I can’t bang on enough about how good the Centre for Investigative Journalism‘s summer school was, and how much it’s helped to focus my own feelings about my career. So it’s rather excellent news that they’re holding a one-off, free class on the evening of October 13th on the subject ‘How to read public accounts’.
I presume this is related to the fact that the same class was cancelled during the summer school because the speaker, Sally Gainsbury of the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times, was off ill. Whatever the reason, it’s an enormously generous gesture and one which I’d urge anyone with a bit of free time to take up. Especially if, like me, you’ve recently been staring at hundreds of spreadsheets of local government finance data and felt a little out of your depth.
Tickets are free, but there’s limited numbers. Sign up at the cij spreadsheet here.