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Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE

Distinguished Lecture Series - Intelligence collection in a time of disclosure

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Sir Richard Dearlove is Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, 1999-2004.

  • From: Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 25 March 2015, 7.15 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Sir Richard Dearlove is currently the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Sir Richard served as Chief (known as C) of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from August 1999 until his retirement in July 2004.

For the preceding five years, he was Director of Operations and, from 1998, Assistant Chief.

As Director of Finance, Administration and Personnel, Sir Richard oversaw the move of SIS into its Headquarter Building at Vauxhall Cross in 1994.

A career intelligence officer for 38 years, he served in Nairobi, Prague, Paris, Geneva and Washington, as well as a number of key London-based posts.

For more details about Sir Richard, please download our online brochure.

Lecture synopsis:
The lecture examined the current and future role of Britain's intelligence and security community in the face of the problems caused by recent disclosures and the pressure for greater transparency and accountability.

Location details


Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


Our City site is located in Nottingham City Centre. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk from the University - Trinity Square and Talbot Street. There is also limited metered on street parking on Chaucer and Shakespeare Streets.

Travel Info:

If arriving by tram, please use the Nottingham Trent University stop. The Newton building can be found a short walk away along the same street.

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