Final line up of keynote speakers confirmed for RSS 2021

Science journalist and author Tom Chivers, and the recent winner of our Barnett Award, Jonty Rougier, form the final line-up of keynote speakers at the RSS 2021 Conference this September.

Science writer Tom Chivers has recently co-authored a book with economics professor David Chivers. Together, the cousins will deliver this year's Significance lecture on the book How To Read Numbers, which examines the ways in which the media often get numbers wrong and why this is important. Tom is the science editor at UnHerd and has twice been awarded the RSS Statistical excellence in journalism prize (2018 and 2020). David is professor of economics at Durham University whose research interests relate to inequality, growth and development.

Jonty Rougier, who won this year's Barnett Award, will deliver the Barnett lecture focusing around his award-winning work, which has had a major influence in several key areas of the environmental sciences including volcanology, flooding, global climate change, historic climate modelling and Antarctic sea ice levels. Jonty has advised several UK Government departments and agencies, including a secondment to the Cabinet Office in 2016/17 to contribute to the UK National Risk Assessment. 

The full line-up of speakers is now listed on our Conference programme

Speakers in the above photo are (clockwise starting top left): Hadley Wickham, Melinda Mills, Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, David Chivers, Tom Chivers, Jonty Rougier, Bin Yu.

UPDATE: Hadley Wickham is unfortunately no longer speaking at the 2021 conference.

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