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Conference Programme

With rare exceptions, Ditchley conferences take place from Thursday to Saturday, according to the following timings:

Thursday


4pm
Tea in the Saloon

4.30 - 6pm
PLENARY SESSION I

6 - 6.15pm
Coffee

6.15 - 7.30pm
PLENARY SESSION II

8pm
Dinner


Friday     

8.30 - 9.10am
Breakfast

9.15am onwards
Discussion in Working Groups to consider detailed aspects of the Terms of Reference
            
9.15 - 10.45am
FIRST SESSION OF WORKING GROUPS

10.45am
Coffee
        
11.05 - 12.35pm
SECOND SESSION OF WORKING GROUPS

12.35pm
Lunch

1.45pm
Optional excursion to a local stately home or to Oxford

4pm
Tea

4.30 - 6pm
THIRD SESSION OF WORKING GROUPS

6.10pm
Informal guided tour of the Mansion

7.30pm
Formal dinner


Saturday

8.20 - 9am
Breakfast

9.05 - 9.55am
PLENARY SESSION III – Presentation and discussion of Group A’s report

9.55 - 10.45am
PLENARY SESSION IV – Presentation and discussion of Group B’s report

10.45am
Coffee

11.05 am - 12pm
PLENARY SESSION V – Presentation and discussion of Group C’s report

12 pm - 12.45pm
PLENARY SESSION VI – Final debate

12.45pm
Lunch / Departures

On occasion, a conference will run from Friday to Sunday, but will follow similar timings.

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