Latest news for 23 Jan 2017

Churchill Fellow David Spiegelhalter on the danger of burnt toast

A new campaign is warning people that burning some food, such as toast, is a potential cancer risk. Here, the evidence for this claim is explored by David Spiegelhalter, Churchill Fellow and Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the new Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication.

“The lady is for turning” – opening of Margaret Thatcher’s personal and political papers for 1986

Margaret Thatcher’s private papers for 1986, released for the first time today at Churchill Archives Centre, provide unique insights into a year which ultimately proved to date a little over halfway into her Premiership. Of course, no one knew in 1986 just how long she would stay at Downing Street but for the first time the issue of “succession” had been raised.