Professor David J Hand FBA talks about his new book, Measurement: A Very Short Introduction (published 2016, Oxford University Press).
He talks about the historical development of measurement - from our early need to measure the physical world, to the measurement of less concrete social concepts. And there is a discussion of our schizophrenic attitude to measurement and statistics.
Professor David J Hand FBA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Imperial College London
James Rivington, Editor, British Academy Review (interviewer)
Recorded 28 September 2016
Release date 7 October 2016