Bobby Duffy – Oxford Literary Festival


April 2, 2019

6 pm

Public policy expert Professor Bobby Duffy says we know a lot less than we think we do and tests the audience’s knowledge – and ignorance – in this interactive event.

Duffy’s work is informed by exclusive research across 40 countries about people’s basic knowledge of the world around them. Do you eat too much sugar? What proportion of your country are immigrants? What does it cost to raise a child? How much tax do the rich pay? Are we more ignorant than we used to be? He explains how the populations of some countries are better informed than others and how we can address our ignorance using the latest research on media and decision science. Ticketholders will be asked to take part in an online survey a few days before this event.

Duffy is professor of public policy and director of the Policy Institute at King’s College, London, a former managing director of the Ipsos Mori Social Research Institute and has worked for the British Prime Minister’s strategy unit.

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Oxford Literary Festival
Clarendon Building
Broad Street