Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman and Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield spoke at the twenty-first meeting of the Strand Group at the British Academy. The topic of the meeting was 'Historical Research and Political Accountability: Trident, the Falklands and Iraq'
To launch Ian Beesley's book, 'The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries', the current Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood was joined by four of his predecessors, Lord Wilson, Lord Turnbull, Lord Armstrong and Lord Butler.
Ken Clarke MP joined the Strand Group on Tuesday 15 November to celebrate the launch of his new memoir, Kind of Blue
On Wednesday 26 October The Strand Group and HM Treasury remembered one of the most momentous and traumatic episodes in its institutional history. Academics, politicians and officials past and present came together to mark 40 years since the UK government’s request for financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund in the autumn of 1976.
On Thursday 20th October 2016, Sir John Kingman the former second permanent secretary gave a lecture to the Strand Group entitled; 'The Treasury and the Supply Side'
On Wednesday 5 October the Hon. Julia Gillard spoke at the fifteenth event of the Strand Group on 'The Future of the Commonwealth.'
Ed Balls, former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and King’s Visiting Professor, launched his new book, Speaking Out, at the 14th meeting of the Strand Group on the 12th September 2016.
Daniel Mulhall, the Irish Ambassador to the UK spoke at the 12th event of the Strand Group on Wednesday 11 May 2016, where he set out the Irish case, as a concerned neighbour, of the impact of Britain leaving the European Union.
Lord Willetts the former Minister of State for Universities and Science gave his inaugural lecture on Thursday 28 April 2016, setting out 100 years of science policy. He was joined by the President of the Royal Society Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.
Dame Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking gave her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 2 March 2016, reflecting on her experiences as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee for over 5 years