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.
The journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings gave the sixth Sir Michael Quinlan Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 13 July, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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
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.