He has over 200 refereed publications and is co-author of 6 textbooks, as well as The Norm Chronicles (with Michael Blastland), Sex by Numbers, and The Art of Statistics.
He works extensively with the media, and presented the BBC4 documentaries ‘Tails you Win: the Science of Chance” and the award-winning “Climate Change by Numbers”.
He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, and was President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-2018"
Sir David John Spiegelhalter was born on the 16th August, 1953 and while I don't know the odds of being born on that day if you loved studying the roll of dice, I'd say it would have to be a lot more than 1/6:-)Maybe Sir David should read Laurence Browne's book, even if he might find it a bit odd?
The Many Faces of COINcidence?On the other hand he may find David Hand's book on probability right for his interest on the subject.
The Improbability Principle: What are the Odds?Never tell me the odds when it comes to life, as the game seems to be rigged to me.
The Many Faces of COINcidence?