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Nov 20, 2023


The ONS led the way informing the UK response to the Coronavirus pandemic. But what lessons can be learned and how can we best prepare not only ourselves, but the rest of the world, for the next pandemic?  




This is Statistically Speaking, the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Oct 5, 2023

In this episode we talk about the growth of data use in the media and the potential impact of misinformation on the public’s trust in official statistics.  

Navigating podcast host Miles Fletcher through this minefield is Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter, from the University of Cambridge; Ed Humpherson, Head of the...

Aug 29, 2023

In this episode, we explore ONS’s work with other countries to raise the world's statistical capabilities. 




Hello and welcome again to ‘Statistically Speaking’, the Office for National Statistics’ Podcast. I'm Miles Fletcher, and in this episode we're going international.  

Jul 31, 2023

In this episode we chat to members of the ONS Social Survey Collection Division about the importance, and challenges, of getting the general public to take part in crucial surveys that help paint a picture of what life is like across Britain.




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Jun 21, 2023


In this episode we discuss how the ONS has been working to transform the way we count the population, using new datasets to give more accurate, timely, and detailed measurements. 

On 29 June 2023, the ONS will be launching a public consultation on its proposals for a transformed population and migration...