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The history of the Department
During the mid-1980s it became the view of many people that the study of statistics was too fragmented in Oxford, dispersed in the Department of Biomathematics, the Institute of Economics and Statistics, the Mathematical Institute, and the Faculty of Clinical Medicine.
A working party on statistics was set up in 1985 under Sir Claus Moser, Warden of Wadham College, which reported in April 1986. The Moser Report recommended a single Department of Statistics, a new Chair of Statistical Science, the filling of a frozen lectureship, and other steps, all of which were accepted by the University. The Department of Statistics was established and moved to its present home at 1 South Parks Road in 1988. The first Head of the Department was Peter Armitage whose Chair in Biomathematics was then renamed to Applied Statistics and the first holder of the Chair in Statistical Science was D. V. Hinkley.
Current Chairs in Statistics
Applied Statistics (Ripley), established as Biomathematics in 1967, renamed in 1988
Statistical Science (Donnelly), established 1988
Bioinformatics (Hein), established in 2001
Statistics (Lauritzen), established 2003
Statistics in the Social Sciences (Snijders), established 2006