02 May 2017 - 04 May 2017
Start and Finish Times:
The conference begins with registration at 10am on Tuesday 2 May, and will finish at 11am on Thursday 4 May.
Conference Venue: York Racecourse
Hotels: The Principal York, The Grand and The Marriott - rooms will be allocated unless otherwise specified when booking
The Principal York - Tuesday 2 May
Merchant Adventurers Hall - Wednesday 3 May
The Principal York and The Grand are walking distance from the train station. Buses will be provided daily to and from the racecourse.
Bicycles can be rented, it takes 8 minutes to cycle from these hotels to the racecourse. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book one. £40 for 2 days
- The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York
- Gareth Southgate, England Football Manager and boarding parent
- AC Grayling CBE, Master of the New College of the New College of the Humanities and boarding parent, on boarding and the good life
- Adam Weitzman QC on handling claims of non-recent abuse in schools
- Dr Simon Walker (Mind.World) on the social and emotional benefits of boarding
- John Tomsett, state school headteacher, education blogger, co-founder of the Headteachers' Roundtable think-tank, speaking on mental health in schools
- Dr Christopher Thurber on applying positive psychology to boarding
- Julie Robinson, General Secretary of the Independent Schools’ Council (ISC) on sector issues.
- Professor Tanya Byron, Psychologist, writer and media personality
- Crista Cullen, Team GB Hockey Player and Oakham School Alumnus
- Tom Chambers, Actor and Repton School Alumnus
- Julian Thomas, Master, Wellington College and Richard Foster, Headmaster, Windlesham House School