Factfulness with Anna Rosling Rönnlund


Event details

When: Thursday 23 May, 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay.
 $25 Members / $30 General

Byron Writers Festival invites you to an insightful evening with Anna Rosling Rönnlund, lifelong collaborator of Ola Rosling and the late Hans Rosling, whose hopeful book Factfulness is changing the way we view the world.

Asking big questions about the world is easy. How many people live below the poverty line? How many girls go to school? Why is the global population increasing? How much money do you need to live a happy life?

But answering them ‘factfully’ is hard. So hard in fact, that because of our internal biases we get them wrong more often than not. (Take the 3min Gapminder test to see how well you do!)

In their new book Factfulness, the late, great Professor Hans Rosling, together with his son and daughter-in-law Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund offer a radical new explanation of why we so often make these mistakes.

Anna Rosling Rönnlund’s talk will reveal 10 instincts that distort our perspective and outline why when we think about the world, we need to stop considering our feelings and start considering the facts.