The Research Students' Conference (RSC) in Probability and Statistics is an annual academic conference held in the United Kingdom.
The conference is organised by PhD students and primarily PhDs contribute talks and posters. Every year, the current organisers pass on their responsibilities to the next host institution. There is no long term organising committee or record of the conference.
The Murky Past and The First RSC
While organising the RSC conference in 2008, I became interested in its history and began compiling this page.
Since the RSC is organised by postgrads for postgrads, the memory of previous hosts is lost after three years (or however long it takes for those PhDs to write up their theses). Hence there are gaps in our knowledge of the early days of the conference.
Actually, the reason I originally became interested in the history of the conference was that no one could prove to me that Nottingham was hosting the 31st RSC (except for the fact that Durham was the 30th, and we can't have an inductive proof without the base case).
I attempted to add the content of this page to Wikipedia at "Research Students Conference Probability and Statistics". However, the page was deleted by the Wikipedia Moderators as they deemed it to be advertising, so I created this separate web site.
Can you help?
If you have any details about the earlier conferences, in particular the booklets/programmes, or can help correct any mistakes, please contact me.
History of the Research Students' Conference in Probability and Statistics
Last updated: 2020.07.20
|43||2020||Nottingham||Online||Moved online due to COVID|
|42||2019||Exeter||active||Victoria Volodina||Louise Kimpton, Wenzhe Xu, Oliver Stoner, Evan Baker, Sam Allen, Heba Bashaykh, Charlie Kirkwood|
|41||2018||Sheffield||133||active||Mark Yarrow||Alison Parton, Fiona Turner, Christopher Griffiths, Jane Candlish, Sofia Karadimitriou|
|40||2017||Durham||68||active||Samuel Jackson||Iman Al-hasani, James McRedmond, Benjamin Lopez|
|39||2016||Dublin||87||dead||Nancy Nguyen||Alan Benson, Lampros Bouranis, Michael Fop, John O'Sullivan and Riccardo Rastelli|
|38||2015||Leeds||111||active||Colleen Nooney||Keith Newman, Nebahat Bozkus|
|36||2013||Lancaster||132||active||Karen Pye||Simon Taylor|
|34||2011||Cambridge||161||dead||Stephen Burgess, Alexander Strawbridge and Verena Roloff|
|33||2010||Warwick||142||active||Mouna Akacha, Flávio Gonçalves, Bryony Hill, Jennifer Rogers|
|32||2009||Lancaster||134||dead||Matthew Sperrin||Michelle Stanton|
|31||2008||Nottingham||145||dead||Simon White||Irina Czogiel, Fraser Daly|
|30||2007||Durham||165||dead||Alicia Huntriss||Brett Houlding|
|28||2005||Cambridge||164||active||Amanda Turner||Paul Birrell|
|25||2002||Warwick||144||-||Simon Bond, Ben Cowling, Sandeep Shah|
|24||2001||Newcastle||(142)||dead||-||Julie Allanson, Helen Mitchell, Gilly Allcock and Andy Simpson|
|23||2000||Cardiff and University of Wales||125||dead||(pdf)6||Sophie Gilchrist, Victoria Cornelius, Gareth James|
|19||1996||Southampton||-||-||-||Toby Prevost/Rory Wolfe|
|18||1995||Oxford||-||-||-||Heather Cordell, James Carpenter|
|16||1993||Lancaster||-||-||Jon Barry/John Heywood|
|(7)A||1984B||Imperial College||48||-||Charles Taylor, Patty Solomon, Antony Davison|
|1||1980C||Cambridge||.||.||.||? Andrew Barbour||Chris Small|
(1) The numbering is obviously uncertain,
(2) Counts of the delegate list from conference book,
(3) Not checked regularly, (4) Head Organiser, though cannot confirm this for all entries,
(5) We would be very grateful of any digital copies of older conference booklets,
(6) These are not complete booklets, only timetables..
(i) Entries in italics are unconfirmed.
(A) Unknown if this is correct, 1984 is correct - but unsure if number is right,
(B) RSC - then called the Easter Meeting of Research Students' in Probability and Statistics,
(C) RSC - called the Cambridge Easter Meeting.
I would like to thank the following people for helping to compile this list:
- Philip O'Neill
- Stuart Barber
- Merrilee Hurn
- Mike Williams
- Simon Bond
- David Cairns
- Darren Wilkinson
- Sue Todd
- Colin Gillespie
- Jemma Hopewell
- Andrew Parnell
- Ian Dryden
- Lawrence Pettit
- Daniel Henderson
- Claire Ferguson
- Russell Gerrard
- Frank Ball
- Andy Wood
- Ben Cowling
- Phil Pollett
- Paul Birrell
- Sean Murphy