Talking Ideas: Factfulness with Anna Rosling

Date & time

Wed 22 May 2019 7:00pm - 8:15pm (1 hr 15 min)


Free event
Booking required


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Join Anna Rosling for an inspiring and revelatory evening, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories in an insistently hopeful and fact-based booster shot for a doom saying, world-weary population.

When asked - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.


Factfulness, written by the late Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and a man who made data sing, together with his son and daughter-in-law and long-time collaborators Ola and Anna Rosling, offers a radical new explanation of why we humans so often get the answers wrong when asked simple questions about global trends and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.

'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA

‘One of the most important books I've ever read-an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.’ BILL GATES

Find out more about the Gapminder Institute here and watch this TED Talk from Anna Rosling.


Book Sales

The Library Shop will have Factfulness available for sale at the event. Meet Anna Rosling after the event and have your book signed.


Make a Night of it

Come along early and enjoy live music, hot snacks, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar.


About Talking Ideas

Live events with the world’s best authors, thinkers and commentators.

Talking Ideas entertains, inspires and fosters debate; addressing issues that inform our times and shape our lives.

Find out about other Talking Ideas events here.

Contact event organiser

Jane O'Hara
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Type Price Comment
Full $37
Concession $32
Groups 6+ $32
Full + book $57.50 Includes copy of 'Factfulness'
Concession + book $52.50 Includes copy of 'Factfulness'