Next Boarding Concern Conference

For those attending the University of Brighton-organised conference this Saturday, we look forward to seeing you there. The conference is fully booked with a long waiting list.

We hope to announce a date for the next Boarding Concern Conference in 2018 in the next few days. Please check back here for the announcement. If you would like to be one of the first to hear, please use the Contact Us form and ask us to add you to our mailing list.

Boarding Concern Directors

Full house at our 2016 Conference

We welcomed 75 attendees to our 2016 Conference in London last Saturday. The fullest we have been. To date…

And this despite there being a separate Boarding School Survivors course for women in London. And another survivors event elsewhere in England.

Professor Joy Schaverien was our keynote speaker, addressing the topic of: The Creation of Boarding School Syndrome: Girls and Boys; How does the trauma differ? See this flyer for more details.

Some images of the day:

2016 Conference: bookings open

We are taking bookings for our 2016 Conference in London on Saturday, 8 October 2016.

Joy-Photo-2Our keynote speaker is Prof Joy Schaverien, author of Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged’ Child.

Joy will give a talk on: “The Creation of Boarding School Syndrome: Girls and Boys, how does the trauma differ?”

“In this talk the ABC of Boarding School Syndrome will be identified: it begins with Abandonment, Bereavement and Captivity.  This is the same for girls and for boys.

However, major gender differences in treatment in the single sex boarding schools, of the not too distant past, will be discussed with reference to beatings, table manners and sleeping arrangements.  It is hoped to generate lively discussion as the day progresses.”

For full details of the day, see our Conference Flyer.


Book via your bank or cheque – please Contact Us for details.

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Save the date! Boarding Concern Conference 2016

We are pleased to announce that we hope to hold our next Conference on Saturday, 8 October 2016.

We have a very special keynote speaker lined up, who has been much in the headlines recently…

Keep checking back here for confirmation…

Boarding Concern 2015 Supporters Conference

We will soon send out details of our 2015 Supporters Conference.  Save the date: Saturday, 25 April 2015 at our usual venue near Euston station in London.