Cathie Marsh memorial lecture
The Cathie Marsh memorial lecture is a long-standing annual event named in honour of the inspirational social researcher, statistician and outstanding social survey analyst. We organise the event with the Social Research Association, as Cathie Marsh was involved with both organisations. It attracts a large audience of practicing social researchers, statisticians, policy-makers and advisors.
The lecture traditionally takes place on a Tuesday in November at the RSS in Errol Street. Three speakers are usually selected around a given theme usually relevant to both social researchers and statisticians, such as applying statistical analysis to key social issues and trends. Below lists the themes of previous lectures:
2022 Cost, speed, quality – two out of three ain’t bad…or is it? (YouTube)
2021 Back to normal or a new normal? Gold standard surveys post-Covid (YouTube)
2018 Is there a future for surveys? (YouTube)
2017 How unequal is the UK - and should we care? (YouTube)
2016 Statistics in the EU Referendum (YouTube)
2015 What does the failure of the polls tell us about the future of survey research? (YouTube)
2014 Anonymisation - are the data we release safe?
2013 What can randomised control trials bring to social policy evaluation? (MP3)
2012 Open data
2011 Why do the media, the public and politicians abuse and misunderstand statistics?
2010 40 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970