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Radical Statistics

2020 Conference

Friday, 28 February 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday, 29 February 9:00 – 1:00
St. Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

See below for conference presentations!

Florence NightingaleRegister for the Friday Conference
(price includes Saturday’s events and lunch & coffees)

Registration £50.00
Low-income £20.00
Student FREE
Radstats members get reduced registration.

Free registration for the Saturday Conference
(to help us estimate attendance)

Programme & Presentations

9.00 am Arrival & Registration

9.30 Anne Laure Humbert & Rachael McIlroy. Paid equally badly? Gender and pay in the nursing profession
Greg Dropkin. RightCare’: Wrong answers
Anna Powell-Smith. Missing Numbers: The statistics we don’t collect

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Lynn McDonald. Florence Nightingale and Statistics: What She Did and What She Did Not
Eileen Magnello. (Keynote Discussant) Florence Nightingale: The Radical and Passionate Statistician

12.30 – 2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 Danny Dorling. The UK health crisis
Andrew Street. Revisiting Nightingale´s vision to assess the outcomes of hospital treatment

3.00 Tea

3.30 Dave Byrne. The IFS Deaton Review: Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century
Paul Marchant. ‘Bad Stats’ depletes the public purse

4:30 Jeff Evans, Sally Ruane, Tina Beatty. Data in Society: Radical Statistics’ new book

5.30 Conference ends

Presentations, Discussions & Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 29 February
St. Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

Members, delegates and anyone interested are invited to Radical Statistics meetings and discussions.

9.00 Coffee and welcome

9.30 “Radical Statistics in an age of globalisation and populism
Speakers including Data in Society authors Harvey Goldstein, Kevin McConway, and Jeff Evans, who will address issues from Section 1 of the book “How Data are Changing” and Section 6 “Advancing Social Progress …”.
Jonathan Rosenhead from the radical science movement will Chair.

10.45 Tea / coffee

11.00 Future organisation of Radical Statistics to respond to these challenges

12.00 Radical Statistics Annual General Meeting

1.00 pm Lunch St Luke’s Central Café – a convivial place to enjoy informal discussions.

2.00 Professionally guided two hour Florence Nightingale themed walk. Cost to be paid directly to guide (£15 or £10 concession).

To register your interest in attending the Saturday events, please email Alistair at: admin@radstats.org.uk (specifically stating if joining the walk).

Everyone is warmly invited to join for informal social events.
Meet old and new members to discuss the conference themes and more.

Thursday February 27
Pre-conference gathering at the Norfolk Arms, 28 Leigh Street, WC1H 9EP
Meet from 7pm for a pre-conference drink and /or meal.

Friday, February 28
Join for a drink and Turkish food, 6.00-ish at The Iskele, 179 Whitecross St, EC1Y 8QP
Like Thursday, meals will not be pre-booked, just pay individually.
Please join for a drink even if you are not staying for a meal.


Accommodations are plentiful in London, but advance booking is strongly recommended.

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


For programme information please contact the organising group at CONF20@radstats.org.uk: (Eileen Magnello, Alison Macfarlane, John Bibby, Alistair Cairns)

For general queries please contact Alistair Cairns at ADMIN@radstats.org.uk

Here is a one page flyer about the conference to print & display.

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