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The Presidential Visit

Update on President Clinton to visit the University of Warwick

President of the United States President Bill Clinton will make an historic visit to the University of Warwick on Thursday 14th December he will be accompanied by First Lady and Senator Elect Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton. We understand that this will be his last visit overseas as the President. Also attending the event will be Prime Minster Tony Blair, 2 UK cabinet ministers and 2 US ministers of equivalent rank.

The President will address an invited audience in the University's Arts Centre, the largest performing and visual arts venue outside of London.

Sir Brian Follett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick said: "The University of Warwick is honoured to be hosting this exciting historic event. We look forward to welcoming the President Clinton and his family on his final visit to the UK as President."

In announcing the visit to the University of Warwick the President's National Security Adviser Sandy Berger said "Warwick University is one of Britain's newest and finest research universities, singled out by Prime Minister Blair as a model both of academic excellence and independence from the government."

Press Opportunities:

NB All press for whatever Press opportunity MUST present themselves the National Grid Room in the Arts Centre Before 12.30 on Thursday 14th December to receive the appropriate passes - please bring appropriate ID - NUJ cards etc

  1. Inside the main event hall: Only Those Press that have already arranged press accreditation with The university of Warwick and Downing St's Press Office will get into the main hall.
  2. The BBC will be supplying pool footage and AP/PA pool pictures
  3. The Presidential Helicopter landing area. Probably 1.50pm. There are only a handful of places remaining for this opportunity
  4. The PM helicopter landing. Probably 1.40. Details available from the National Grid room on the day. Likely to be mostly pool footage

Note for Editors:

The Show Must Go On (Press Release)
The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading research led universities. 90% of the University's academic staff are in departments with top research ratings of 4, 5 or 5*. The University is also highly ranked for its teaching 18 of the 20 academic departments subject to the Teaching Quality Assessment process have been rated 'excellent' or scored 21 or more points out of 24 for teaching quality.

13th December 2000
For further information contact:
Peter Dunn, Press Officer or Ian Rowley
Public Affairs Office, Senate House
University of Warwick, Coventry
CV4 7AL Tel: 024 76 523708
Email:puapjd@admin.warwick.ac.uk