Public Inquiry Workshop

Course summary

Public Inquiry Workshop



Overview

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.

Active participation in the course will be limited to 14 participants. You will be asked to indicate your area of interest or expertise in advance of the course so that roles can be appropriately assigned.

There will 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 videotaped to allow an analysis and feedback to be given on the final day.

Please note that the Wednesday evening session may extend beyond 9pm, so we recommend that all participants book a residential place or arrange accommodation near Oxford.

Because of the need to do preparatory work before the course, the closing date for applications will be Friday 3 February 2017.

 

Programme details

WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH 2017

2.00pm            Registration
2.15pm             Introduction
2.30pm             Background
3.45pm             Tea / coffee
4.15pm             Case preparation

7.00pm            Dinner

8.15pm             Case consultation

THURSDAY 9 MARCH 2017

8.00am            Breakfast (residents only)

9.30am            The Public Inquiry (practical session)

11.00am          Coffee / tea

11.30am          The Public Inquiry (continued)

1.00pm            Lunch

2.00pm            The Public Inquiry (continued)

3.30pm            Tea / coffee

3.45pm            The Public Inquiry (continued)

5.00pm            Break

7.00pm            Dinner

8.15pm            Informal discussion

FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2017

8.00am            Breakfast (residents only)

9.00am            Video presentation

10.30am          Coffee / tea

11.00am          Analysis

1.00pm            Lunch

2.00pm            Course disperses

 

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

Accommodation

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.

 

Fees

Tuition includes coffee/tea: £495.00
Baguette Lunch Thursday & Friday: £8.80
Dinner Wednesday & Thursday evening: £36.50
Full Hot Lunch Thursday & Friday: £26.00
Single B&B Wednesday & Thursday nights: £145.20

Payment

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: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk

Tutors

Mr George Lambrick

Course Director

Independent Archaeology and Heritage Consultant

Mr Allan Ledden

Advocate

Solicitor

Mr Richard Tamplin

Planning Inspector

Mr Roger M Thomas

Course Director

Barrister and Archaeologist, Historic England

Mr David Woolley

Advocate

David Woolley QC, Formerly Landmark Chambers