Sheffield Local Group


Sheffield Local Group of the Royal Statistical Society was created in 1945. We organise an annual programme of 4-5 talks, in which we aim to cover topical themes across a variety of statistical applications that we hope will appeal to anyone with an interest in statistics. We invite speakers to talk about topics of current interest, both from the local region to showcase statistical activity in South Yorkshire and from around the UK to highlight wider statistical thinking. Our talks are typically held in the late afternoon on Thursdays (with refreshments available beforehand). 


Chair: Lyn Taylor (Phastar)
Secretary/treasurer: Sara Hilditch (University of Sheffield)

Committee members

Jane Candlish (University of Sheffield)
Alison Cousley (DWP)
Lauren Cowie
John Harthman (Retired)
Richard Jacques (University of Sheffield)
Alison Poulston (APS, The University of Sheffield)
Eleanor Stillman (University of Sheffield)
Nicky Tarry (DWP)

Future meetings

For details of upcoming meetings: visit the events calendar


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Additional information

Annual Report 2018
SANS Facebook 
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