MRC Biostatistics Unit Public Lecture Series: Professor Sir Michael Rawlins

29 April 2013, 5:30pm


Failings in hierarchies of evidence for controversial health-policy decisions

Speaker: Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chair of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs 1998-2008, Chair of NICE 1999-2013

Venue: Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museum Site

17:30, 29 April 2013

Western philosophers have debated on the nature of what constitutes "scientific" enquiry for hundreds of years. In this lecture Michael Rawlins will consider the respective places of experimentation and observation in deciding whether therapeutic interventions are fit for purpose.

MRC Biostatistics Unit and University of Cambridge Statistical Laboratory are cohosting a celebratory series of one-hour public lectures. The series concludes on 20 June 2013 with a final lecture and Summer Reception.

For more details and the full list of lectures in this series please click here.