Wisdom of the Crowds

Can the wisdom of the crowd help us estimate the number of sweets in a jar?

Join Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE FRS for interactive experiments exploring the power of crowds in answering certain numerical questions.

From guessing the weight of a cow or the number of sweets in a jar, there is evidence that the average of a crowd’s guesses can deliver surprisingly accurate results.

Professor du Sautoy will carry out a number of live interactive quizzes and experiments to test these ideas and look at how these principles can be harnessed for citizen science projects.

Please note children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.