Public Inquiry Workshop
This course will take the form of a practical workshop carefully designed to improve the performance of anyone who might be called upon to participate in a Public Inquiry concerned with the historic environment. The aims will be to present the terms of procedure, the roles of the participants and the general feel of a public inquiry. A mock public Inquiry will be mounted using a genuine case study. Training for potential witnesses will be given in how to prepare evidence for a Public Inquiry, how to produce proofs of evidence and to experience them being given and tested under realistic conditions.
Before the course, you will receive a study pack including a guide to the preparation of evidence. You will be allocated a role to play in the Inquiry and asked to prepare a proof of evidence to fit this role. You will be asked to indicate your area of interest or expertise in advance of the course so that roles can be appropriately assigned.
Active participation in the course will be limited to 12 participants. There will also be a limited number of places available for observers who do not wish to play an active part. Observers will receive the study pack, attend the sessions and participate in the Inquiry as members of the public. The Inquiry will be video recorded to allow an analysis and feedback to be given on the final day.
Please note that the Wednesday evening session may extend beyond 9.00pm, so we recommend that all participants book a residential place or arrange accommodation in/near Oxford.
Because of the need to do preparatory work before the course, the closing date for applications will be Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 10.00am.
National Occupational Standards for Archaeology: Supports the Knowledge and Understanding requirements for CCSAPAC1 Research and analyse information to achieve objectives; CCSAPAD1Characterise the archaeological resource and recommend action.
National Occupational Standards for Town Planning/Conservation/Building Control: Contributes to the performance, knowledge and understanding requirements for COSBEDCL4O21 Prepare and present evidence on disputes in planning, conservation and building control.
WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2020
3.45pm Tea / coffee
4.15pm Case preparation
8.15pm Case consultation
THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2020
8.00am Breakfast (residents only)
9.30am The Public Inquiry (practical session)
11.00am Coffee / tea
11.30am The Public Inquiry (continued)
2.00pm The Public Inquiry (continued)
3.30pm Tea / coffee
3.45pm The Public Inquiry (continued)
8.15pm Informal discussion
FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2020
8.00am Breakfast (residents only)
9.00am Video presentation
10.30am Coffee / tea
2.00pm Course disperses
Accommodation for this three-day course is at Rewley House for Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.
All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.
Tuition includes coffee/tea: £496.00
Baguette Lunch Thursday & Friday: £10.00
Dinner Wednesday & Thursday evening: £42.00
Full Hot Lunch Thursday & Friday: £30.00
Single B&B Wednesday & Thursday nights: £164.00
Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Archaeology and Heritage Consultant
Richard Tamplin took a degree in town planning at Newcastle University and spent most of his career working in this field for central or local government, interspersed with short spells teaching and working as a consultant. He was a Planning Inspector from 1987 until he retired in 2012.
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
David Woolley QC, Formerly Landmark Chambers
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Closing date for booking is Tuesday 27 October 2020.