4 episodes

On this podcast we bring some of the fun, anecdotes, gossip and a deeper understanding of government from our teaching and events at King's College London. Featuring our unique mix of practitioner and academic, this series will use contemporary history to take a deeper looking at our understanding of British Government and Politics.
The Strand Group at King’s College is a group devoted to learning about the hidden wiring of British government. We teach, research and put on events devoted to understanding the way government works through looking at contemporary history.


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The Strand Group Podcast Martin Stolliday

    • History

On this podcast we bring some of the fun, anecdotes, gossip and a deeper understanding of government from our teaching and events at King's College London. Featuring our unique mix of practitioner and academic, this series will use contemporary history to take a deeper looking at our understanding of British Government and Politics.
The Strand Group at King’s College is a group devoted to learning about the hidden wiring of British government. We teach, research and put on events devoted to understanding the way government works through looking at contemporary history.


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    Sir Tony Blair speaks to King's College London Students

    Sir Tony Blair speaks to King's College London Students

    In this special episode we hear Sir Tony Blair answering questions from The Strand Group's students at King's College London. We also have expert analysis from Dr Michelle Clement and Visiting Professor John Rentoul.
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    • 51 min
    London, the state of the capital

    London, the state of the capital

    In the third episode of The Strand Group Podcast we speak to the Chief Executive of the Centre for London, Dr Nick Bowes, Lecturer in London Studies at King's College London, Dr Jack Brown and the Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr Elizabeth Campbell to discuss how a city like London is governed. We chat about transport, the powers of the mayoralty and boroughs, policing and the city's response post-COVID.
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    • 1 hr
    Food & Politics

    Food & Politics

    In the second episode of The Strand Group Podcast we speak to the former Shadow Chancellor and Professor at King’s College London, Ed Balls, to discuss ‘Food and Politics’. We chat about what to cook when planning a political plot, the infamous Granita deal, Ed’s golden rules for political eating and the breakfasts that underpinned the turbulent Blair/Brown years.
    From our recent event we also hear from Rachel Johnson telling us about growing up in the Johnson household and what her brother, the Prime Minister, likes to cook. And, Michelin starred chef Angela Hartnett discussing the famous politicians that have eaten in her restaurants. 

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    • 41 min
    The Blair Brown Revolution

    The Blair Brown Revolution

    In the first episode of The Strand Group Podcast we speak to Professor Jon Davis, the Director of the Strand Group and John Rentoul, the Independent's chief political commentator. 
    Together they wrote the acclaimed book, Heroes Or Villains? The Blair Government Reconsidered and they were both series consultants on the recent BBC2 documentary Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution.
    We also hear from the director of the second episode in the recent BBC 2 series, Liz Mermin and Ed Balls.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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