John Pullinger, the president of the Royal Statistical Society, will be giving a seminar in the Department on Friday 31 January. He has a lengthy career in the civil service as a statistician and currently works at the House of Commons, so it should be an interesting insight into the use of statistics in and by government! According to the advert, the speaker will “explore how the role of statistics in society has changed with changes in the politics of decision-making. He will outline the Royal Statistical Society strategy for the next 4 years and consider how individual members of the RSS can play a part.”
The event will take place from 1500-1600 in LT908, Livingstone Tower, on Friday 31 January, and will be followed by a wine reception. It’s free and open to all, and non-members are very welcome!