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PHLS 2021: David Omand with John Snow on ' How Spies Think'

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David Omand, one of the most senior public servants to have served in British Intelligence, in conversation with broadcaster John Snow.

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7th July: David Omand In Conversation with John Snow

'How Spies Think'

In his intriguing new book How Spies Think, David Omand, one of Britain's most senior ex-intelligence officers, examines ways in which big decisions in life can often be easier to make if frameworks and strategies used by British Intelligence are employed. Full of revealing examples, including key briefings with Prime Ministers from Thatcher to Blair, and conflicts from the Falklands to Afghanistan, it shows how real intelligence techniques can be usefully applied in everyday situations.

Director of GCHQ from 1996 to 1997, David Omand is one of the most senior public servants to have served in British Intelligence. He was appointed the first Permanent Secretary and Intelligence Co-ordinator in the Cabinet Office in 2002, taking responsibility for national counter-terrorism strategy and homeland security.Since Jon Snow joined ITN as a reporter in 1976 he has reported the fall of Idi Amin in Uganda; the Revolution in Iran; the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the release of Nelson Mandela; the Earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti; the elections of Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, and Hassan Rouhani's victory; Operation Cast Lead in Gaza and the reinternment of the remains of King Richard III.

As well as presenting Channel 4 News, he has served for thirty years as Chairman of the New Horizon Youth Centre, a London day centre for homeless and vulnerable teenagers.

BOOKS - Available to purchase when booking your ticket. Easy and convenient with one payment!

How Spies Think: Ten Lessons In Intelligence – By David Omand

Priced: £9.99

You will be offered this opportunity as an 'Add On' at checkout. For those who are attending the talk in person, your book will be available for you to collect at the event. Those who purchase an Online ticket, will be able to arrange collection or postage of your book with www.primrosehillbooks.com who are supplying the books for all the lectures, donating a percentage of these sales to St Mary's.

Speakers will be signing books at the end of the event.

All lectures start at 7pm followed by a live Q&A. Approximate finish time is 8.30pm.

Proceeds are in aid of St Mary’s church - a vital base for outreach services to vulnerable local people, including the elderly, the homeless and young people at risk.

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Book tickets for the Full Series or other speakers in the series HERE

The Full Series ticket gives you access to all six talks and is great value at £60 Standard or £50 Concession 

Full Series tickets will only be available up until the 2nd Lecture in the series after that tickets will only be available individually.

Single lecture: £12/£10 concessions (OAPs, unemployed, students)

Children under 16: free (a donation is encouraged)

Online Live-Streaming ticket: £10 (You will be emailed a link, ahead of the event, to watch the talk live-streamed via YouTube)

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COVID: This year’s lectures will be run in line with government Covid guidelines, at a reduced capacity, which means a mixture of in-person and live-stream tickets will be available. In the event of Covid restrictions tightening and it proving impossible to have an audience in the Church, all talks will move online and you will be offered a partial refund, or a full refund should you no longer wish to hear the talk.

Booking Fee: All bookings are subject to a small booking fee which goes to Eventbrite, which provide us with this convenient online booking service.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets in person locally from Primrose Hill Books on Regents Park Road or from our Parish Office by contacting 020 77223238 or email office@smvph.org.uk.

Ticket Availability: Ticket sales will be online until Noon on the day of the lecture and after that, on the door, subject to availability.

Refund Policy: We allow refunds up to one day before the event. On sold-out events, we may be able to accept refunds after this time if we have a waiting list for people awaiting returns.

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* Unfortunately, Eventbrite fees are non-refundable with ticket transfers or with ticket returns (If the event is cancelled then Eventbrite will refund the ticket price including fees)

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Church St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill

Elsworthy Rd

London

NW3 3DJ

United Kingdom

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Organiser of PHLS 2021: David Omand with John Snow on ' How Spies Think'

For almost 20 years, The Primrose Hill Lecture Series has been exploring, and debating, some of the most important issues we face as a modern society. We are now recognised as one of London’s leading spaces for bold, lively and informative talks.

We are a non-profit organisation run by volunteers: the money we raise goes towards valuable community work - including vital local services for the homeless, vulnerable young people and the elderly - and the upkeep of the building that hosts them.

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