DIARY: QE II Conference Centre practises trivia pursuit

In my more introspective moments, I sometimes wonder when the staff uniforms at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre changed colour and where Reg the pig, the world’s first DNA-tested farm animal was hosed down before being put on show.

In my more introspective moments, I sometimes wonder when the staff

uniforms at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre changed colour

and where Reg the pig, the world’s first DNA-tested farm animal was

hosed down before being put on show.



Now, thanks to a six-page information sheet accompanying a double-sheet

press release marking the centre’s 10th anniversary, I need wonder no

longer.



The information sheet (or should I say manual) recalls scores of golden

moments, such as the completion of the mews goods lift and that article

praising the centre’s biscuit selection (following its 1990 hosting of

the second International Symposium on Conference and Meetings Safety).



On contacting the centre’s agency, McLean Aylwin Communications, I was

disappointed to hear that the release was mainly targeted at the

specialist conference press. ‘We don’t make a habit of sending out this

much information,’ a spokesman stressed.



More’s the pity, I say.



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