What an evening that was!
On 21st February 2023, Professor Christopher Andrew presented a fascinating talk entitled Stars and Spies: Intelligence Operations and the Entertainment Business from Elizabeth I to Charles III (to include Nidderdale).
Professor Andrew is Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Cambridge, Official Historian of the Security Service (MI5), Chairman of the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar, and a presenter of BBC Radio and TV documentaries, including the Radio 4 Series What If? His twelve books include: MI5 Defence of the Realm; KGB The Inside Story; For the President’s Eyes Only; Secret Intelligence from Washington to Bush; The Secret World, a history of Intelligence; Stars and Spies, intelligence operations and the entertainment business.
His talk was enjoyed by a full house of 150 people, including members and other local people.