History of Statistics

The afternoon programme will explore the History of Statistics from various novel standpoints.

Professor McDonald will discuss Florence Nightingale and her Crimean War Statistics: Lessons for hospital safety, public administration and nursing.

Professor Bailey will then consider Some history of Latin squares in experiments.

There will be a Reception at 5.30pm, after which Dr Eileen Magnello will present the annual Gresham-BSHM lecture, on Karl Pearson's Gresham Lectures on Geometry (1890-1894).

Ends at 7pm.

This is part of the 2014 Gresham College/ British Society of the History of Mathematics conference.