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Professor Christopher Andrew

Profile

Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, former Chair of the History Faculty at Cambridge University, Official Historian of the Security Service (MI5), Honorary Air Commodore of 7006 Squadron (Intelligence) in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Chair of the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar, and former Visiting Professor at Harvard, Toronto and Canberra. Professor Andrew is also co-editor of Intelligence and National Security, and a regular presenter of BBC Radio and TV documentaries, including the Radio Four series What If?. His twelve previous books include a number of path-breaking studies on the use and abuse of secret intelligence in modern history. He is currently a governor of Norwich School and President of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Podcasts by Professor Christopher Andrew

  • A Brazilian ID card for Juan Pujol-Garcia, codename Garbo. Catalogue reference KV 2-4214

    Security Service file release September 2016

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in September 2016.

  • FCO 158/6

    Security Service file release October 2015: Discussion

    Stephen Twigge head of modern collections at The National Archives in conversation with Professor Christoper Andrew former official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, and Gill Bennett former chief historian of […]

  • KV 2/4113

    Security Service file release October 2015: Introduction

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in October 2015.

  • Potocki de Montalk (catalogue reference KV 6 129/1)

    Security Service file release August 2015

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in August 2015.

  • kv2-3875-1

    Security Service file release October 2014

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in October 2014.

  • file-closed

    Security Service file release February 2014

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5’, introduces key files from the 30th release of Security Service files to The National Archives in February 2014.  The […]

  • liddel-diaries-oct-2012

    Security Service file release October 2012

    Professor Christopher Andrew, author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5’, introduces highlights of the 29th release of Security Service records to The National Archives. Among the 77 files released are the ten post-war diaries of […]

  • File on van Koutrik, cat. ref. KV 2/3643

    Security Service file release February 2012

    Professor Christopher Andrew, official historian of MI5, introduces highlights from the 28th Security Service records release to The National Archives. The latest release brings the total number of MI5 files held at Kew to 4,926. Please note, the podcast may […]

  • Letter concerning Manuel Garcia, cat. ref. KV 2/3573

    Security Service file release August 2011

    Professor Christopher Andrew introduces the 27th Security Service records release containing 171 files, bringing the total number of Security Service records at The National Archives to more than 4,896. As with previous releases, around three quarters of the records are […]

  • kv-3-417-survey-russian-espionage

    Security Service file release April 2011

    Professor Christopher Andrew introduces the 26th Security Service records release, which contains 180 files, bringing the total number of Security Service records at The National Archives to more than 4,725. As with previous releases, around three quarters of the records […]

  • kv2-3267-diary

    Security Service file release August 2010

    Professor Christopher Andrew introduces the 25th Security Service records release, which contains 170 files, bringing the total number of its records in the public domain to more than 4,500.

  • kv5-85-hitler-youth

    Security Service file release March 2010

    Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files released in March 2010. This is the 24th Security Service records release and contains 196 files, […]

  • cab-116-801

    Security Service file release August 2008

    Over 150 Security Service files dating from around the time of the Second World War have now been opened. Professor Christopher Andrew, Official Historian of the Secret Service, talks about German and Soviet agents and intelligence officers, right-wing extremists and Communists, […]

  • cab-116-801

    Security Service file release February 2008

    From astrologers to oil barons: Professor Christopher Andrew, official historian for the Security Service, talks about espionage and tracking enemy agents.

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