History of the Research Students' Conference in Probability and Statistics1980–Present

Welcome

The Research Students' Conference (RSC) in Probability and Statistics is an annual academic conference held in the United Kingdom.

The conference is organised by PhD students and primarily PhDs contribute talks and posters. Every year, the current organisers pass on their responsibilities to the next host institution. There is no long term organising committee or record of the conference.

The Murky Past and The First RSC

While organising the RSC conference in 2008, I became interested in its history and began compiling this page.

Since the RSC is organised by postgrads for postgrads, the memory of previous hosts is lost after three years (or however long it takes for those PhDs to write up their theses). Hence there are gaps in our knowledge of the early days of the conference.

Actually, the reason I originally became interested in the history of the conference was that no one could prove to me that Nottingham was hosting the 31st RSC (except for the fact that Durham was the 30th, and we can't have an inductive proof without the base case).

Wikipedia page

I attempted to add the content of this page to Wikipedia at "Research Students Conference Probability and Statistics". However, the page was deleted by the Wikipedia Moderators as they deemed it to be advertising, so I created this separate web site.

Can you help?

If you have any details about the earlier conferences, in particular the booklets/programmes, or can help correct any mistakes, please contact me.

Contact Details

Dr Simon R. White
simon.white [AT] mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/simon-white

History of the Research Students' Conference in Probability and Statistics

Last updated: 2015.11.17

Number1 Year Location Delegates2 Website3 Conference
Book5
Head4
Organiser(s)
Other
Organisers
39 2016 Dublin active Nancy Nguyen Alan Benson, Lampros Bouranis, Michael Fop, John O'Sullivan and Riccardo Rastelli
38 2015 Leeds 111 active pdf Colleen Nooney Keith Newman, Nebahat Bozkus
37 2014 Nottingham 105 dead pdf Heather Pettitt
36 2013 Lancaster 132 active pdf Karen Pye Simon Taylor
35 2012 Southampton 102 dead pdf Verity Fisher
34 2011 Cambridge 161 dead pdf Stephen Burgess, Alexander Strawbridge and Verena Roloff
33 2010 Warwick 142 active pdf Mouna Akacha, Flávio Gonçalves, Bryony Hill, Jennifer Rogers
32 2009 Lancaster 134 dead pdf Matthew Sperrin Michelle Stanton
31 2008 Nottingham 145 dead pdf Simon White Irina Czogiel, Fraser Daly
30 2007 Durham 165 dead pdf Alicia Huntriss Brett Houlding
29 2006 Glasgow 168 active pdf Helen Parker
28 2005 Cambridge 164 active pdf Amanda Turner Paul Birrell
27 2004 Sheffield 171 dead pdf Peter Gregory
26 2003 Surrey 131 active doc Alex Glaser
25 2002 Warwick 144 - pdf Simon Bond, Ben Cowling, Sandeep Shah
24 2001 Newcastle (142) dead - Julie Allanson, Helen Mitchell, Gilly Allcock and Andy Simpson
23 2000 Cardiff and University of Wales 125 dead (pdf)6 Sophie Gilchrist, Victoria Cornelius, Gareth James
22 1999 Bristol - dead (pdf)6 Miles Harkness
21 1998 Lancaster - dead - Janet Currie
20 1997 Glasgow 144 - - Mike Ashcroft
19 1996 Southampton - - - Toby Prevost/Rory Wolfe
18 1995 Oxford - - - Heather Cordell, James Carpenter
17 1994 Reading 155 - pdf Sue Todd
16 1993 Lancaster - - pdf Jon Barry/John Heywood
15 1992 Nottingham 98 - pdf Philip O'Neill
14 1991 Newcastle - - - -
13 1990 Bath - - - John Eales
12 1989 Glasgow - - - -
11 1988 Surrey - - - Jonathan Tawn
10 1987 Birmingham . . . .
9 1986 Sheffield - - - Eleanor Stillman
(8) 1985 Oxford . . . .
(7)A 1984B Imperial College 48 - pdf Charles Taylor, Patty Solomon, Antony Davison
(6) . . . . .
(5) . . . . .
(4) . . . . .
3 1982 Cambridge . . . .
2 1981 Bath - - - -
1 1980C Cambridge . . . ? Andrew Barbour Chris Small
(1) The numbering is obviously uncertain, (2) Counts of the delegate list from conference book,
(3) As of 2007.12.03, (4) Head Organiser, though cannot confirm this for all entries,
(5) We would be very grateful of any digital copies of older conference booklets,
(6) These are not complete booklets, only timetables..
(i) Entries in italics are unconfirmed.
(A) Unknown if this is correct, 1984 is correct - but unsure if number is right,
(B) RSC - then called the Easter Meeting of Research Students' in Probability and Statistics,
(C) RSC - called the Cambridge Easter Meeting.

Thanks

I would like to thank the following people for helping to compile this list: