Nicholas Moloney and Yuzuru Sato co-organised a workshop on extreme value statistics and anomalous dynamics, held at Kyoto University from 16-25th March. Theoretical talks covered topics in stochastic processes and dynamical systems, and applications included climate dynamics, the triple pendulum and the superdiffusion of chemical precipitates. Follow-up discussions with Tim Westood and Davide Faranda continued afterwards in Tokyo. A comprehensive description of Tim Westwood’s triple pendulum problem still remains elusive. The workshop was made possible through the financial support of LML, Hokkaido University and Kyoto University.