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Radical Statistics group

Annual Conference & AGM, 2010

'Whose statistics?'


Saturday 27 February, 2010

Friends House, Euston Road

London NW1 2BJ

The overall conference theme was 'Whose statistics?', encapsulating RadStats concerns as outlined in www.radstats.org.uk/about.htm

The conference was a great success. Among the highlights was a lecture by journalist and freedom of information activist Heather Brooke, best known for her work exposing the House of Commons' resistance to disclosing figures about the expenses claimed by its members. Another was provided by David Miller from Spinwatch, who outlined how the organisation's new website spinprofiles.org monitors public relations activities and spin in political and corporate life, and how supposedly independent institutes and disinterested experts are used as a front by vested interests to gain media coverage and policy clout.

Speakers' contributions will appear in Radstats issue 102 in 2010, either as summaries or full articles. Please fill out and return the subscription form to receive a hard copy in the post.


Please fill out and return the booking form as instructed. (No longer taking bookings.)

£25 members / £35 non-members / £40 non-members including membership. £10 reduction student/low income (self-defined).

Queries to admin@radstats.org.uk.


David Miller on Spinwatch / Eileen Magnello on Florence Nightingale / Paul Marchant on street lighting / Heather Brooke on Right to know / Harvey Goldstein on statistical ethics / Danny Dorling on statistics of injustice / activity workshops ...

View or print the programme (PDF).

Social events

Join us for the following social events:

  • Friday night social gathering at the Perseverance pub (from 7:00 pm), 63 Lamb’s Conduit St., WC1N 3NB. Food will be available to order until 9.45pm. Quiz night: bring a multiple choice question, or answer ours.

  • Saturday evening meal (6:30 pm) at Shah Tandoori, 159 Drummond Street, London, NW1 2PB (020-7383-5658). Meet before at the Crown and Anchor, 137 Drummond Street.

  • Sunday morning walk. Meet at 10:15. Further details available at the conference, depending on weather & interests.

Map of Venues

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Directions to Friends House

(as from their website):

Friends House couldn’t be easier to reach: location map (Multimap)

Friends House
173-177 Euston Road

Tel: 020 7663 1094/1095 for events or 020 7663 1000 for reception.


By rail : From its position opposite Euston’s rail and tube stations, it is a ten minute walk from King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International Terminus. All major rail terminals are easily reached by tube.


By tube : The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square , which are on the Northern, Victoria , Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.


By bus : Numbers 10, 18, 30, 73, 205 and 390 pass the door whilst 59, 68, 91, 168, and 253 stop nearby.


By car : Friends House is within a meter parking zone. Charges must be paid Monday to Friday 08.30 - 18.30 and Saturday 09.00 - 13.30. There are alternative, longer-term parking facilities under Euston Station. Please note that Friends House is within the congestion charge zone. For details of how to pay please go to http://www.cclondon.com/.

 International visits : St Pancras International Terminus is a ten minute walk away. Nearby Paddington Station offers a frequent shuttle service to Heathrow Airport . All London airports are easily reached from Euston.


Below are some suggestions of hotels & hostels in the surrounding area that may be of use:

Radical Statistics recent conference history.

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