DEC 00] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
Twits Take Centre Stage At Warwick
Clinton and Tony Blair were visiting Warwick University today,
but hundreds of children were having their fun too.
security measures were being put in place this morning to
prepare for the President’s flying visit.
University of Warwick was selected for the trip as a modern
setting for him to make a keynote foreign policy speech as he
rounds off his last trip abroad as president.
has been a flurry of activity on campus all week as every detail
has been planned and areas likely to come under the presidential
eye painted. and cleaned.
despite the security, a performance of The Twits in the arts
Centre will be going ahead at the same time.
presidential entourage insisted that hundreds of youngsters
should be allowed to see the performance despite the visit of
means hundreds of children will be coming on site shortly before
six helicopters fly President Clinton, his wife Hillary,
daughter Chelsea and other VIPs in.
cabinet members and two equivalent ministers from the United
States are also to come to the speech.
helicopters, 350 extra telephones, 4½ miles of cabling, 150
extra computers, 40 flower arrangements are all involved in
Brian Follett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick
University of Warwick is honoured to be hosting this exciting
look forward to welcoming the President Clinton and his family
on his final visit to the UK as President."
Lord Mayor, Cllr Sheila Collins, who will be among a group of
dignitaries greeting the president, said:
speech can be watched at http://www.clinton.warwick.ac.uk/video
am thrilled that President Clinton is in Coventry. His visit
to the University of Warwick acknowledges the city as home to
leaders in the development of the global technologies of the
is at the heart of pioneering work of major importance for
generations to come.
is a city that is home to outstanding inspiration and
invention and I am so proud to be able to represent the people
of Coventry today when once again the world spotlight will be
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