The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is an established RUSI tradition, addressing the challenges facing the Armed Forces, as well as broader considerations of UK security. This is one of the highlights of RUSI's events calendar and there will be an opportunity for you to participate in a Q&A session after the lecture. The winners of the annual Trench Gascoigne essay prize will also be announced.

The event will be moderated by Mark Urban, Diplomatic Editor, Newsnight, BBC.

For those attending in-person, the lecture will be followed by the RUSI Christmas Reception from 19:45 to 21:00 GMT.

How to attend

This is a hybrid event exclusively for members, taking place at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET, and online. Please note that in-person places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registrations will open on 13 November for in-person places. Save the date if you are interested in attending.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected]


About the speaker

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC

Chief of the Defence Staff

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