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Manchester Statistical Society needs you

13 Nov 2017

Join one of the oldest statistical societies in the world as it continues timeless conversation on social and economic issues

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The Manchester Statistical Society is welcoming University minds – both staff and students – as it continues its timeless discussion of social and economic issues.

Lord Jim O’Neill, our honorary Professor of Economics, addressed last month’s meeting on ‘The need for more and better economic, especially, regional data’.

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, 14 November), the society will hear from Professor Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, on ‘Genetics and social class’.

The Society was founded in 1833 by a group of Mancunians concerned about the state of society as urbanization and industrialization developed, and they carried out research with a view to influencing government policy.

One of the oldest statistical societies in the world, its meetings today continue the theme of discussing social and economic issues. They cover a wide range of subjects such as the prospects for world economic growth, and issues of inequality, pollution and health.

To attend

There are another six lectures planned for the 2017/18 session, covering genetics and social class, the contribution that statistics can make to the health of the Greater Manchester population, and, in March, Sir Andrew Dilnot talking on the importance of statistics in formulating public policy.

For more information or to attend the meetings, visit: