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  • Timandra Harkness

    Writer, comedian & broadcaster

    Timandra’s book, ‘Big Data: does size matter?’ was published by Bloomsbury Sigma in summer 2016. She writes and presents documentaries including BBC Radio 4’s FutureProofing series, and was resident reporter on the BBC social psychology series, The Human Zoo.

    In 2010, she co-wrote and performed a sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Your Days Are Numbered: The Maths of Death’ and has toured this and other science comedy shows in between hosting and chairing events at the Cheltenham Science Festival, the British Council, the Academy of Ideas, the Wellcome Collection and others.

    After winning the Independent‘s column-writing competition, her journalism includes articles on travel for the Sunday Times, motoring for the Telegraph, science & technology for WIRED, BBC Focus and Men’s Health Magazine, and on being ‘Seduced by Stats’ for Significance - the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.

    After seven years she has finally has a B Sc in Mathematics & Statistics from the Open University.

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