The Arkleton Trust organises seminars on rural development. All participants who are invited, attend in their own right to share their views. It has been a tradition of all Arkleton meetings and seminars that we do not attribute anything said to a particular speaker. We meet as individuals, sharing a common concern so the seminar takes the form of a round table debate under Chatham House rules and are designed to be the launching pad for the presentation of the findings of research programme which we have funded in the previous year.
The Trust usually prepares an issues paper before the seminar which is formed around the information provided by the fellows / awardees who have been working towards this occasion. The issues paper usually reflects upon the major issues raised and what they mean. Furthermore, at the seminar the Trust is interested in hearing the views of the invitees (not their organisations) and it is intended to be an interactive seminar not a forum for presenting papers.
- 2012 - Rural Development in an Age of Austerity
- 2010 - Community-based initiatives for adaptation to climate change mapped by continent
- 2007 - A cross civilisation dialogue of the effects of climatic change on rural communities - how can we dance together again?
- 2004 - The Importance of Place Based & Consequential Learning for Rural Communities and People
- 2002 - Local Rural Communities – Potential Champions of their own Destinies?
- 2001 - Working with Rural Communities, and with Bureaucracies
- 1999 - Rural Development, European Enlargement and Agenda 2000
- 1998 - Rural Development, European Enlargement and the WTO Trade Talks
- 1997 - Towards an Integrated Rural Policy for the UK
To view a complete list of reports from past Seminars, click here.