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.
The forty-sixth Strand Group took place on the 19 January when Iain Dale editor of ‘The Prime Ministers: 55 Leaders, 55 Authors, 300 Years of History’, discussed this new book alongside contributing authors Sir Anthony Seldon, Rachel Sylvester and Dr Jack Brown.
The forty-fifth Strand Group event took place on Wednesday 25th of November when Lord Moore of Etchingham discussed the the thirtieth anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's downfall as Prime Minister. This session also marked the paperback publication of Lord Moore’s "Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography - Volume Three: Herself Alone."