University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Wednesday 6th February 2013, 18:00

CULS Lecture: 'The Intelligence, Security Community and the Law: a Non-Lawyer's View'

Cambridge University Law Society is hosting Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE, former Chief of SIS (MI6)

Date: 6th February 2013
Time: 6:00pm 
Venue: LG17, Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site
Title: 'The Intelligence, Security Community and the Law: a non-lawyer's view'

The second Chief of MI6 ever to be named publicly, Sir Richard Dearlove spent 38 years in espionage, joining the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in 1966 following his graduation from Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has worked all over the world with posts in Nairobi, Prague, Paris and Geneva.

As Chief of MI6 from 1999-2004 (codenamed 'C'), Sir Richard oversaw the September 11th attacks, the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan, the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the sending back of several opponents of the Gaddafi regime to Libya. In 2008, Dearlove gave evidence at the inquest of Princess Diana's death in response to Mohamed Al-Fayed's claims that the MI6 had killed the princess.

He was knighted by the Queen in 2001. Having retired from the SIS in 2004, Sir Richard currently holds the position of Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Faculty of Law