The Statistician and the “Stats” - R. A. Fisher and the RSS

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History of Statistics Section

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 06:00pm - 07:15pm

Location Location: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX


John Aldrich – University of Southampton

About the Event:

Fisher's work was the inspiration behind the move towards Statistics as Research Methodology and when he died in 1962, the RSS recognised him as the "most famous statistician in the world." Yet his four decades of transactions with the Society were generally troubled: in the 1920s he joined, left and re-joined, in the 30s he was uncomfortably present, in the 40s he was usually absent and in the 50s he was President and contributing to the Society's journals. The troubles were rooted in personalities but also in conflicts over ideas in statistical inference.


6.00pm to 6.45pm: Author’s presentation

6.45pm to 7.15pm: Q&A

Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 5.30pm.

Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.


Organiser Name Peter Smith, History of Statistics Section Meetings Secretary

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Organising Group(s) History of Statistics Section





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