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SPIES! The Cambridge Five ~ AUG 9

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The Cambridge Five spy ring had one of the longest runs in the history of espionage, providing Stalin with high-grade intelligence from the second half of the 1930s through the beginning of the 1950s. Why did they do it? And how did they get away with it for so long? Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, August 9, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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The Cambridge Five spy ring had one of the longest runs in the history of espionage, providing Stalin with high-grade intelligence from the second half of the 1930s through the beginning of the 1950s. Why did they do it? Why did they emerge from Cambridge, rather than, say, Oxford? How did they do it, and how did they get away with it for so long?Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, August 9, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

Bruce Thompson is a lecturer in the Departments of History and Literature and the Associate Director of Jewish Studies at U.C.-Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford; his areas of scholarly research include European intellectual and cultural history, French history, British Isles history, American Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of cinema, and the history of espionage.