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Blair and Clinton come to Warwick

A record of the visit to the university on 14 December 2000 by Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bill Clinton.

Expectant crowds; security checks; celebrity guests; a choral concert; helicopter arrivals; 'pressing the flesh'; speeches by the Vice Chancellor on Warwick, by the Prime Minister on relations between the UK, Europe and the US, and by the President on the "global information age".

Clinton was soon to stand down after eight years in office, whilst Blair, having come to power in 1997, had another six and a half years of an often controversial premiership ahead of him.

From the University of Warwick archive [UWA/AV/1/44].