Eurovision banner hanging outside St George's Hall

A Stat for Europe: Statistics of the Eurovision Song Contest (hybrid event)

2:00pm - 4:00pm / Wednesday 26th April 2023 / Venue: Lecture Room 305a Brodie Tower
Type: Other / Category: Public / Series: Eurovision
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The Royal Statistical Society’s Merseyside Local Group are pleased to announce a special event jointly hosted with the University of Liverpool in celebration of Liverpool hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in May.

The Eurovision Song Contest has showcased a wealth of European cultural phenomena for over 65 years, though not many realise just how much statistical input there is to the contest and how much data it generates. We will welcome speakers showing the links between maths, statistics, and Eurovision in uncovering what statistical patterns within lyrics and voting can tell us about the contest, as well as trying to find what makes that elusive “winning formula”!

The event will take place on-campus at the University of Liverpool and will be freely available to watch live on our YouTube channel and will appear on the homepage when the event starts. Please register only if attending in-person so we can budget for refreshments.