Lectures

I have a series of talks, lectures and briefings that I give to British and US military and government departments (including the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, Chicksands);  companies; conferences; private groups and on cruise ships.

Each last 45 – 60 minutes, followed by a period for questions. They are highly informative; richly illustrated PowerPoint presentations and are updated regularly.

The topics include:

The World’s Second Oldest Profession

Spies and Spying: what does the 21st Century hold? A comeback for James Bond?

The Spy in the Sky

The secrets of aerial intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance – the key to modern warfare. From Montgolfier’s balloon to the Predator and ‘spies’ the size of bees!

The Real Story of Codes and Code-Breaking

Whither Da Vinci? A look at the brilliance and ingenuity of cryptographers from Julius Caesar to the present day

Tracked and Hacked – The Secrets of Surveillance
We reveal how governments, companies, and even individuals can monitor your every move, listen to your every word – even predict your next move (and how YOU can protect yourself)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
A rare, and close, look at the British Security and Intelligence Services

The Remarkable Tale of Two US Spy Ships

What really happened to USS Pueblo and USS Liberty?

Russian Intelligence, Litvinenko, the Siloviki and a return to the Cold War?

Russian and British espionage the assassination of my friend Alexander Litvinenko, and how the rise of Putin and the Siloviki could result in a return to the Cold War

Spies in High Heels

Or “Step Aside, Mr. Bond.” From Mata Hari to Valerie Plame, women have always played a key, though often unacknowledged, role in the murky world of espionage. You can read the poem issued to Violette Szabo and used in this lecture here

The Secrets of Air Force One

A revealing look inside the “flying White House” – the Commander-in-Chief’s aerial command post

The Dark Side of the Caribbean – from Pirates, U-Boats, Drug smugglers money-launderers and Spies.

Sailing in the wake of the men (and women) who made maritime history

MOSSAD and the ‘Wrath of God’
How Israel’s intelligence services retaliate for terrorist attacks on her people

Russian Intelligence, Litvinenko, the Siloviki and a return to the Cold War?
Russian and British espionage, the assassination of my friend Alexander Litvinenko, and how the rise of Putin and the Siloviki could result in a return to the Cold War

Combating 21st Century Piracy
How the world’s navies and maritime authorities are using intelligence to combat modern day pirates

The Falklands War – Secrets Revealed
Why the role of intelligence (and the United States) was crucial

PSYOPS: The Secrets of Writing for Effect
How to write copy that makes your audience RESPOND!  As taught to the British military PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) group

The Battle of The River Plate

The Secret of the Admiral GRAF SPEE

Combating International Terrorism

How intelligence is helping fight – and win – the Global War on Terrorism

The Panama Canal Story

A remarkable tale of determination, deceit, disease and death *

‘Voluntary Informers’
Britain’s wartime spies – in America *

Suburban Spies
The secrets of the Russian illegals. A Cold War legacy? *

Defective Defectors
Traitors or heroes? Loathed or loved? The most valuable spies? *

The Cambridge Five
The betrayers of a generation *

The Secrets of Atomic Espionage
Mankind held to ransom *

* Work in progress