Edinburgh Local

Spy Week 2018 is coming

Our annual Spy Week runs from 16-20 April and the University will be hosting public events focusing on espionage fiction and film.

Spy Week 2018

The Department of English Literature works with other cultural organisations in Edinburgh to create a fascinating week-long programme of events about spies and spying, and the ways in which secrecy and espionage run through our history and culture.

The very best contemporary spy writers are invited to Edinburgh to talk with academic researchers about books, culture and ideas. 

Some exciting highlights not to be missed are:

Monday 16 April

Tuesday 17 April

Wednesday 18 April

Thursday 19 April

Friday 20 April


All talks at the University and the National Library of Scotland are free and open to everyone, but must be booked in advance at http://www.spyweek.ed.ac.uk

An associated season of films will be at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse cinema.  This year’s film programme explores the issue of conspiracy and considers how paranoia underpins much of contemporary life.