RSS Official Stats and Journalism awards 2016 - awards ceremony

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The RSS held its awards ceremony for the winners of its Statistical Excellence in Journalism and in Official Statistics last night, which was followed by the Society's summer reception.

The keynote speech was given by Timandra Harkness, data enthusiast and comedian and the awards ceremony was led by National Statistician John Pullinger, current RSS president Peter Diggle, and RSS vice-president for external affairs, Jenny Freeman.

Among those present to accept their awards was Alberto Nardelli of The Guardian, Tom Bateman of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times. Mona Chalabi of the Guardian USA, who was commended in the data visualisation category, sent a message to be read out at the ceremony.

The team from the Department for Transport came to accept the winning prize for Statistical Excellence in Official Statistics, as did representatitives from Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) & Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) who were runners-up.

The awards ceremony was followed by our annual summer reception. Thanks to everyone who came for making it such an enjoyable evening!

Clockwise, from top left: Peter Diggle; Timandra Harkness; Tom Bateman; attendees at our summer reception; Alberto Nardelli & Peter Diggle.

Photo above shows John Burn-Murdoch receiving his award.

Photos taken by Clive Sherlock © Royal Statistical Society.

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