4th November 2005



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HSBC’s Chief Economist Dennis Turner is to visit the University of Lincoln next week (Tuesday 8th November) to talk about the future of the country’s economy under Chancellor Gordon Brown.


It will be the third annual guest lecture held jointly by the Lincoln Business School and the Lincolnshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD).  


Past speakers have included John Peters, an ex-RAF pilot who was shot down and captured on the first day of the first Gulf War, and the Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, Graeme Leach.


In his role as Chief Economist Mr Turner is responsible for advising lending bankers on economic trends nationally and regionally as well as within industries.


His first job on leaving university (Swansea and University College, London) was as an economist for a national trade union. He was responsible for the preparation of pay claims, arbitration cases and the union’s submission to various statutory bodies set up under Edward Heath’s Industrial Relations Act.


Following that he worked for four years in Whitehall for the National Economic Development Office before joining Midland Bank in 1978. His principal interests outside office hours are music and football and his publications include the definitive history of Fulham Football Club, the need for an industrial investment bank in the UK, analyses of the textile and construction industries and critiques on the recordings of Van Morrison, Joe Cocker and Ray Charles.


Lincolnshire IoD Branch Chairman Caroline Mockford said: “We are delighted that Dennis Turner will be addressing our annual lecture this year. He is an engaging and colourful speaker who I am sure will be closely listened to.”


The lecture will be held on Tuesday 8th November in the Lower Lecture Theatre in the Lincoln School of Architecture Building. Refreshments will be served from 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Admission is free.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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