Seminars

Recognised for promoting the value of knowledge sharing, the Seminars that the Arkleton Trust hosts bring together people from all over the world with rural concerns to discuss and exchange views. We meet as individuals, sharing a common concern, so the seminar takes the form of a round table debate under Chatham House rules.

Prior to a Seminar the Trust prepares a paper, which reflects upon major issues recently raised, and what they mean, provided by our fellows, awardees and trustees. Furthermore, at the seminar the Trust is interested in hearing the views of the invitees (not their organisations), bringing together the participants to discuss commonalities in opportunities and challenges in their rural communities and discuss common thematic issues.  As with all Arkleton Seminars there will be external invitees to participate with a view to transferring the lessons from the grassroots level to the academic and policy arenas.  This offers a valuable opportunity to policy makers and academics to hear first hand from rural practitioners.

Rural Resilience and Insecurity

24th April - 1st May 2017

  The seminar, hosted at Sandele Eco Retreat and Learning Centre in The Gambia (www.sandele.com), was split into two parts. Arkleton Trust hosted the first three days. An issues paper had been prepared in advance formed from information provided by the awardees who had been involved in recent exchange trips.  The issues paper reflected upon…


Rural Development in an Age of Austerity

2012 - Caoimhe Ní Dhónaill

Report

Community Adaptation to Climate Change

2010 - Julia Gottwald, Franziska Mannke, Hayato Kobyashi, Carol Kambites, Hilda Zara

Report

A cross civilisation dialogue of the effects of climatic change on rural communities – how can we dance together again?

2007 - Rhona Barr, Christopher Madine

Report

Communities – Potential champions of their own destinies?

2002 - Malcolm Moseley

Report

“Working with Rural Communities and with Bureaucracies”

2001 - Rhys Evans

Report

Rural Development and the WTO Trade Talks

1998 - Luka Juvancic, John Bryden

Report

Towards an Integrated Rural Policy for the UK

1997 - John Bryden

Report

Implications of the Information Highway for Rural Development and Education

1995 - John Bryden, Tony Fuller, Frank Rennie

Report

Rural Poverty and Deprivation in Europe – From Analysis to Action

1990 - Dr James Hunter

Report

Supporting and Animating Community-based Rural Development in Europe – Some lessons for Scotland?

1989

Report

Partners for Welfare – examined the role which churches and clergy could play in rural development and rural communities’ expectations of their churches

1988 - James Barnett

Report

New Technology and Rural Development

1986 - John Bryden, Tony Fuller

Report

Part-Time Farming in the Rural Development of Industrialised Countries

1983 - Keith Abercrombie

Report

Institutional Approaches to Rural Development in Europe

1982

Report

Can Education Change Rural Fortunes? A seminar on Education The Farmer and Rural Change

1980

Report

Disadvantaged Rural Europe – development issues and approaches

1979 - David Moore

Report

Educating for the Year 2000 – Agricultural Education and Training in the European Community

1978 - David Moore

Report

Rural community strategies for managing the economic and social impacts of climate change

20071104

Seminar Report 2007

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