The bunting was out on Tuesday for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the first statistics department in the world at University College London! UCL was home to the great developments in statistics both before and after the department opened in 1911, with Karl Pearson as Professor of Applied Statistics, endowed by Francis Galton who had just died.
Correlation, regression, t-tests, hypothesis testing: all were developed at UCL. The whole collection of methods that some of us think are wonderful, but have also been the cause of boundless exasperation in unwilling students.
At the celebrations they handed out official photos of past students: below are two of the Understanding Uncertainty bloggers as they appeared in 1974. Spot the change.