Angela Saini announced as Significance Lecturer for RSS 2020

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Significance magazine has announced that science journalist and author Angela Saini will give its keynote lecture during the Royal Statistical Society 2020 Conference in Bournemouth.

Angela Saini presents radio and television programmes on the BBC and her two-part documentary series for BBC Four about the history and science of eugenics aired in autumn 2019. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was published in summer 2019 by 4th Estate and Beacon Press, and was named a book of the year by the Financial Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Sunday Times among many others. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017 and has been translated into eleven languages. 

Enter our 2020 writing competition for early-career statisticians

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If you are an early-career researcher, now is your chance to write for the RSS flagship statistics magazine Significance, which features stories about statistics and data science, and what data can tell us about the world we live in.

Our 2020 writing competition, jointly organised with the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), is now open for entries.

Contributed talks and posters for RSS 2020 now open

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Submissions are now open for contributed talks and posters for this year's RSS International Conference which takes place at the Bournemouth International Centre, 7-10 September.

The programme will feature keynote talks from John Aston, Sir Ian Diamond and Kerrie Mengersen among others, as well as more than 50 invited topic sessions and professional development workshops.

C Oswald George prize 2019: Winner announced

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A Teaching Statistics journal article 'Calculated democracy—Explorations in gerrymandering' (paywalled) by David McCune and Samuel Luke Tunstall has been awarded the C Oswald George prize for 2019. 

The prize is named after the UK government statistician Dr C Oswald George, who helped found the UK’s Institute of Statistics and served as its chairman and president. The prize has been awarded to authors of the best article in Teaching Statistics since 1979.

RSS 2020 invited sessions range from AI to Florence Nightingale

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The organisers of this September’s RSS International Conference in Bournemouth have revealed the line-up of invited topic sessions that will appear on the programme.

There will be over 60 sessions spread over 10 different topic streams, organised by the Society’s sections and special interest groups, individual fellows and several external organisations including the ONS Data Science Campus, National Centre for Statistical Ecology and the Water Research Centre.

Major funding boost for UK mathematical science research

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The RSS welcomes the government's announcement of £300m extra funding for mathematical sciences over the next five years.

The investment will fund 'experimental and imaginative mathematical sciences research by the very best global talent' and forms part of a raft of measures to attract top researchers to attract top scientists, researchers and mathematicians. 

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