Autumn Conference Programme 2019

The Intercontinental O2, London
Monday, 30th September to Thursday, 3rd October 2019

‘HMC 150’

Monday, 30th September 2019

08.30 - 12.30 Private Session
International Division Round Table 
held in the Arora Meeting Rooms 12 and 15 (combined)
12.30 - 13.30  Buffet lunch and refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
12.30 - 13.30 Private Lunch
New Members with Chairs of Divisions,
Chairs of Sub-Committees and HMC officers
served on the Riverview Mezzanine Level
13.30 - 14.00 Public Session
Chair's Opening Address
Fiona Boulton
(Chair, HMC and Head, Guildford High School)
held in the Arora Ballroom
14.00 - 14.30 Public Session
THE VALUE OF LOW-COST PRIVATE EDUCATION
Professor James Tooley
(Professor of Educational Entrepreneurship and Policy, University of Buckingham)
held in the Arora Ballroom 
14.30 - 15.15 Public Session
HOW DNA MAKES US WHO WE ARE
Professor Robert Plomin
(MRC Research Professor, King's College London)
in conversation with Mike Buchanan (Executive Director, HMC)
held in the Arora Ballroom 
15.15 - 16.00  Refreshments
served in the exhibition areas

15.15 - 16.00 Afternoon Tea for Spouses/Partners
served in the Meridian Lounge (roped area)

16.00 - 17.15 Public Session
HER STORY
Clare Balding
(Broadcaster, Journalist and Author)
held in the Arora Ballroom

17.15 - 17.45 Refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
17.45 - 18.15 Public Session
LEADERSHIP
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
(Chancellor of Regent's University London and Independent Peer in the House of Lords)
held in the Arora Ballroom 

18.15 - 18.45 Public Session
COMPASS FOR LIFE - ELITE LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE
Floyd Woodrow, MBE DCM
(Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur)
held in the Arora Ballroom
19.15 - 19.45 Drinks Reception
held in the exhibition areas
19.45  Dinner
served on the Riverview Mezzanine Level

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

7.00 - 9.00 Breakfast
served in the Market Brasserie Restaurant
7.30 - 8.00 Catholic Mass
held in Arora Meeting Room 5
7.30 - 8.00 Holy Communion
held in Arora Meeting Room 2
8.45 - 9.00 Public Session
DIGITAL AWARENESS UK AND HMC – DIGITAL TRENDS REPORT 2019 BRIEFING
Charlotte Robertson 

(Digital Awareness UK)
held in the Arora Ballroom
9.00 - 9.30 Public Session
GREENWICH AND THE MAGIC OF HISTORY
Dr. Sam Willis

(Historian, Television Presenter and Writer)
held in the Arora Ballroom
9.30 - 10.15  Public Session
LEADING IN CHANGING TIMES
Mark Thompson 
(President and CEO, New York Times Company and former Director-General of the BBC)
held in the Arora Ballroom  
10.15 - 10.45 Refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
10.45 - 12.00  Private Session
QUESTION TIME
hosted by Sir Anthony Seldon
(Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham)
Dr. Roger Bretherton
(Principal Lecturer (Enterprise) for The School of Psychology, College of Social Science)
Baroness Sue Campbell of Loughborough, CBE
(Director of Women's Football)
Jon Coles
(CEO, United Learning)
Julian Thomas
(JPT Consulting and Former Master, Wellington College)
Leon Wilson 
(Principal, Lambeth Academy)
Vicky Bingham
(Head, South Hampstead High School)
held in the Arora Ballroom 
12.00 - 13.00 Workshop Session 1
13.00 - 14.00 Buffet lunch and refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
14.00 - 15.00 Workshop Session 2 
15.00 - 15.45 150th ANNIVERSARY HMC MEMBERS PHOTOGRAPH
to be taken in the hotel carpark using the Canary Wharf skyline as a backdrop
15.45 - 18.00 GREENWICH TIME
18.00 - 19.00 Annual Service at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich 
with the RGS, Guildford and Guildford High School choirs 
Preacher: to be confirmed
19.00 - 20.00   Drinks Reception
held in the National Maritime Museum Galleries 
20.00 - 23.00 150th Anniversary HMC Autumn Conference Dinner
served in the Neptune Court, National Maritime Museum
23.00 Coaches return to the Intercontinental O2 hotel

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

7.00 - 9.00 Breakfast
served in the Market Brasserie Restaurant
7.30 - 9.00 Catholic Mass
held in Arora Meeting Room 5
7.30 - 9.00 Prayer Meeting
held in Arora Meeting Room 2
9.00 - 10.00 Private Session
Divisional Meetings

London: Arora Ballroom
South Central: Arora Meeting Room 12
South West: Arora Meeting Room 16
South East: Arora Meeting Room 2
East: Arora Meeting Room 5
West: Arora Meeting Room 14
North West: Arora Meeting Room 15
North East: Arora Meeting Room 17
Scottish: Cutty Sark Meeting Room 1 *
Irish: Cutty Sark Meeting Room 2 *
International: Arora Meeting Room 13
* located on the second floor of the hotel
10.00 - 11.00 Private Session
Annual General Meeting 
held in the Arora Ballroom 
11.00 - 11.45 Refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
11.45 - 12.45  Public Session
UNIVERSITIES PANEL
led by Chris Ramsey
(Head, Whitgift School)
Mark Barlow
(Director of Admissions and Recruitment, and Higher Education Consultant, University of Aberdeen)
Ben Jordan
(Senior Policy and Qualifications Advisor, UCAS)
Mike Nicholson
(Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, Bath University)
Bella Malins
(Director of Access and Admissions, UCL)
held in the Arora Ballroom

12.45 - 13.45 Buffet lunch and refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
13.45 - 14.30 Public Session
LEADERSHIP MATTERS
Andy Buck
(Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach)
held in the Arora Ballroom 
14.30 - 15.00 Refreshments
served in the exhibition areas
15.00 - 15.45 Public Session
LEADING ONESELF BEFORE OTHERS:
THE 3 CRUCIAL FACTORS IN CREATING LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
Elke Edwards
(Founder and Creative Director, Ivy House)
held in the Arora Ballroom
15.45 - 16.30  Private Session
Boarding Schools' meeting
Martin Reader
(Vice Chair, Boarding Schools' Association)
Robin Fletcher
(Chief Executive, Boarding Schools' Association)
held in the Arora Ballroom
16.45 - 17.30 Light Buffet Supper
(for those attending Ronnie Scott's)
served in the Cutty Sark Meeting Room
18.00 - 21.00

OR

19.30 - 20.00

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club


Drinks Reception

held in the Clipper Bar (roped area)

20.00 Dinner
served in the Peninsula Restaurant 

Thursday, 3rd October 2019

7.00 - 9.00 Breakfast
served in the Market Brasserie restaurant

CONFERENCE CLOSES


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