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Adventures Online: Espionage and the British Spy

Join two of our favorite British experts, Giles Ramsay and Nigel West, for an exciting look into the world of espionage during this cutting-edge online learning adventure!
Program No. 24183RJ
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England

Adventures Online: Espionage and the British Spy

Join two of our favorite British experts, Giles Ramsay and Nigel West, for an exciting look into the world of espionage during this cutting-edge online learning adventure!
Length
5 days
Starts at
0
Program No. 24183 RJ
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Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2020
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Nov 9 - Nov 13, 2020
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Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
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Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2020
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499
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Nov 9 - Nov 13, 2020
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499
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The schedule and topics vary by date. Please see the itinerary for details.

Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
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499
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At a Glance

If you’re fascinated by spies, codebreaking and international conflict, join us for an exclusive, online immersion into the world of espionage with Road Scholar experts Nigel West and Giles Ramsay. Enjoy daily discussions that offer insight into topics such as Bletchley Park and the Cambridge Spy Ring and the contemporary terrorist threat, and follow up each session with an interactive Q&A session. You’ll also take in illustrated background lectures on topics from the English Public School to the way the Cambridge Four have been portrayed in drama. Make a cup of your favorite tea and join us for a week of online conversations, insightful lectures and a look into the fascinating world of espionage!

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy exclusive access to two of our most popular experts, Giles Ramsay and Nigel West, on this six-day immersion into the world of espionage.
  • Delve into topics such as the history of Bletchley Park, the Cambridge Spy Ring, Britain’s relations with China and codebreaking during lectures led by Giles Ramsay and Nigel West.
  • Explore the world of espionage further as you take in four illustrated lectures throughout the week.

General Notes

Your online program will be between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 or 1:15 p.m. (ET) each day. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience.
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Nigel West
Nigel West is a military historian specializing in intelligence and security issues. In 1989, he was voted The Experts' Expert by a panel of spy writers. He is the European Editor of the Washington D.C.-based International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and a lecturer at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, Va. In 2003, he was awarded the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Giles Ramsay is an independent theater director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the founding director of the charity Developing Artists, a fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and course leader in theater at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has devised and instructed on Road Scholar programs since the early 1990's and has run theater projects in countries ranging from Kosovo to Zimbabwe.
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Nigel West View biography
Nigel West is a military historian specializing in intelligence and security issues. In 1989, he was voted The Experts' Expert by a panel of spy writers. He is the European Editor of the Washington D.C.-based International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and a lecturer at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, Va. In 2003, he was awarded the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
At Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Chiefs of Britain's Intelligence Agency, MI6
by Nigel West
This is the story of the heads of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. It contains numerous anecdotes and is fully up to date, and is written by acclaimed author and intelligence expert Nigel West. This remarkable book tells the story of that role, from Smith-Cumming to Scarlett, and each of the other twelve C's in between. For the first 85 years of the SIS, known variously as 'the firm', 'the funnies' and, within the Foreign Office, 'the friends', its existence and the identity of its Chief were subject to the strictest secrecy. Its only official recognition was the wartime designation MI6, by which the service continues to be commonly known today.
Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence (Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence)
by Nigel West
Mask: MI5's Penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain
by Nigel West





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