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Conference & Common Room, Autumn 2011 edition now published August 24, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in Magazines, New releases.
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The Autumn 2011 edition of Conference & Common Room is back from the printers and will shortly be zipping out to Heads at the UK’s leading independent schools.

Editor Tom Wheare turns his focus to the issue of sustainability; ‘green’ buildings, energy-saving initiatives, carbon footprints, recycling and re-education. Another theme is social networking in schools: Simon Lockyer, second master at The Portsmouth Grammar School, proposes some ways of disentangling the Net thanks to the result of a survey carried out amongst parents and pupils.

As Tom notes in his editorial:

“It is a great advantage to have grown up before Facebook was invented, since the temptation to join in is fairly easily resisted. But, like Pinicchio’s Pleasure Island, the prospect of unlimited virtual society is beguiling and, in terms of the welfare of children, there is just as clear a need to warn of the dangers of the internet as there is to question the watering down of vetting and barring procedures.”

Conference & Common Room is the official magazine of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference. It is published three times a year, in September, January and April. Subscriptions are available via the John Catt Bookshop.

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