Category Archives: Book Reviews

Margaret McCartney at Skeptics in the Pub

Back in 2009, Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, said in an interview I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. More recently, his review of Nate Silver‘s The Signal and the Noise, Larry … Continue reading

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Londoners by Craig Taylor and the A to Z

I moved to London in 2005. After a few weeks living here I concluded that the two most useful things to give a new visitor to the capital would be an Oyster card and a LondonĀ A to Z. Now, having … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stefan Collini asks What Are Universities For?

I picked up What Are Universities For? by Stefan Collini for two reasons. I had been impressed by Collini’s article in the London Review of Books last summer critiquing the Browne review. (I also enjoyed William Cullerne Bown‘s comments on … Continue reading

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Book Review – Misha Angrist Here is a Human Being

I was reading this book on a train. My friend and fellow passenger asked me what I was reading, and then, whether it was for work or for pleasure. I was momentarily flummoxed. There’s meant to be a difference? Given … Continue reading

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