rather pessimistic. Presenter: Tim Harford Producer: Charlotte McDonald

Next Episodes


More or Less: Behind the Stats

Celebrity deaths @ More or Less: Behind the Stats

📆 2016-04-15 18:45 / 00:28:02



More or Less: Behind the Stats

Fathers and babies @ More or Less: Behind the Stats

📆 2016-04-08 18:00 / 00:27:56