The twenty-sixth event of King’s College London’s Strand Group took place at Bush House on Thursday 15th February 2018. King's Visiting Professor Ed Balls and Peter Sands launched their Harvard working paper, titled, 'Time for Clarity: The Views of British Business on The Path to Brexit'
Sir Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and King's Visiting Professor, gave a lecture entitled ‘Monetary Policy from End to End: Define, Decide, Deliver’, marking the 25th event of the Strand Group. The event was held at Bush House, King’s College London
On the evening of 14 November, Lord Adonis, Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission and King’s Visiting Professor, delivered his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at King’s to a packed Strand Group event at the Guildhall in the City of London
On 12 June the Strand Group hosted their final event of the academic year, inviting Visiting Professor Ed Balls and Peter Sands, former CEO of Standard Chartered, to present their new Harvard research paper, ‘Making Brexit Work for British Businesses’
On 2 May, the Strand Group hosted a half-day conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the New Labour government’s decision to give the Bank of England operational independence in 1997
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'
Sir Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office spoke about the implications of central decision-making on the delivery of frontline services at the twentieth meeting of The Strand Group on the 7th February
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.