Why is statistics useful? Why would you choose to be a statistician? Statisticians are often in the news when their predictions go wrong - for example, in forecasting election results. This talk will discuss why predictions can be inaccurate and also give examples from real life where the study of statistics can and does help all of us.
This lecture is part of the A Random Walk through Mathematics and Computing Science series of public lectures organised by Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling.
Further details are available here http://www.maths.stir.ac.uk/lectures/
RSVP: All welcome. No need to book a place in advance.