Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)

The evolving Society: united we stand

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Summary.  In recent years, the breadth of the Royal Statistical Society's activities has increased very dramatically. Considerable time and energy have been devoted to ‘outreach’ to the lay public and the media, to decision makers in government and industry and to those involved in all levels in education. The Society is both a Professional Society, developing and expanding services to members, and a Learned Society nurturing the discipline. There is much more to do but it is appropriate now to reflect on current challenges, to consolidate the progress that has been made and to consider future strategies to support the discipline. Statistics is a discipline whose time has come—there is great strength in its diversity as long as statisticians are united.

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