Edinburgh Local Group


We arrange an annual programme of talks and workshops intended to appeal to anyone with an interest in statistics. Talks to our local group are generally applied and relatively non-technical as our usual audience includes non-academic as well as academic statisticians.

All of our events are free, and are open both to members of the RSS and to non-members. We typically organise 6-8 events per year, which are usually held on a Tuesday evening. Refreshments are available beforehand, and events are usually followed by a trip to either a pub or a restaurant.


Chair: Ron Smith (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
Secretary: Jiayi Liu (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland)
Treasurer: Katy Barratt (Retired)

Committee Members

Jake Ansell (University of Edinburgh)
Adam Butler (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland)
Scott Heald (Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland)
Thomas Leonard (Retired)
Cecilia Macintyre (Scottish Government)
Ioannis Papastathopoulos (University of Edinburgh)
Moira Weir (Open University)


For all information on meetings please visit our website www.bioss.ac.uk/rsse

Additional Information

Mailing list: please contact Jiayi Liu
Twitter: @RSSEdinburgh