Public Sector Event

How to govern in an age of misunderstanding

Venue: Institute for Government

Date: 11 Dec 2018

Synopsis: From immigration and murder rates to how fat we are, people nearly always get the numbers wrong.


But what does this mean for modern government? How does government work for people who have a shaky grasp of reality? And what can we do about it?

Joining us to discuss this will be:

• Bobby Duffy, author of The Perils of Perception and Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute at King's College London
• Catherine Hunt, Head of Insight and Evaluation at the Government Communication Service
• Will Moy, Director of Full Fact.

The event will be chaired by Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government.


To book your place at this event, please email your full name, job title and email address to