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Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 12:00AM
Royal College of Surgeons

Our Changing Perceptions of National Security

Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE

How have our ideas of national security changed since 9/11 and the terrorist attacks on London? Are we doing enough to secure ourselves against national threats? How should we view the danger and how can governments help prepare us for what might happen in the future?

This is the 2009 Peter Nailor Memorial Lecture on Defence.

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Richard currently serves as Chair of Board of Trustees at the University of London. He was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service from 1999 until 6 May 2004 and Master of Pembroke College Cambridge. His tenure at the top of MI6 saw 9/11, the July 2005 terrorism attacks on London, and the invasions of Irag and Afghanistan.

Sir Richard Dearlove was born in Gorran Haven in Cornwall and attended Schools in England and Connecticut, USA, before studying at Queens' College, Cambridge. He joined MI6 in 1966 and was posted to Nairobi in 1968. After being posted to Prague, Paris and Geneva he became head of Washington station in 1991, director of personnel and administration in 1993 and director of operations in 1994.

In February 2008 Dearlove gave evidence at the inquest of Princess Diana's death, responding to Harrod's owner Mohamed al-Fayed who claimed that MI6 had murdered Diana.

Dearlove became Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge on 1 August 2004.

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25 November 2009

Our Changing Perceptions of National Security
Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE

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