Tuesday 9 May
New Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2
What's the collective noun for a group of 'spin doctors' gathered together?
Whatever it may be, they will be out in droves on the evening of Tuesday 9 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science for the LSE Media Group session on 'Spinning'.
Just five days after the London Mayoral and the English local government elections, participants will consider political spinning in particular, and whether the Labour spin machine has finally run out of potency.
The LSE Media Group - graduates of LSE who work in and around the media - have assembled an impressive panel for the debate, including spin doctors extraordinaire such as Brian Wilson, Deputy Secretary of State for Scotland; David Walter of the Liberal Democrats; Tim Collins, Tory MP; and retired 'spinners' like John Underwood of the Labour Party. There will also be major 'spin critics', notably Nick Jones of the BBC and his brother George Jones of the Daily Telegraph.
Professor Bob Worcester of MORI will chair the debate, with audience members likely to include Amanda Platell and Lord Tim Bell.
The event is sponsored by reputation management consultancy Context Consulting, which recently published a report examining why people's levels of belief in what they are being told are falling.
Journalists are invited to attend this debate, which takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9 May in the New Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2. Refreshments will be available beforehand.
For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact:
Aggie Morrison Booth, LSE Alumni Relations events co-ordinator, tel: 020 7955 7361.
9 May 2000