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Tony Blair visits University of Warwick

Tony and Cherie are shown some industrial robotics

Originally Published 10 April 1997)

Labour leader, Tony Blair, is today (Thursday 10th April 1997) visiting the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick, often described as Britain's most innovative University, to witness some of the pioneering collaborative work undertaken by WMG with industry.

What others say about Warwick......

Warwick was recently described in a French government study as "Europe's most outstanding example of how a university should interact with industry".

The University of Warwick has benefited from a prescient leadership that pioneered the development of close links with industry and business.(The Times, 1995)

WMG is a uniquely powerful demonstrator of how collaboration between academia and industry, both in the UK and internationally, can be developed to the benefit of all concerned.(The CBI)

The University of Warwick's enthusiasm for the private sector has paid off handsomely....Warwick looks set to grow even stronger.(The Economist, 1994)

Pictures of the day's events. Most of the pictures can be clicked on for bigger images.

Arriving at Warwick to be met by the 100 strong press pack!

Welcome to Warwick

One of the three campaign battle buses

Departing the University by Helicopter

Arriving inside the IMC lecture theatre

With Professor Bhattacharyya, head of the Warwick Manufacturing Group

Touring the IMC labs

Click here for link to Blair Visit main page

For further information please contact:

Peter Dunn at the Public Affairs Office on 024 76 523708.

Peter Dunn, Press Officer
Public Affairs Office, Senate House
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
West Midlands, Tel: 024 76 523708