At the fifty-sixth Strand Group event the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Sarah Healey gave a lecture on 'The History of Digital Policy Making'.
The UK's Chief Economic Adviser Clare Lombardelli gave her inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor on 'COVID & the UK Economy'.
Ed Balls (King's College London Professor & winner of the BBC’s Celebrity Best Home Cook), Angela Hartnett (Restaurateur and TV chef) & Rachel Johnson (Journalist and finalist on BBC’s Celebrity Best Home Cook) discussed their lives in food, family & politics.
Liz Mermin (director of episode 2), and series consultants Prof. Jon Davis and John Rentoul were joined by Ed Balls to discuss the making of the recent BBC 2 series.
On Wednesday 13th October the Cabinet Secretary Simon Case gave his first lecture at the University of Newcastle in partnership with the Strand Group.
The fifty-first Strand Group event, held in conjunction with the Bank of England and the King's Business School. Sir Dave Ramsden gave a speech entitled: 'Navigating the economy through the Covid crisis'
The fiftieth Strand Group event, held in conjunction with Haus Publishing, took place on Tuesday 27th April.
Dr Jack Brown, author of 'The London Problem: What Britain Gets Wrong About Its Capital City', discussed his new book with Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at City of London Corporation as respondent.
The forty-ninth Strand Group event, held in conjunction with Allen Lane, took place on Thursday 22nd April. Sir Michael Barber, author of 'Accomplishment: How to Achieve Ambitious and Challenging Things', discussed his new book in conversation with the Rt Hon Tony Blair and King’s lecturer and researcher on reform and delivery in government, Dr Michelle Clement.
The forty-eighth Strand Group event launching a new paper for the Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government took place on Tuesday 23rd February.
The forty-seventh Strand Group event, held in conjunction with William Collins, took place on Thursday 11th of February. Suzanne Heywood, author of 'What Does Jeremy Think? Jeremy Heywood and the Making of Modern Britain', discussed her new book in conversation with Professor Ed Balls, followed by a Q&A.