Polis Inaugural Lecture
Date: Monday 24 April 2006
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Charles Clarke MP
Chair: Sir Michael Bichard
This lecture is the first in a series which will address the current state of the news media. It inaugurates Polis: teaching, research, policy and debate in the news media marketplace, a joint initiative between LSE and the University of Arts London, which seeks to examine the changing role of media in the world.
Charles Clarke was appointed home secretary in December 2004. Prior to this, he was secretary of state for education and skills, from 2002-04.
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. The ticket request line is now closed.
Limited tickets for LSE staff and students will be available from 11am on Thursday 20 April, from the LSESU reception, located on the ground floor of the East Building. One ticket is available per person on a first come, first serve basis.
The ticket line for members of the public, LSE staff and alumni is now closed, as LSE is closed Thursday 13 - Wednesday 19 April inclusive. Tickets for this event have been distributed as of Wednesday 12 April.
There will be limited tickets available on a first come first serve basis on the night of the event from 6.00pm. Thereafter there will be a returns queue in operation for the Old Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located on the ground floor of the Old Building, next to the Old Theatre. Entry is not guaranteed to this event via the returns queue.
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