Bolton School Senior Girls

School to Host Royal Statistical Society Annual Lecture

Society and teenagers – How statistics reveal the changes in young people’s lives through the last century

On 5 March 2018, Bolton School will host The Royal Statistical Society William Guy Lecture 2018, which will be given by Jeff Ralph from the Office for National Statistics. This free public talk will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall at 7.00pm.

Jeff describes the lecture:

“Young people born in the year 2000 in the UK are more likely to be called Megan or Jack than Mary or John, had a life expectancy at birth of over 75 years and about half will go on to higher education. How was this different a hundred years ago? Official statistics tell the story of how our lives have developed over a century of dramatic change. Statisticians have played a key role in tracking and understanding these developments.

“I will talk about the statistics behind the measurement of our daily lives. For example, how a basket of goods is used to represent the way people spend their money and what the items in the basket tell us about changes in society and technology. The talk will also discuss the measurement of poverty and its development over time into more than just an indicator of having enough food to eat.

“I will include examples of what life was like for teenagers through the last century as revealed by the rich source of official statistics.”

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Monday 5 March 2018, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.

 

Event Contact: Mr B Ickringill, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Sciences (bickringill@boltonschool.org)

This event is part of an ongoing series Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the Girls' Division. Click the link to discover the full programme of events for 2017/18.

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