Spy author to hold public talk at Southsea school

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THE SECRETS of British espionage will be revealed by a renowned MI5 historian who is to give a public talk at a school in Southsea.

Prof Christopher Andrew will be speaking at the St John’s College Politics Society meeting on Monday at 7.30pm.

The Cambridge University lecturer attracted media attention in 1999 with his story of the ‘Grandmother Spy’, Melita Norwood, who passed secret material to the Soviet Union for 50 years.

Dr Graham Goodlad, who teaches history and politics, said: ‘We are in for a fascinating evening, giving an insight into a much talked about but little understood area of national life.’

Prof Andrew will also sign copies of Defence of the Realm: the authorised history of MI5.