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Take a look at what we have been up to this year 

Events in 2020

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

Thursday 17 September 2020 - 'How to Make the World Add Up' online public event with Tim Harford!

We are very excited to announce our first PLP this year! This online public event will take place on 17 September from 6pm with author and Economist Tim Harford on the day his new book, How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers, is published! Chaired by our very own Professor Irini Moustaki, this looks to be a fantastic event and one not to be missed. You can register for the event from 10am on 3 September so set a reminder in your calendars!  

You can pre-order Tim's book How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers. 


22 and 23 July 2020 - End of term celebrations for all of our final year students!

We invite our final year BSc and MSc students to join us for  celebratory Zoom events to mark the end of teaching and assessments in the Department of Statistics! We are so proud of all of our students and their achievements and we are even more impressed given the circumstances and we know that they should be very proud of their accomplishments!

30 April 2020 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

Please note that this event has been postponed.

Our annual Risk and Stochastics event is taking place on 30th April at LSE and we havd seven fantastic speakers lined up! Please take a look at our conference webpage for more information. 


Events archive from 2019

5 November and 20 November 2019, 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 Michaelmas and Lent term, these sessions aim to make you feel at ease with your studies and the year ahead. First sessions will include presentations from our 2nd year students, information about the Department and advice 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. 

 **There has been a change to the venue change for 5th November - This will now be held in LIFE.WS.2

15 October, 6pm - 8:30pm - 'Careers with a Statistics degree' panel

Hear from Statistics graduates about their job roles, how they got to where they are today and any advice they might have for you in your job search.

Running for its eighth year, the Careers with a Statistics degree panel is an essential event for Statistics students wanting to use their degree in the work place. Panellists will discuss their own education, the recruitment processes they went through and will examine where they use statistics in their everyday work. Students attending this forum will get the chance to ask the panellists questions throughout the panel discussion. The final hour of the allotted time will be designated for networking with the panellists over drinks. Bring your questions along with you!

Book your place here:

 This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about your options after your Statistics degree
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in the different sectors can entail
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

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

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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.

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


4 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. 

 To view the event flyer, please click here.

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24th September 2019, 5pm - 8pm - 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

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.  

3 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! 

Events archive from 2018

27 and 28 March 2018 - Workshop on Data Science Theory and Practice

This event marks the inauguration of the MSc Data Science programme run by the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics.

For more information on this event, please have a look here