CEDR ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ symposium: a summary

On Thursday 21 March CEDR held a symposium based around its ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ Foundation project. The project looks at how we can extract the greatest public benefit from Public Inquiries, looking at areas like their design, process and what they can be expected to deliver.

We recorded the day across a number of platforms, including posts throughout the day on the CEDR Says blog and through live Tweeting using the hashtag #CEDRinquiry. Below we’ve listed some quick links to our blogs and video footage of the day, as well as some of the national coverage the Symposium received:


‘Inquiring into Inquiries – what’s the point?’  

‘Purpose v Intention – the Inquiries dilemma’  

‘Speaking for the unvoiced – confidentiality and vulnerable stakeholders’ 

‘Do Inquiries provide good value for money? The £200 million question’ 

‘Inquiry into Inquiries – ideas to take forward’ 



CEDR Public Inquiries (video)

Symposium Chair Tony Allen (video)

CEDR CEO Dr Karl Mackie (video)

Coverage in The Guardian (online edition): ‘Public inquiries should avoid mock trial image, says study’

The day was a success, with lots of original, creative and thought-provoking ideas being shared. We would like to thank everyone who attended the Symposium for their time, and for making the whole day possible.


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