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Dame Stella Rimington: My life in MI5

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Next Date: Monday 16 March 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Doors: 6.00pm

Talk and Q&A: 6.30pm - 7.45pm

Book signing: 7.45pm - 9.00pm

Location: Scotswood Suite, Life Meetings and Events
Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only) 
Next Date: Monday 16 March 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Location: Scotswood Suite, Life Meetings and Events
Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only)  
Event details

We’re kick-starting Life’s Spy Season with 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.
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The event is being held in the build-up to the highly-anticipated release of the 25th James Bond 007 film, No Time to Die, which will open in cinemas on 3 April 2020.


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.


Want more Bond action?

Adults can explore Life Science Centre on the evening of 26 March 2020 in our After Hours event The Next James Bond.

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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Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.

Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. The talk will be followed by a book signing At 7.45pm

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Doors: 6.00pm

Talk and Q&A: 6.30pm - 7.45pm

Book signing: 7.45pm - 9.00pm

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