Karl Pearson sesquicentenary
conference

Friday 23 March 2007

Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX

A joint meeting of the Royal Statistical Society,
the British Society for the History of Mathematics,
and the British Society for the History of Science

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A one day conference to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Victorian mathematician, Karl Pearson (1857-1936) who established the discipline of mathematical statistics.

 

Organiser

Dr Eileen Magnello

Speakers include

Mr John Aldrich

Dr Chris Pritchard

Dr June Barrow-Green

Professor Stephen Stigler

Dr Eileen Magnello

Professor A. W. F.Edwards

 

For summaries of talks go here. ††For details, booking form and map go here.

 

London places of interest

  • The City: The area around Errol Street, the conference venue, is full of interest for the early history of statistics. Bayesí tomb is probably the highlight. Consult the Economistsí Walk 4: City of London. (Produced for the World Congress of the Econometric Society 2005.)

 

 

More generally see David Singmasterís BSHM Gazetteer of London and Ian Prestonís London and the Early History of Economics and Statistics. (Produced for the World Congress of the Econometric Society.)