14th February 2005

 

LABOUR LECTURE TO CELEBRATE HUMANITIES LAUNCH

 

A special guest lecture will take place this week as part of the celebrations of the university’s new Humanities Department.

 

Dr Dominic Wring will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Selling Socialism: A Century of Labour Party Campaigning’ to students, academics and Lincoln residents on Thursday 17th February in the university’s main academic building.

 

The lecture will present a timely critical examination of the Labour Party’s political campaigning up to the present day, with particular reference to the upcoming General Election.

 

It will also highlight the ways in which Labour has sold itself to Britain during the Blair years and in earlier parts of the 20th century.

 

Dr Wring is lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University and is an associate editor of the Journal of Political Marketing.

 

He is Vice-Chair of the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on Political Communication and has recently completed a new book entitled ‘The Politics of Marketing the Labour Party’.

 

The lecture will take place at 5.30pm in the university’s Jackson Lecture Theatre on the Brayford Pool campus. Admission is free and there is no need to book. For more information, contact Professor Michael Earley on (01522) 886942 or email mearley@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

 

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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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