On 23rd February, the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Marshal Phil ‘Osby’ Osborn, spoke at the ninth event of the Strand Group.
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.
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.
Dr Michael Goodman delivered the one-hundredth and ninth Mile End Group where he launched his book, 'The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Volume I'
To mark 50 years since the creation of the Defence Intelligence Staff, Lord Hennessy chaired a panel including Vice Admiral Alan Richards, Sir David Omand and Mr John Morrison discussed
Lord O'Donnell (Cabinet Secretary 2005-2011) gave the one-hundredth and seventh Mile End Group, the fourth Sir Michael Quinlan Memorial Lecture where he discussed, 'Ethics in the Civil Service'
Baroness Jay of Paddington delivered the one hundredth and sixth Mile End Group where she discussed the 'Constitutional Implications of Coalition Government'