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Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 2:30PM
Guildhall

Part One - 'An outline of issues that need to be addressed' and 'Minimise the hazards by securing the basics'

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE, Lord Bichard, Lord Laming

A discussion of lessons that can be learnt from the work of public inquiries and tribunals: their composition, processes and consequences.  
The eminent speakers include the chairs of the following inquiries: the inquiry into the 2003 Irag War, the Shipman inquiry, the inquiry into the Soham Murders, the inquiry on 'Baby P' and the inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié.

This first part of the seminar included the following talks and presentations:
An Outline of Issues that need to be Addressed
by Lord Bichard
Minimise the Hazards by Securing the Basics
by Lord Laming

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Vernon Bogdanor CBE is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law, current Visiting Gresham Professor of Political History, Research Professor at King's College London, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Prior to 2010, Professor Bogdanor was a Fellow of Brasenose College and Professor of Government at Oxford University.

He has been an adviser to a number of governments, including those of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Israel and Slovakia. His books include The People and the Party System, Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution, Power and the People, and Devolution in the United Kingdom. He is a frequent contributor to TV, radio and the press and is a sometimes special advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities (1982-83), and the House of Commons Public Service Committee. Most recently he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the Political Studies Association.

Professor Bogdanor's previous lecture series are as follows:

2017/18 British Political Parties

2016/17 The Monarchy

2014/15 Six General Elections

2013/14 Britain and Europe

2012/13 Making the Weather: Six Politicians Who Shaped Our Age

2010/12 Britain in the 20th Century

2007/09 From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change

All of Professor Bogdanor's past Gresham lectures can be accessed here.

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14 September 2010

Part One - 'An outline of issues that need to be addressed' and 'Minimise the hazards by securing the basics'
Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE
Lord Bichard
Lord Laming

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