As the former director general of MI5, Stella Rimington has dealt with two types of radicals: those who threaten England’s security and those from her imagination.
In her 29-year career at MI5, Rimington dealt with several categories of radical extremists, a topic she will unfold in her 10:45 a.m. lecture Thursday in the Amphitheater. She will compare and contrast her experiences with spies, radical protesters and terrorists.
The point at which Rimington became involved with radicals is when their thoughts and writings turned to action, when their radicalism turned to extremism. She stepped in when individuals “have a grievance against the society they live in and decide to take action against people who represent that grievance.”