Alliance for Useful Evidence in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society hosted a second 'Post-Truth' meeting, this time in Newport Wales. This followed an initial 'post truth' event held earlier this year at the Royal Statistical Society (and which is available to watch here).

Featuring speakers from locally based organisations such as the People and Work Unit, the Office for National Statistics' Newport campus and Cardiff Business School, the panel discussed what ‘post-truth’ is, and whether this new word describes an already familiar problem. The panel also explored what can be done to ensure that statistics, facts and evidence are part of a balanced debate in the media and politics.

This was a free event open to all.

Book tickets

Wednesday 12th of July 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tredegar House , Newport, Wales, NP10 8YW

Speakers included

  • Iain Bell - Deputy National Statistician for Population and Public Policy, ONS
  • Professor Leighton Andrews - Cardiff University
  • Sarah Lloyd-Jones - Director, People and Work Unit
  • Timandra Harkness - Author, Presenter & Comedian
  • Chair: Jonathan Breckon, Director for the Alliance for Useful Evidence