As part of the RISE programme and to celebrate the launch of the 100 First Women exhibition at St George’s Hall, ‘An Evening with Dame Stella Rimington’ will take place at St George’s Hall Concert Room.
Dame Stella was appointed Head of the Security Service (MI5) in 1992 – the first woman to take the post and the first Director General to have been publicly named. Having worked in the main fields of MI5 – counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism – she went on to successively become Director of all three branches, before retiring in 1996. Known worldwide as the inspiration for Dame Judi Dench’s character ‘M’ in the James Bond films, Dame Stella Rimington is now an acclaimed writer. Her most recent book, The Moscow Sleepers, is the tenth in her ‘Liz Carlyle’ thriller series.