<p><p>Modern states put a great deal of effort into to collecting data. This lecture will look at the production of data and statistics as a purposeful activity by the state and private organizations. It will discuss the reasons why government collects data and the possible organizational structures as well as resources devoted to doing so. It will look at these issues in an historical setting and looking across the world today. </p><p></p><p> </p><p></p><p>Registration will take place from 6pm and the lecture will commence at 6.30pm and conclude by 7.30pm. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. </p></p>