The Sir Ronald Fisher Memorial Committee of Great Britain.
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The Fisher Memorial Trust is a charitable trust founded in 1965 to perpetuate the memory of Ronald Aylmer Fisher through the establishment of Fisher Memorial Lectures `by persons distinguished for contributions to natural knowledge or scientific methodology in one of the fields which had been of interest to him'. Twenty-six such lectures have been given to date (2004). The trust is also authorised to use its residual income to support research in these fields. The trust acts for Mr. A. Barrington Brown in licensing reproduction of his well-known copyright photograph of Fisher. Application should be made to the Treasurer, from whom copies may also be bought privately.
I 1966 March 23 Dr F.Yates
Computers, the second revolution in statistics. Biometrics 22, 233-51.
II 1968 March 6 Dr R.R.Race
Blood groups in human genetics. Typescript held by the Committee.
III 1969 Sept 3 Prof. E.A.Cornish
Developments from the Fisher–Cornish expansions.
IV 1970 Dec 18 Prof. K.Mather
Biometrical genetics. Heredity 26, 349-364 (1971) ‘On biometrical genetics’.
V 1972 Sept 19 Prof. G.A.Barnard
Statistical inference in its historical development.
VI 1974 June 24 Prof. L.L.Cavalli-Sforza
Cultural versus biological evolution.
VII 1977 Nov 17 Prof. R.Hide
Motions in planetary fluids.
VIII 1978 Sept 20 Prof. D.J.Finney
Bioassay and the practice of statistical inference1.
IX 1981 March 19 Prof. J.Maynard Smith
The evolution of the sex ratio.
X 1981 June 3 Prof. J.H.Bennett
R.A.Fisher and the Genetical Theory of Natural Selection2.
XI 1983 April 20 Prof. S.Karlin
Kin selection and altruism3. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 219, 327-353.
XII 1984 April 5 Prof. D.R.Cox
Regression and the design of experiments4.
XIII 1986 Sept 22 Prof. S.M.Stigler
Francis Galton and the unravelling of the normal world5.
XIV 1988 March 23 Prof. G.E.P.Box
Scientific method in quality and productivity improvement6.
XV 1990 March 23 Sir Walter Bodmer
Genetic sequences. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 241, 85-92.
XVI 1992 Sept 17 Prof. D.V.Lindley
Statistics of the market place. Typescript held by the Committee.
XVII 1993 August 16 Prof. A.J.Jeffreys
Molecular sleuthing: the story of genetic fingerprinting.
XVIII 1994 Oct 20 Dr A.W.F.Edwards
Fiducial inference and the fundamental theorem of natural selection7.
XIX 1995 April 3 Prof. M.J.R.Healy
The life and work of Frank Yates8.
XX 1996 Sept 5 Prof. J.A.Nelder
Computers and statistics: the continuing revolution.
XXI 1998 Nov 16 Sir John Kingman
Mathematics of genetic diversity, Before and after DNA.
XXII 2000 Sept 12 Prof. Bradley Efron
XXIII 2001 Oct 29 Sir Richard Doll
Proof of causality: deductions from epidemiological evidence9.
XXIV 2002 Jun 26 Prof. O.Mayo
The realisation of Fisher’s research programme.
XXV 2003 Apr 7 Prof. W.J.Ewens
Statistics and the transition from genetics to genomics.
XXVI 2004 Sept 8 Prof. A.F.M.Smith
Towards an evidence-based society; the role of statistical thinking.
1 Internat. Statist. Rev. 47, 1-12 (1979).
2 see chapter 1 in Bennett, J.H. (1983) Natural Selection, Heredity, and Eugenics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
3 with C.Matessi.
4 Present position and potential developments: some personal views. Design of experiments and regression. J. Roy. Statist. Soc. A 147, 306-315.
5 see chapter 8 in Stigler, S.M. (1986) The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
6 Quality improvement: an expanding domain for the application of scientific method. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 327, 617-630 (1989).
7 Biometrics 51, 799-809 (1995).
8 Frank Yates, 1902-1994 – The work of a statistician. Internat. Statist. Rev. 63, 271-288.
9 Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 45, 499-515 (2002).