Professor Janet Dwyer's Inaugural Lecture - Pathways to sustainable agriculture, 1980-2020: forty years of policy learning in Britain and the EU. June 2011
CCRI 2010 Rural Policy Conference. October 2010.
RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London. 1st-3rd Sept 2010. Climate Change session ran by Dr James Kirwan and Dr Damian Maye
8th National Seminar on Common Land and Town and Village Greens. 1 July 2010. University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.
CCRI Rural Policy Conference, Wednesday October 21st 2009, Queens Hotel, Cheltenham
Rural Services 2020: the challenge of sustaining rural communities, 24th October 2008
The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons 14th to 19th July 2008
The Big Rural Discussion: 'the future cost of food', 24th April 2008 and 1st May 2008
Inauguration of the CCRI, 22nd April 2008,
National Seminar Series on Common Land and Town and Village Greens
The CCRI has played a vital role in disseminating information on principal developments in common land legislation through the National Seminars on Common Land and Village Greens, which it has organised and hosted since 1999. CCRI Senior Research Fellow Christopher Short is the convenor of the series. Please contact him if you require further information: firstname.lastname@example.org. The 8th National Seminar will be taking place on 1 July 2010.
Agricultural Economics Society Conference
From 31st March to 2nd April 2008 the CCRI jointly hosted the Agricultural Economics Society 82nd Annual Conference
The conference took place at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Over 100 delegates attended, mainly from the UK and other EU countries, but also from the USA, New Zealand and Australia.
The programme included sessions on a wide range of issues in agriculture and food economies, environmental management and rural development, as well as rural, farm and trade policies. A keynote session on 'Living with Environmental Change' was led by Professor Bob Watson (Chief Scientist, Defra) and Dr Sam Fankenhauser (Managing Director IDEAcarbon and Member of the UK Committee on Climate Change). Dr Janet Dwyer convened a session on 'Understanding Farmer Behaviour and its value for Policy Makers'.
The CCRI also organised a local foods and drinks pre-dinner reception at the conference, which included regional cheeses, juices and wines.
Society for Landscape Studies Conference
This conference, on 13 October 2007, reviewed the landscape of Gloucestershire and its rich history in the countys 1000th year. It was jointly hosted by the Society for Landscape Studies and the CCRI. Papers included the making of Cotswold landscape (Professor Chris Dwyer, University of Leicester) buildings within the Gloucestershire landscape (Della Hooke, University of Birmingham). the history of the textile industry (Ian Mackintosh, Stroudwater Textile Trust) and the contribution of common land to the distinctive landscape of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean (Graham Bathe and Paul Hackman, Natural England).
Rural Development Conference in Paris
Dr. Janet Dwyer helped to organise a one-day joint conference between Agricultural Economics Society and the Societe Francaise de l'Economie Rurale in Paris in March 2006, on the theme of Rural Development. The conference attracted over 100 delegates mainly from France, the UK and Ireland, and speakers included Dr Dirk Ahner, Deputy Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission.