Guy Burgess(1911-1963), Soviet spy
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Intelligence Officer and Soviet spy; Burgess was at Trinity College, Cambridge where he became a member of the Communist Party in the early 1930s. Subsequently he pursued a career with the BBC before working for military intelligence and the Foreign Office, secretly passing information to the Soviet Union. In 1951 both he and former Cambridge contemporary Donald Maclean defected to Moscow.