Dame Stella Rimington: My life in MI5

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 Location: Scotswood Suite, Life Meetings and Events
 Set aside: 2 hours
 Who is it perfect for:  Adults (18+ only)
The pandemic continues to cause a lot of disruption to everyday life, but the vaccines offer hope for life to eventually return to normal. Due to current Government restrictions, it is necessary to postpone this event (scheduled for 24 February 2021.)

Given the ongoing uncertainty for holding events in 2021, it will now be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022. (Doors open at 6.00pm.) We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Join Life for an evening with the former Director General of MI5.


Dame Stella Rimington, who is known to billions of people worldwide as the role model for the character M played by Dame Judi Dench in the James Bond 007 films, will speak candidly about her life and career, including some personal anecdotes.


Dame Stella was appointed Director General of MI5 in 1992 – the first woman to take the post and the first to be publicly named in the Government’s new spirit of openness. She is now an internationally-renowned thriller writer; her autobiography, Open Secret, caused a sensation and her most recent thriller, The Moscow Sleepers, is a bestseller. Both books will be available for sale at this event and Dame Stella will sign copies after the talk.
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Doors will open to visitors at 6.00pm, with Dame Stella's talk beginning at 6.30pm. From 7.45pm onwards, following the talk and Q&A, there will be an opportunity for visitors to get their book(s) signed by Dame Stella.



Please note, the science centre’s exhibitions will be closed throughout this event. The ticket price is for Dame Stella Rimington’s talk only. Food will not be available to purchase at this event.

Image credit: copyright Zach Chudley 2016   

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