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Uncertainty as part of decision-relevant information

Uncertainty is part and parcel of scientific information and the various disciplines (e.g., medical, management and social and environmental sciences) have developed vocabularies and scientific means of communicating that uncertainty. In addition, different decision-making and policy communities have developed means of using information and data that to different extents includes the associated uncertainties. For example the medical community has considerable experience in presenting and communicating uncertainty to inform decisions made by both practitioners and patients. There is also experience with the broader decision-making community (e.g., robust decision making) that could inform and challenge existing approaches across disciplines. This seminar series will build on the knowledge and experiences of these various communities,(practice and theory), to better understand and share lessons on practices, challenges and success towards better informing decision making and policy.Organ­ised by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford. http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk

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1 Creative Commons Communicating Risk and Uncertainty in Climate Science part two Peter Scott, Met Office, gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templton College, Oxford on 15th Novemeber 2012. Peter Scott 21 Dec 2012
2 Creative Commons Communicating Risk and Uncertainty in Climate Science part one Professor Chris Rapley, UCL, gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templton College, Oxford on 15th Novemeber 2012. Introduced by Richard Black, former BBC Correspondent. Chris Rapley, Richard Black 21 Dec 2012
3 Creative Commons Public Understanding of Risk and Uncertainy - part two Dr Emily Shuckburgh, BAS/DECC, gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templton College, Oxford on 15th Novemeber 2012. Emily Shuckburgh 21 Dec 2012
4 Creative Commons Public Understanding of Risk and Uncertainy - part one Dr Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University, gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templeton College, Oxford on 15th November 2012. Nick Pidgeon 21 Dec 2012
5 Creative Commons Communicating Risk and Uncertainty Opening Address Opening Address by Professor Speigelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, Cambridge University. David Speigelhalter 20 Dec 2012
6 Creative Commons The Experience of Different Sectors in Communicating Risk and Uncertainty part one Wendy Jarrett, Associate Director, Media Relations, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templeton College, Oxford. Wendy Jarrett 20 Dec 2012
7 Creative Commons An Uncertain Climate Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science, University College London, gives the final lecture in the Uncertainty series. Chris Rapley 03 Jul 2012
8 Creative Commons Uncertainty, risk and decision making in medical care What should patients and clinicians make of uncertainty, risk and decision making in medical care? Dr Angela Coulter delivers a lecture at Green Templeton College as part of the Uncertainty series. Angela Coulter 03 Jul 2012
9 Creative Commons Uncertainty, risk and decision making: A view from the Environmental Social Sciences Professor Nick Pidgeon gives a talk for the Uncertainty, Risk and Decision Making seminar series. Nick Pidgeon 05 Apr 2012
10 Creative Commons Dealing with uncertainties in UK energy policy: Some lessons from experience Jim Watson (Director, Sussex Energy Group) delivers a lecture as part of the 2012 Green Templeton College "Uncertainty..." lecture series. Jim Watson 02 Mar 2012