2015 Conference and AGM
Saturday 7 March, 2015
Conway hall, 25 REd Lion square, london WC1R 4RL
Coffee & registration 9:00 am. 9:15 start, 5:00 close. 5:15 AGM
Conference Theme: Good data, good policy? Taking place in the run-up to the May 2015 general Election, the conference will focus on public policy and its relationship with the availability of ‘good data’. We aim to address questions such as: How good is the data we have, and is it used well for policy-making? What are the possibilities for the production and democratic use of good statistics, and the threats to such developments?
View the full programme of talks and break-out sessions.
Further information here
Register via Eventbrite
Plus, thinking of coming along for the welcome reception?
Lucas Arms, 245A Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8QY
A social, beginning with a review by economists Larry Brownstein & Julian Wells (7:15 – 8:30 pm) of the book Capital in the 21st Century (2013) by Thomas Piketty.
Friday 6th March, 6:30-10:30 pm
Suggestions for those who wish to read something beforehand:
1. the set of critiques published in Real World Economics, including articles by Yanis Varoufakis (quite mathematical!) and by Ann Pettifor (et al.) who spoke at RadStats 2012:
2. interview of Varoufakis by the head of the Henry George School:
RadStats is pleased to announce the 2015 conference will be held in London from 9am-5pm on Saturday, 7 March, 2015. The venue is Conway Hall at Red Lion Square, in central London.
There will also be social events on the Friday and Sunday, as well as the RadStats AGM.
Book the date in your diary now. Please feel free to circulate to colleagues and friends!
Many further details to be confirmed. Please send comments or inquiries to email@example.com
“Taking place in the run-up to the 2015 general Election, RadStats 2015 conference will focus on public policy and the need for ‘good data’. We hope to have major speakers including MPs and many others. There will also be scope for contributed papers and ‘breakout’ sessions.”
Radical Statistics is gathering in Manchester today to take a fresh look at inequality in Britain for the 2014 conference, Is Britain Pulling Apart?
Look on twitter for #Radstats to follow along. Presentations will be collected, proceedings are being filmed, and of course there will be a special issue of the journal.
If any delegate would like to contribute a blog post please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a sneak preview of the Radstats 2014 conference programme, themed “Is Britain Pulling Apart?” all to be confirmed by the organisers.
Join us in Manchester for the weekend of 8th March!
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Radical Statistics conference – Inequality and Statistics – taking place on Saturday 23 February, 2013 in York.
Please see /conference/york2013/ for further information on all speakers, topics, location, social events and registration.
Or view an A4 flyer to post or distribute at /conf2013/A4Flyer.pdf
Jonathan Bradshaw: The Legacy of Rowntree
Danny Dorling:The 2011 Census: What surprises are emerging and how they show that cancellation is stupid
Ben Baumberg and Robert de Vries: Statistical Catfights and the ‘Spirit Level’
Stewart Lansley: Inequality: It’s role in the crash and the crisis
…and much, much more!