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
On 23rd February, the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Marshal Phil ‘Osby’ Osborn, spoke at the ninth event of the Strand Group.
The UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, spoke about the future of antibiotics at the eighth event of the Strand Group. Dame Sally used the occasion, held during the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, to highlight the pressing global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and advocate political action at all levels to contain it.
Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield and Dr James Jinks launched their new book, The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945, at a Strand Group event at King’s College London on Monday 9 November.
Charles Moore, former editor of the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, celebrated the release of his new book, Margaret Thatcher - The Authorised Biography: Volume Two, Everything That She Wants, at King’s College London on Tuesday 20 October.
The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP spoke at a reception held in Downing Street
to mark the launch of Margaret Thatcher and Number Ten, an exciting new contemporary history project produced The Strand Group.
Sir Iain Lobban gave the fifth Sir Michael Quinlan Memorial Lecture on the topic: 'The Shifting Sands of the Intelligence and Security World:
A Moral Sense'
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined Sir Michael Barber, at King’s College London to discuss how best to run a government. Sir Michael was the inaugural Head of the Downing Street Delivery unit in Tony Blair’s Government between 2001 and 2005.
The second meeting of the Strand Group, the signature events series of the Policy Institute at King’s College London, took place at the university’s Strand campus on 27 April. Sir Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, Head of the Government Economic Service (GES) and recently-appointed Visiting Professor to King’s addressed a diverse and distinguished audience on ‘50 years of the Government Economic Service’.
Sir Nicholas Macpherson, the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury and one of several newly appointed Visiting Professors at King’s College London delivered a timely lecture on ‘The Treasury and the Union’ on 19 January 2015.