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What Happens Next: Radical Uncertainty in 6 Minutes

John joined the What Happens Next podcast to summarise Radical Uncertainty in just 6 minutes, as well as answering questions that dive...

What Do We Think of When We Think of Capital Cities?

In 2010, as South Sudan was preparing to gain independence from Sudan, an intriguing proposal was suggested. Why not design its cities...

Iolanthe on My Mind

I often think it's comical That Nature always does contrive   That every boy and every gal

When mega-projects become mega-disasters

John joined Bronwen Maddox, Nicholas Westcott, Baroness Amos, and Giles Wilkes to discuss what we can learn from the groundnuts scheme and...

Discrimination in University Admissions

The use of algorithms to award examination grades has led to chaos. Readers of the chapter on Probability and the Law in...

Embracing obliquity at a time of radical uncertainty

I recently spoke with Dr Lígia Teixeria, CEO of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, on the importance of understanding obliquity and radical...

Michael Gove, John von Neumann, and the Reverend Thomas Bayes

Michael Gove’s thoughtful, even inspiring, Ditchley lecture confirmed his reputation as an unusually intellectual exception to the uninspiring norm of our politicians....

The Two Envelope Problem

You are offered the choice of two envelopes and are told that one contains twice as much money as the other. You make...

Radical Uncertainty: Video Recordings

Although future events have been cancelled due to coronavirus, several talks about Radical Uncertainty have been recorded. The discussion and questions at...

The Radical Uncertainties of Coronavirus

When we set out two years ago to write a book on radical uncertainty, and when we delivered it last year and agreed...

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