Centre for Media History Public Lecture – Guy Burgess: The Spy who Knew Everyone

Stewart Purvis, Former Editor-in-Chief of ITN and Professor of Television Journalism, City University London, and Jeff Hulbert, Media Historian and Research Fellow, Journalism Department, City University London will present the lecture “Guy Burgess: The Spy who Knew Everyone”.

 Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking government officials to the famous actors and literary figures of the day. Stewart Purvic and Jeff Hulbert reveal just how this charming establishment insider was able to fool his many friends and acquaintances for so long, ruthlessly exploiting them to penetrate major British institutions without suspicion, all the while working for the KGB.
All are welcome to attend.