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The David Blackwell Lecture – 21st October 2021

21 Oct 21

We are delighted to announce details of our new annual lecture series – The David Blackwell Lecture. Professor David Blackwell (1919 – 2010) was a distinguished American statistician and mathematician who made significant contributions to game theory, probability theory, information theory, and Bayesian statistics. He is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem and became the first African-American elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Our Head of Department, Professor Alison Etheridge, had the honour of meeting David Blackwell when she worked in the Berkeley Statistics Department as the Neyman Assistant Professor in 1992. As a Department, we wanted to mark his ground-breaking work and are delighted to introduce an annual lecture named after him to be held in October each year.

Date:       Thursday 21st October 2021, 3.30pm (BST)

Speaker: Professor Denise Lievesley CBE, Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, Principal of Green Templeton from 2015 until September 2020

Title:     The intersection between ethics and statistics

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The David Blackwell Lecture 21st October 2021