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Matthew Stadlen

A Life in Science

Ben Goldacre Interviewed by Matthew Stadlen

Thursday, 22 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £15

Doctor and scientist Dr Ben Goldacre talks about his work, his writing and his campaigns against the misuse of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and plain old quacks.

Goldacre is a senior clinical research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in the Department of Primary Care in the University of Oxford. He is particularly known for his book, Bad Science, which sold 500,000 copies worldwide. The book grew out of his Guardian newspaper column. It exposed among other things the MMR vaccine hoax, misleading cosmetics advertisements, acupuncture, homeopathy and vitamins – all in his trademark witty style. In Bad Pharma, he exposed the poor trials of drug companies distorting the benefits of drugs and how unflattering information about drugs was being buried. His new book on statins is due out later this year.

Goldacre’s academic work involves building data tools to make science and medicine better. He has written government reports on evidence-based policy and founded a global campaign for research transparency.

Here he talks to journalist and LBC radio presenter Matthew Stadlen, a former BBC producer who is a regular interviewer for the Daily Telegraph and has interviewed for the BBC.

Sheldonian

Science

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services