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It is with great sadness to inform you that David Bartholomew passed away on 16th October 2017. Professor Bartholomew had a long and distinguished career and made significant contributions in Latent Variable Modelling, factor analysis and social measurement. David Bartholomew joined LSE as Professor of Statistics in 1973 and retired in 1996. He has published more than 25 books on a wide-range of topics including stochastic models for social processes, statistical inference under order restrictions, statistical methods for manpower planning, latent variable models and factor analysis, the statistical approach to social measurement, and measuring intelligence. A selection of his publications can be found here. Professor Bartholomew was a Fellow of the British Academy. He was President of the Royal Statistical Society 1993-95 and he was awarded the Society’s Guy Medal in Bronze in 1971. At LSE, he served as Head of Department and Pro-Director. A conference honouring his significant contributions to statistics was held at LSE in December 2011. A selection of papers from the conference was published in 2014 in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), in a special issue on a ‘social statistics’ theme. You will find David's interview from earlier in the year, which he conducted with Professor Irini Moustaki and Professor Fiona Steele, in our new Spotlight series. David's former LSE colleagues Celia Swan and Martin Knott have written an obituary which will be published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.
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