The RSS regularly contributes to the media on a number of topics relating to statistics and data science. We are committed to ensuring the correct use of statistics in the media and our statistical ambassadors regularly provide background statistical expertise to journalists.
If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact:
Mags Wiley (RSS Media & External Relations Manager), firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7614 3937
Out of hours: 07709640476 (please Whatsapp or text, if possible)
18 December 2020
The Royal Statistical Society announces its Statistics of the Year for 2020
25 November 2020
RSS comments on Chancellor’s announcement regarding the Retail Price Index
21 October 2020
New partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and Royal Statistical Society to support Joint Biosecurity Centre COVID-19 response
24 September 2020
Royal Statistical Society to review lack of statistical evidence around diagnostic tests.
11 September 2020
Letter from the RSS Covid-19 Task Force to the Times regarding concerns over the government’s ‘moonshot’ testing plans.
18 August 2020
RSS comments on announcement of OSR review into exam statistical models.
14 August 2020
RSS letter to the Ed Humpherson - request for a review of the models and processes used by qualifications regulators
7 August 2020
Letter from the RSS Covid-19 Task Force to the Guardian regarding data transparency
23 July 2020
Professional standards to be set for data science
The RSS along with other learned societies is establishing industry-wide professional standards for data science
28 April 2020
The Royal Statistical Society appoints new Chief Executive
Announcement of the appointment of Stian Westlake as the new RSS Chief Executive
23 December 2019
The Royal Statistical Society announces its Statistics of the Decade
19 December 2019
The Royal Statistical Society announces its Statistics of the Year for 2019
6 August 2019
The Royal Statistical Society comments on the appointment of the new National Statistician
Hetan Shah comments on the appointment of the new National Statistician
11 July 2019
Winners announced at the 2019 RSS Statistical Excellence Awards
The RSS celebrated the fantastic work that had been done with statistics and data in 2018. Watch the awards ceremony here.
11 April 2019
Gender pay gap reporting is great in principle but ‘flawed in practice’ says Royal Statistical Society, as it unveils its 10 key recommendations
The RSS’s recommendations to improve gender pay gap reporting
6 March 2019
RSS response to dame Shirley Pearce teaching excellence framework review (PDF)
Royal Statistical Society: “Thousands of students are being misled by statistically unreliable and untrustworthy university rankings system”.
17 January 2019
RPI Response (PDF)
The RSS responds to the House of Lords report on ‘Measuring Inflation’.
10 January 2019
Launch Of Journalism And Official Statistics Awards (PDF)
Nominations for 2019 are open.