John Sawers

Public lecture with Sir John Sawers

Join us here in Nottingham on Thursday 16 February for our latest public lecture, with former Chief of MI6, Sir John Sawers (Philosophy and Physics, 1976).

Sir John has 36 years of experience in diplomacy and intelligence, culminating in five years as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) until he left public service in 2014.

As MI6 Chief, he was a member of the UK National Security Council and the Joint Intelligence Committee, contributing to the strategies and policy decisions on how to promote and protect British interests around the World. He led the Service through a period of international political upheaval and high terrorist threat, including against the 2012 London Olympics. He also modernised the way the Service works and created a more open approach to public accountability.

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Event details

When: Thursday 16 February, 5:30pm
Where: University of Nottingham, University Park Campus NG7 2RD


5.30pm: Introduction by Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE, Chancellor, University of Nottingham
5.35pm: Public lecture followed by Q&A session
VIP Reception to follow

If you are able to attend this event, please register below by Friday 3 February.