#346 | The Cambridge Five Part I | The Recruitment

English Learning for Curious Minds

Mar 2 2023 • 21 mins

In the early 1930s, five high-flying Cambridge University students were recruited to become Soviet spies.

These five men enjoyed decades-long careers at the top of the British establishment and were some of the most successful double agents in history.

In part one of this three-part mini-series, we see how it all got started.

  • The recruitment of Kim Philby
  • Background to The Cambridge Five
  • Life at Cambridge University
  • The political climate of the 1930s
  • Arnold Deutsch: Soviet Recruiter
  • The first jobs of The Cambridge Five

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cambridge-five-i


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