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What's on

We host a range of events from the annual Careers with a Statistics Degree alumni panel and Risk and Stochastics conference to smaller seminars and these encompass a range of topics relating to Statistics. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.

Statistics is a way of seeing things. It is not really a subject, but a way of looking at the world

20 and 21 May 2019 - SEDS Annual Summit 2019


Shot of a crowd seated in the Hong Kong Lecture Theatre

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


David Spiegelhalter - credit Clive Sherlock

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!