Of All The People In All The World on tour

Of All The People In All The World

Two Snowhill Launch
Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GA

Friday 12 April – Sunday 21 April
11am – 7pm Monday – Friday
11am – 6pm Saturday/Sunday

People Struck By Lightning Each Year: 24,000

Chosen: You’d never know where to look for this stat – or even think of looking for it. It could have lots of potential for linking with other stats in a playful way.

Source: Dr. Chris Scott, University of Reading
Today Programme BBC Radio 4. 15th May, 2014.

Submitted By: James

University Graduates Fleeing Algeria 1992-6: 71,500

Source: Your Fatwa Dies Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

Chosen: A pointed statistic suggesting the ‘brain drain’ prompted by fundamentalism.

Submitted by: James

Black People Living In London 1750: 20,000

Source: In Our Time BBC Radio 4

Chosen: As an indication that London has long been a multiracial city. A rare stat to find.

Submitted By: James

Women Travelling From Ireland To Britain For An Abortion Each Day: 11

Chosen: an update of an old statistic.

Source: The Today Program BBC Radio 4

Submitted by: James

Sailors Completing the first Circumnavigation of the Globe 8/9/1522: 18

Those who set off on the voyage 238.

Chosen: because the voyage was a iconic and an amazing story.

Source: Jerry Brotton A History of the World in Twelve Maps.

Submitted by James

4am Project Photographers, Birmingham photo walk, The Bullring,14th April 2013 = 16

chosen: Local initiative organised by @KarenStrunks and a project celebrating its 4th anniversary.

source: https://twitter.com/karenstrunks/status/3246488909

Submitted by Mark Wilson

The aim of the 4amproject is to gather a collection of photos from around the world at the magical time of 4am. Everyone can take part and join in! All you need is a camera. We want to see what you see at that moment in time on that one day. What’s your view at 4am?

More information about the 4am project can be found HERE

Prisoners Held In Guantanamo Bay On Hunger Strike: 130/52

Total Prisoners: 166
Prisoners Officially Acknowledged as on Hunger Strike: 52
Prisoners Defence Lawyers Believe To be on Hunger Strike: 130
Prisoners Being Force Fed: 13

Chosen: Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay was a resonant statistic in early versions of the show a decade ago so to be reminded of this enduring problem is important. Also, it is always useful for the show to acknowledge that statistics are regularly disputed.

Source: The Today Program BBC Radio 4

Submitted By: James