A lecture by Dame Stella Rimington DCB, author and former Director General of the Security Service (MI5).
Drawing on history and episodes from her own career, Dame Stella will compare some of the best known British spy fiction, from Kim and William le Queux to John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth, with the reality of the intelligence world.
Dame Stella Rimington DCB worked as an archivist in the India Office Library after graduating from Edinburgh University. In 1967 she joined the Security Service in India as a part time clerk. She retired from the Service in 1996 as Director General, the first woman to hold the post and the first Director General to be publicly named on appointment. More recently, she has been a Non-Executive Director of Marks & Spencer and BG Group, Chairman of the Institute of Cancer Research and a Trustee of the Royal Marsden Hospital. She is now an author, having published her autobiography and eight novels.
An optional £10 sandwich lunch shall be available from 1215.
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