CANCELLED Dame Stella Rimington: My life in MI5 (adults only)

@ Life Science Centre

Book Now

16 March 2020

Life’s Spy Season is beginning with an evening with the former Director General of MI5.

Dame Stella Rimington, who is known to billions of people worldwide as the role model for the character M played by Dame Judi Dench in the James Bond 007 films, will speak candidly about her life and career, including some personal anecdotes.

The event is being held in the build-up to the highly-anticipated release of the 25th James Bond 007 film, No Time to Die, which will open in cinemas on 3 April 2020.

Dame Stella was appointed Director General of MI5 in 1992 – the first woman to take the post and the first to be publicly named in the Government’s new spirit of openness. She is now an internationally-renowned thriller writer; her autobiography, Open Secret, caused a sensation and her most recent thriller, The Moscow Sleepers, is a bestseller. Both books will be available for sale at this event and Dame Stella will sign copies after the talk.​​​​​​

Doors will open to visitors at 6.00pm, with Dame Stella’s talk beginning at 6.30pm. From 7.45pm onwards, following the talk and Q&A, there will be an opportunity for visitors to get their book(s) signed by Dame Stella.

Life Science Centre
Times Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Book Now


Events Finder


Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

PREVIEW: The Life Centre are over the Moon to safely welcome visitors back to Space Zone!

All the stars of Space Zone are back, including Mission Control; a mock-up of the International Space Station that you can walk around inside; and the digital globe, The Sphere. Younger visitors can also enjoy the show Naughty Monsters Explore the Planets in the North's biggest planetarium (with socially distanced seating, of course).

Read More

PREVIEW: Heritage Open Days 2020

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

Read More