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Founded in 1963, C&CR contains authoritative editorials of interest to all those who create and maintain the high standards associated with British independent schools. This magazine is read by Heads, bursars and the key teaching staff.

The magazine is published three times a year, at the start of each school term, in September, January and April.

If you would like to submit copy for inclusion in the magazine, the editor, Tom Wheare, can be contacted via tom@dunbry.plus.com

Supporters

Conference and Common Room is supported by leading organisations who supply goods and services to the independent school sector. We thank them all for their support over the last 50 years. Their backing has helped C&CR become the pre-eminent publication serving the UK's independent schools.

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Archive

Conference & Common Room Magazine 53.3

Released Autumn 2016

Conference & Common Room Magazine 53.2

Released Summer 2016

Conference & Common Room Magazine 53.1

Released Spring 2016

Conference & Common Room Magazine 52.3

Released Autumn 2015

Conference & Common Room Magazine 52.2

Released Summer 2015

Conference & Common Room Magazine 52.1

Released Spring 2015

Conference & Common Room Magazine 51.3

Released Autumn 2014

Conference & Common Room Magazine 51.2

Released Summer 2014

Conference & Common Room Magazine 51.1

Released Spring 2014

Conference & Common Room Magazine 50.3

Released Autumn 2013

Conference & Common Room Magazine 50.2

Released Summer 2013

Conference & Common Room Magazine 50.1

Released Spring 2013

Conference & Common Room Magazine 49.3

Released Autumn 2012

Conference & Common Room Magazine 49.2

Released Summer 2012

Conference & Common Room Magazine 49.1

Released Spring 2012

Conference & Common Room Magazine 48.3

Released Autumn 2011

Conference & Common Room Magazine 48.2

Released Summer 2011

Conference & Common Room Magazine 48.1

Released Spring 2011

Conference & Common Room Magazine 47.3

Released Autumn 2010

Conference & Common Room Magazine 47.2

Released Summer 2010

Conference & Common Room Magazine 47.1

Released Spring 2010

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Submissions

Guidelines for submission

Editor Tom Wheare is happy to listen to all editorial ideas, whether they come from teachers, support staff, Heads, bursars, governors – anyone with an involvement in HMC schools.

We also welcome submissions of brief news articles, telling the wonderful stories of achievement and creative learning that go on every day up and down the country. We are also very keen to receive photos either to accompany your article or news item, although please do ensure that you have all the necessary permissions for the photos (see Photo Guidelines below).


Guidelines:

  • If you have an idea for a longer editorial article for Conference & Common Room magazine, please email the editor via tom@dunbry.plus.com with your suggestion. Tom will always endeavour to get back to you, although this may take a few days. By submitting, you are giving us permission to use your article in both print and digital form.
  • Conference & Common Room magazine is published three times a year, at the start of each school term (September, January and May). To help with planning and publishing deadlines, please do get in touch with the editor as far as possible in advance of the issue you would like your article to appear.
  • Suggested article length: approx 1300 words, plus two photographs, for a double-page article. News articles should be around 200 words in length, ideally accompanied by a selection of photos.
  • We will also consider book or product reviews (appropriate to the magazine).
  • Please include some brief biographical information and your email address.
  • We do not accept articles that are written in an advertorial style. All editorial must be of genuine use to independent school staff.
  • We reserve the right to reject articles. Whilst we are keen to celebrate the diversity of independent school education, we also need to make sure that articles reflect the aims and values of the magazine.
  • We need to ensure that the content of each issue is balanced so it may sometimes be necessary to keep articles on hold for future issues. We will try to inform you beforehand which issue your article will appear, but cannot guarantee this.
  • We reserve the right to edit articles. Please let us know if you wish to see the edited version before we go to print.
  • We prefer to publish articles that have not been published before anywhere. If your article has been published previously, please inform us of this and ensure that you have permission to have it published elsewhere.

Photo Guidelines:

  • Please supply photos as an attachment by email to reach us by the appropriate deadline.
  • All images submitted to us - especially those featuring children - must come with all appropriate permissions for use and by submitting images, you thereby give us permission to use these images in both print and digital publications.
  • Please ensure that your photos are of as high a resolution as possible. This means 300dpi or above. As a guide, photo files should be over 1mb in size.
  • Photos for use on the inside pages can be portrait or landscape.
  • Photos to be considered for the front cover must be portrait and at least 2272 x 1074 pixels.