William Guy Lecturers appointed for 2023-24 academic year

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Whyte, Craig Anderson and Eleanor D’Arcy as our three William Guy Lecturers for 2023-24. The lecturers will engage with schoolchildren across the UK to highlight the importance of statistics in combating climate change.

Each lecturer will prepare a talk suitable for a different key stage. These talks will be available on the RSS website prior to the start of the academic year. The lecturers will also be available for live online sessions and in-person visits with local schools. The lecturers and their topics are:

  • Katherine Whyte, environmental statistician at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS), Edinburgh/Fife, William Guy Lecturer for primary school  – When we build wind farms, what happens to the wildlife?
  • Craig Anderson, senior lecturer in statistics, University of Glasgow, Scotland, William Guy Lecturer for secondary school – Using statistics to monitor air pollution
  • Eleanor D’Arcy, PhD student in statistics, Lancaster University, William Guy Lecturer for sixth form – How can statistics protect us against extreme sea levels resulting from climate change?

We hope that the William Guy Lecturer talks will be a useful and engaging resource for a broad and diverse range of schools, and will inspire students to discover the interesting and relevant applications of statistics and data science in the real world.

Find out more about the lecturers, their talks and how to contact them.

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