Galton Institute Essay Prize 2018

R.A.Fisher

The Galton Institute Essay Prize for post-16 secondary students was on the topic of “The role of statistics in medical and scientific research, especially in genetics”.

The essay prize commemorates the 100th anniversary of RA Fisher’s iconic paper on “The correlation between relatives on the supposition of Mendelian inheritance”.   In this paper, Fisher introduced the term ‘variance’ and proposed its formal analysis. Fisher is regarded by many as one of the greatest biologists who almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science.  

The competition was open to all students aged 18 or under currently studying for A-levels or their equivalent in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  The prize is £500.  

We are pleased to announce that Rohan Yesudian is the winner of the prize.  Rohan is a student at The King’s School, Chester.  His winning essay will appear in Issue 7 of the Galton Review.

                                                                                       Rohan Yesudian