Florence Nightingale, best known as the Lady with the Lamp, is recognised as a pioneering and passionate statistician. She had argued successfully with her parents to be allowed to study mathematics, and later nursing, and then combined these skills with her political awareness to use data imaginatively and powerfully to improve health. As we celebrate the bicentenary of her birth in the most extraordinary of circumstances, the need for statistical and data skills to improve health show no signs of abating. What lessons can we draw from Florence Nightingale?
Professor Deborah Ashby (President, Royal Statistical Society)
Organiser: Lancashire & East Cumbria Local Group
Contact: Hankui Peng (firstname.lastname@example.org)