RSS South Wales Local Group: Statisticians for Society: How data and evidence brought chamber music to Welsh communities

Date: Friday 10 June 2022, 1.00PM
Location: Online
Online - joining instructions will be sent to those registered
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Statisticians for Society is a pro bono scheme that connects professional statisticians and charitable organisations that need expert help with collecting, analysing and presenting data. Set up by the Royal Statistical Society in 2017, the scheme has become an effective way for organisations to receive support from statistical experts at no cost. Over 100 organisations have been matched with statisticians, helping to fulfil their charitable aims and objectives.
In this event, you will hear about Ensemble Cymru, a charity with a mission of championing chamber music in Wales. They aim to bring chamber music to communities and schools across Wales, including areas facing socio-economic deprivation. Find out how they worked with a statistician to understand their audience, as well as the types of people not attending their events but who may be interested in doing so. Discover how they gained insights into securing new audiences for their performances across Wales.
13:00 – 13:20 Introduction to Statisticians for Society
13:20 – 13:40 Peryn Clement-Evans, CEO and Artistic Director of Ensemble Cymru, Ensemble Cymru
13:40 – 14:00 Peter Lane, volunteer statistician
14:00 – 14:30 Questions from the audience (scoping opportunities available)
Who should attend?
This event will be of interest to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations if you are interested in better understanding the data your organisation collects, and using data & evidence to make important decisions, to fundraise or even promote your organisation
Statisticians: Have you thought about offering your analytical expertise to process data and draw insights for charitable organisations that are not able to afford the cost? Would you like to help charities with your statistical skills to make real impacts on better decision making and service improvement?

This event will be hosted live on Microsoft Teams, but registration is required. Joining instructions will be sent to registered delegates nearer the time.
Peryn Clement-Evans is the CEO and Artistic Director of Ensemble Cymru. Peryn will share his organisation’s journey from the start of his work with volunteer statistician Peter in 2018 to a self-funded 2-month sabbatical working with two major music charities in New Zealand and Australia in summer of 2019, the commitment from the Board to become a data-centric organisation, the appointment of its first trustee with responsibility for information governance and where the charity, a micro-organisation, is now, its challenges and work on communicating the impact of its work and assessment of needs through statistics to its supporters and funders.  

Peter Lane: I am 79 years old, so retired, although I still have business interests. I graduated as a chemist but became a statistician working in operational and market research for Unilever and marketing for Diageo. I was part of various small consulting firms for over twenty years specialising in drinks and hospitality. In my last ten years of work I did a survey of the Caribbean Rum Industry, negotiated the tax stamp regime for spirits in the UK and was publicity director for a deaf language research organisation at London University. Recently I helped develop a low energy cookery machine known as the LoCooker. My leisure interests have always been sporting, especially tennis and bridge, and music, mainly Opera especially Wagner but recently chamber music. 
RSS South Wales Local Group & Statisticians for Society

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