History of Statistics Section


The History of Statistics Section was formed in September 2010. The principal aims of the group are to

  • bring together the various groups and individuals who have an active interest in the history of statistics
  • hold a minimum of one annual one-day event on a topic on the history of statistics and to publish the proceedings. To hold any shorter meetings which may be considered appropriate
  • contribute as appropriate to the programme of the annual RSS Conference


Chair: Eileen Magnello
Vice chair: John Aldrich
Secretary: Cecilia Lanata Briones
Meeting secretary: Aura Popa

Committee members

Lisa Bud-Frierman
Leo Cremonezi
Wallace Ferguson
Mike Hughes
Alison Macfarlane
Sam Randalls
Peter Smith
Mark Casson (co-opted)
Claire Gormley (Council representative)

Future meetings

See our events calendar for upcoming meetings: statslife.org.uk/history-of statistics-section

News and meeting reports

Find out the latest news and reports from our meetings.

Additional information

Twitter: @HistoryofStats
Facebook: History of Stats
Mailing list: History of Statistics