Professor Christopher Andrew - "500 Years of Cambridge Spies: from Christopher Marlowe to Kim Philby"
Sunday 13th May at 8.00pm
Canapes are included in the price of this event.
Stone Cottage, Pheasant Hill HP8 4QA
During the 1580s Elizabethan drama and Elizabethan espionage led the world. Cambridge played a key role in both. From the breaking of Philip II’s ciphers before the Armada and those of Charles I during the Civil War to the breaking of German ciphers in the two world wars of the twentieth century, Cambridge codebreakers were even more influential. In the twentieth century, Cambridge produced remarkably gifted recruits to both the British and Russian intelligence services.
Professor Christopher Andrew is founder and convenor of the Cambridge University Intelligence Seminar, Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Former President of Corpus Christi College, Official Historian of MI5 from 2003 to 2010, Chairman of the UK Study Group on Intelligence, Honorary Professor at Queens University, Belfast, Former Honorary Air Commodore of 7006 Squadron (Intelligence) RAuxAF and Former Visiting Professor at Harvard, Toronto and the Australian National University.
His forthcoming works are: Secret World: The Making of Modern Intelligence from Moses to the Twenty-First Century (Penguin, 2018 and translations); Stars and Spies: Intelligence and Show Business from Shakespeare to Hollywood (with Julius Green, 2020); and The Cambridge History of Intelligence (3 vols; co-general editor, 2021/22).