Department of Statistics closed on Wednesday 31 May 2017

Dear Statistics staff and students,

In memory of Emeritus Professor Alastair Scott, the founding leader of our department, the Department of Statistics will be closed on Wednesday 31 May.


  • All lectures and tutorials are cancelled.
  • The assistance room, drop-in clinics and Undergraduate Stats lab (303S.B91) will remain open for students who have assignments due.


Alastair sadly passed away late last week, and his funeral will be held on Wednesday 31 May at 11am in the University’s Maclaurin Chapel, 18 Princes Street.

An obituary celebrating Alastair’s professional life can be read here.