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What's on

We host a range of events thoughout the year, including our annual 'Careers with a Statistics Degree' panel and our Risk and Stochastics conference. We also hold weekly seminars which focus on varying Statistical topics. 

Our events our free and open to all, unless otherwise stated. 

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23rd October and 20th November, 5-6pm - Keep Calm and Study in the Stats Department (First Year Undergraduates)

Starting University can be a huge transition! Our ‘Keep calm and study in the Stats Department’ sessions provide helpful advice to support youat the beginning of your Statistics journey. Held throughout Michaelmasand Lent term, these sessions aim to make you feel at ease with yourstudies and the year ahead. First sessions will include presentationsfrom our 2nd year students, information about the Department andadvice for living in London. Later sessions will be led by your questions.We are here to provide general support and guidance in your first year,so do come along!

A catered social event will be held for attendees from 6pm-6:30pm. 

Please find more information on our flyer here

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12th October, 10:30am - 2:30pm - Bletchley Park (Undergradute Students)

The Bletchley Park visit offers you a great opportunity to tour the famous Bletchley Park, engage in code-breaking activities and see theEnigma machine. The visit will include an interactive workshop sessionand a guided tour. During the workshop you will use practical problem solving and team-working skills, to understand the scale of the task faced by WW2 codebreakers at Bletchley Park. The guided tour allows you to delve deeper into the story of Bletchley Park and the process of sending, intercepting and decrypting coded messages. You will also have the opportunity to explore the mansion and the surrounding museums.

Cost £10 (entrance and transport) 

To view the event flyer, please click here.

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4th October, 6pm - 9pm - Welcome River Cruise (New students)

Join us to explore London by boat! Meet with fellow new students, socialise and relax upon the River Cruise, whist enjoying the sights of London by bight. The River Cruise includes a food buffet and a soft drinks tab. 

Tickets will be required to board the river cruise.

 To view the event flyer, please click here.

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2nd October, 5pm-8pm - Welcome back event! (For second and third year students)

Welcome back to the Department! To start the term off we will be holding a Welcome back event for second and third year Statistics students to celebrate returning to LSE and to reunite with fellow students.

Please find more information on our flyer here


New Students Undergraduate Social Event 

Welcome to the Department of Statistics! Please join us for the Undergraduate Social Event to meet fellow new students and familarise yourself with the Department. We look forward to welcoming you.

To view the event flyer, please click here.

To view all activities for new Statistics students please click here. 

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20 and 21 May 2019 - SEDS Annual Summit 2019


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SEDS are delighted to announce the upcoming SEDS Annual Summit on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May 2019, in LSE's Wolfson Theatre

The summit will bring together academics, students, and industrial participants with interests in applied and methodological aspects of data science. This event will provide an opportunity for people across the LSE to connect, discuss and showcase various ongoing activities – as well as to facilitate future collaborations in the data science area.

The programme will feature invited talks by academic and industry speakers. The event will also feature poster sessions showcasing the work of current LSE students and for departments to present research and teaching activities.

For more information and to register visit the events page. 


1 April 2019 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host the 13th Risk & Stochastics Conference. The Conference is an annual event, with the purpose of disseminating current research in quantitative modelling in finance, insurance, and risk management. 

This year’s Conference will focus on market microstructure research with speakers from mathematical finance and economics communities. Our goal is to enhance collaboration and exchange of knowledge between applied and theoretical researchers, as wells as practitioners in mathematical finance, insurance and statistics.

Confirmed speakers

  • Hansjoerg Albrecher, University of Lausanne
  • Katia Colaneri, University of Leeds
  • Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe, Imperial College London
  • Frank Riedel, University of Bielefeld
  • Tauhid Zaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Giorgia Callegaro, University Of Padova

For more information and to register, visit the booking page

The programme is available to view.  

3rd April 2019 - Undergraduate Open Day and Offer Holders' Day 

Meet LSE students and academics, explore the campus, experience being #partofLSE. You will also get the opportunity to 

  • attend subject talks to find out more about our degree programmes
  • see some of our student accommodation
  • speak to staff from departments such as Financial Support and Undergraduate Admissions on a one-to-one basis at our information stands

Book your place now

27 March 2019 - Learning from Data: the art of statistics by Prof David Speigelhalter


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The Department of Statistics are delighted to host Professor David Speigelhalter on 27 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre! The lecture will be chaired by Professor Fiona Steele.

David Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Spiegelhalter is one of the most cited and influential researchers in his field, and was elected as President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-18. His latest book is The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data.

The lecture recording is available to view


Photo credt: Clive Sherlock



7 February 2019 - Alumni Networking Evening 

Our annual Alumni Networking Evening will take place on Thursday 7 February from 6pm on 6th floor of SAW! The event is a great chance for all of our Undergraduate and MSc students to network with Alumni. Drinks and nibbles will be provided!