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Funzing Talks | On The Run From The MI5

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  •  140 A3, London, SE17 3DH
Suitable for: Adults
Annie Machon was an intelligence officer for the UK's Security Service, MI5, in the 1990s, before resigning to help blow the whistle on the crimes and incompetence of the Br... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

What's it like to be on the run from the government? Join ex-Mi5 officer & whistleblower Annie Machon to hear her fascinating story of going awol from the Mi5 - in the unique & intimate setting of Toulouse Lautrec - Brasserie, Wine Bar & Jazz Club - in South London.

Ever wondered what life is like as a spy? Annie Machon worked as an intelligence officer for MI5 for six years in the 1990s, before resigning to help her former partner and colleague, David Shayler, blow the whistle about a whole series of spy crimes. The case made international headlines.

Facing arrest, they fled the UK hours before the story broke and went on the run across Europe. The next few years involved living in hiding in a remote French farmhouse, living in exile in Paris for two years, arrest, two court cases, and constant surveillance.

The ultimate gamekeeper-turned-poacher story - an analogue version of the Edward Snowden affair.

There is a 3 course set lunch menu available for £20 - exclusively for those attending the talk. There will also be live music in the bar post-event from 7.30pm.

Venue: Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington

Doors: 3.00pm / Talk starts: 3.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Funzing Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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What's it like to be on the run from the government? Join ex-Mi5 officer & whistleblower Annie Machon to hear her fascinating story of going awol from the Mi5 - in the unique & intimate setting of Toulouse Lautrec - Brasserie, Wine Bar & Jazz Cl... Read More
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  • High profile speaker
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  • Unique after-work event
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