Key Events

Every year we organise a series of public lectures with eminent figures from the world of statistics and public policy. They attract large audiences representing professional statisticians, social researchers, policy-makers and advisors plus many more.

As well as our regular programme, we also organise one-off events, so do check our calendar regularly.

Beveridge memorial lecture

This lecture, named after economist and social reformer Sir William Beveridge, takes place every two years and promotes the value of statistics to wider society. 

Cathie Marsh memorial lecture

This annual event is named in honour of Cathie Marsh, an inspirational social scientist and is organised with the Social Research Association.
 

Discussion paper meetings

Discussion meetings (formerly known as Ordinary Meetings) are events where articles appearing in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society are presented and discussed. 

Presidential address

This lecture is a platform for our current president to set out their vision for the Society and reflect on their presidency so far.