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The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: Lord Rothschild


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The seventh in this annual series of lectures is given by Lord Rothschild - scientist, first director of the ' Think Tank ' and chairman of the recent Royal Commission on Gambling. Risk
You could risk drinking a bottle of wine a day - it's only half as dangerous as driving a car. But think twice before riding a motorbike-it is 75 times more risky than driving. How do you calculate the risks of everyday life? When should you start to get worried?
Tonight, Lord Rothschild discusses the assessment and acceptability of risks. Taking a critical look at some of the doctrines of the environmentalists, he considers the risks associated with nuclear power stations and other forms of energy, and comes to some unexpected conclusions.
Introduced by Sir Michael Swann , FRS, Chairman of the BBC
This lecture will shortly be published in booklet form


Introduced By: Sir Michael Swann
Director: Peter Massey
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

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The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: Lord Rothschild

BBC One London, 23 November 1978 21.25

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