Katherine Whyte appointed 2023-2024 William Guy Lecturer

23 June, 2023
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Katherine Whyte, environmental statistician at BioSS, has been appointed as the 2023-2024 William Guy Lecturer for primary schools with her talk “When we build wind farms, what happens to the wildlife?” (Read the announcement here)

This prestigious appointment by the Royal Statistical Society will get Katherine engaging with schoolchildren across the UK to highlight the importance of statistics in combating climate change. Her talk will be available on the RSS website prior to the start of the academic year and there will be live online sessions and in-person visits to schools.

The lectureship is named after William Augustus Guy, an early medical statistician and past RSS president, and aims to inspire students to discover the interesting and relevant applications of statistics and data science in the real world. This year’s theme is climate change and environmental statistics.

Congratulations to Katherine and fellow Guy Lecturers Craig Anderson (University of Glasgow) with his talk for secondary schools “Using statistics to monitor air pollution”, and Eleanor D’Arcy (Lancaster University) with her talk for sixth form on “How can statistics protect us against extreme sea levels resulting from climate change?”.

Find out more about the lecturers, their talks and how to contact them.