Memorial lecture focuses on the secret services

Published: 16 October 2009 at 12:14

Lecture to debate secret intelligence and modern history

Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Campus is hosting this year’s Robert Murray Memorial Lecture 2009 on Saturday 7 November 2009 at 2pm. The lecture by one of Britain’s leading historians Professor Christopher Andrew is open to all who attend on the day. The title of the lecture is ‘Secret Intelligence and Modern History.’

Professor Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Cambridge and President of Corpus Christi College. An expert on international relations, he is an important historian working on the history of the intelligence services.  

His many works include Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community (1985) and The Mitrokhin Archive (1995) which deals with the KGB. Professor Andrew is a familiar figure on radio and television having presented many programmes, including the Radio Four series What If?  His talk coincides with the publication of his new book, the official history of M15, which will inform his talk.

The Robert Murray Memorial Lecture is named after a former head of History at Anglia Ruskin University who built up the History department. His particular interest was in the history of both Italy and the United States.  Each year a leading historian is invited to speak at Anglia in memory of a scholar who gave so much to the institution.

The lecture will be in David Building room 014/016 on the ground floor. Access is via Broad Street (on the left as you look at the front of Anglia Ruskin).