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Renowned political pollster marks award with public lecture

Sir Robert (Bob) Worcester, Britain's best known political pollster, is to celebrate his appointment as Honorary Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick with a public lecture analyzing the recent US elections and the imminent UK general election.

Sir Robert, who is Founder and Chairman of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International), will deliver his lecture on Wednesday 16 February at 5.00pm in room MS01 (the university's new mathematics and statistics building).

His most recent book, co-authored with Roger Mortimore, is Explaining Labour's Second Landslide (Politico's, 2001) and in his lecture he will outline research undertaken by MORI to evaluate the recent American election and the forthcoming British election.

Professor Peter Burnham, Head of the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick commented:

"Sir Robert has made an outstanding contribution to social, political and economic research in Britain and we are delighted that he has accepted the title of Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick."

"Sir Robert has long contributed to government policy and programmes and we look forward to his political predictions in the run up to the next general election."

Sir Robert came to Britain from the United States in 1969 to set up MORI. It is now one of the largest and most respected market research organisations in the world.

Interview Opportunities
Sir Robert Worcester will be available for interviews at the University of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies at 2.30pm on Wednesday 16 February.
His public lecture entitled 'The Current Political Scene: The American and British Elections' will take place in lecture room MS01, in the university's new mathematics and statistics building at 5.00pm.

For further information please contact Rachael Earp, Communications Office, University of Warwick on 02476 574255 or mobile 07876 217740 or alternatively please email

PR05 RE 14 February 2005