Spy Week 2016

Edinburgh Spy Week returns for its third year with an exciting programme of events exploring the secret worlds of spies and espionage in fiction and in fact, that will see events on the history of secret services, on women in spy fiction, and on writing spy lives, and a mini-season of films – ‘Paranoid State’ – at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

Confirmed guest speakers include:

  • Jeremy Duns
  • Ben Macintyre
  • Richard Aldrich
  • Rhodri Jeffreys Jones
  • Christopher Moran
  • Dame Stella Rimington


Sunday 10 April onwards

Monday 11 April

Tuesday 12 April

Wednesday 13 April

Thursday 14 April

Friday 15 April

Edinburgh Spy Week is organised by the University of Edinburgh, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, the National Library of Scotland, and Edinburgh Filmhouse, and Blackwell’s Bookshop. Most events (aside from the films) are free, but ticketed via Eventbrite (see the event pages on this website).

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