Statistics of Brexit

Radical Statistics

2017 Conference & AGM

Saturday, 18 February 9.30am-5.30pm
Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Conference registration information.

Eventbrite - Radical Statistics 2017 Conference - Statistics of Brexit

Registration £50.00 including lunch and coffees
Student/low-income £30.00
Radstats members get £10 off either category, and you can indicate registration on door.

The conference will discuss:

How have statistics been used in the arguments for Britain remaining in or leaving the EU?
What do statistics of Brexit tell us about social inequalities and social change?
What evidence is needed to assess the implications of Brexit proposals?


9:00 am Arrival & Registration
9:30 Welcome from the organisers

9:45 Keynote Sesion 1 Chair: Alan Marshall
Statistics of Brexit: Demographic perspectives “Migration, EU Migrants and Brexit”
Jane Falkingham, University of Southampton.
[abstract & speaker information]

Statistics of Brexit: Legal perspectives
Michael Dougan, University of Liverpool .
[abstract & speaker information]

Update on Radstats book ‘Radical Statistics in the 2020s’ (Jeff Evans and Humphrey Southall)

11:15 Coffee/Tea break

11:30 Workshops I (choose one)
Statistics of Brexit, Race Crime & Citizenship, led by Alan Marshall & Albert Sabater.
Statistics of Brexit & Population Projections, led by Nik Lomax.

12:30 pm Lunch

1:15 Keynote Session 2 Chair: Albert Sabater
Statistics of Brexit: Media perspectives
Brian Cathcart, Kingston University.
[abstract & speaker information]

Statistics of Brexit: Perspectives from the Outside In
Jan Eichhorn, University of Edinburgh.
[abstract & speaker information]

2:45 Coffee/Tea break

3:00 Workshops II (choose one)
Statistics of Brexit & internal migration, led by Glenna Nightingale, David McCollum, Annemarie Ernsten & Will Shankley.
Statistics of Brexit in Media Coverage, led by Bozena Wielgoszewska & Helen Packwood.

4:00 Q and A Panel Discussion (keynotes and workshop leads)

4:45 Close

5:00 Radical Statistics Annual General Meeting

 A Radstats weekend

All are invited and encouraged to attend the Radical Statistics 2017 AGM (5-6pm, same venue) as above

For those arriving on Friday, please come along to an informal social event at the Black Bull pub at 12 Grassmarket (central Edinburgh) EH1 2JU from 6:00 pm. We will have a table near the front, with a sign to spot us by! Food is available until 9:00. Children welcome until 8:00 (licensing laws)!

Staying on? Join us for a free walking tour of Edinburgh, on the morning of Sunday 19th February. Time estimate is 10:00 – 12:00. This will start and end at Quaker Meeting House.

Accommodations are plentiful in Edinburgh. Staying in the Old Town or New Town will be convenient for the venue and public transportation.

Double rooms starts at about £100 at
If you are in a group you may find good deals at displays several options for single rooms as well as many other types of private accommodation.
There are several official Youth Hostels at, as well as plenty of ‘independent’ hostels at A bed in shared accommodations is about £15/night.

For programme information please contact the organising group at Nissa Finney, Albert Sabater, Glenna Nightingale and Alan Marshall (University of St Andrews) and Bozena Wielgoszewska (University of Edinburgh).

For registration or general queries please contact Alistair Cairns at
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