Summer School 2012

Keynote Speakers

Lessons from Leveson
Do investigative journalists need to behave differently? A panel discussion chaired by Gavin MacFadyen.

Dr Phil Hammond: What's Wrong with the NHS?
The writer, broadcaster and comedian talks about the state of the NHS.

Talks and Training

How to Request Documents Under the Freedom of Information Act
Brendan Montague and Lucas Amin from Request Initiative introduce the 'grazing' and 'mining' approach to making requests including how to establish a legal case to challenge refusals.

Miscarriages of Justice: the Case of Sam Hallam
Sam Hallam was wrongly accused and later acquitted of murder. He spent eight years in prison. Chair of the Sam Hallam campaign Paul May and solicitor Matt Foot speak about the methods they used to get this innocent man out of jail.

Statistics and how to Interpret Them
Statistics are everywhere. The creation and use of the statistics can be a mystery. Ed Swires-Hennessy gives a practical demonstration of the basic concepts of statistics and when we use them; it closes with a look at results and how to interpret them.

Communicating with Statistics
Everyone believes they can handle numbers effectively but reading stories in newspapers