July 4th & 5th 2020 London - Book Now!

Join us for two days of exciting presentations and workshops from a range of

experienced Alexander Technique teachers and experts from parallel fields at: 

Resource for London,
356 Holloway Road,
London, N7 6PA.


Speakers include: 

Ron Colyer, Sue Merry, Judith Kleinman, Rod Cunningham from

"Philosophy For Children", Harriet Anderson, Ellie Rouse, Polly Waterfield, Catherine

Fleming, Victoria Cresswell, Esther Miltiadous, Roxani Eleni-Garifalaki, Daniella

Sangiorgio, Andy Smith, Liz Steinhal, head teacher at Educare Small School, Stephen

Williams, Director of Music at Bryanston School, and a panel of young people

discussing what they need from education.

More detailed information about the programme and how to book your place can be found below


 Photo copyright: Sasin Tipchai, via Pixabay 

Who is This Conference For?

Saturday 4th July - AT Teachers and Trainees

Saturday morning is for Alexander Technique Teachers and Trainees only. Saturday afternoon has been organised by STAT and includes the STAT AGM and the Memorial Lecture. This year the lecture will be delivered by Peter Buckoke and is titled "Learning How to Learn". 

Sunday 5th July - is for Everyone

All are welcome to the event on Sunday. We sincerely hope to attract anyone who is involved in the world of education at any level in any way. Come and join us as we head towards a bright future for our children and young adults.

Conference Timetable

Saturday July 4th


9.00 am: Registration and choose your workshops.  

You can choose one workshop each from blocks A, B, C and D when you register on Saturday morning.

9.25 am: Welcome 



09.30 am – 10.15 am

Introducing the Work to Classroom Teachers

Fuensanta Zambrana-Ruiz

Hypermobility in Teens

Roxani Eleni Garefalaki


10.15 am – 11.00 am

Sport in Schools

Andy Smith

Collaborating with Teenagers

Polly Waterfield, Catherine Fleming & Victoria Cresswell


11.00 – 11.30: Tea Break


11.30 – 12.00 

Working in Pre-Schools and Primary Schools

Ellie Rouse

STAT Research Project - Alexander in Education

Esther Miltiadous



12.00 – 12.30

Language Teaching in Adult Education

Harriet Anderson

Working with Mothers and Babies

Daniela Sangiorgio

Sunday July 5th


9.30 am: Registration

10.00 – 10.30: Welcome and Movement Circle

15 min presentations + 15 min Q&A


10.30 – 11.00

Learning to be Safe

Sue Merry 

11.00 – 11.30

Young People’s Panel – Education in a Changing World

Polly Waterfield and a panel of young people.


11.30 – 11.35: Movement Break

11.35 – 11.55: Tea Break

11.55 – 12.00: Movement Break


12.00 – 12.45

Childhood Reflexes & Neural Developmental Delay

Ron Colyer


12.45 – 13.10

Transforming Anxiety in Secondary Education 

Judith Kleinman

13.10 – 13.15: Movement Break

13.15 – 14.15: Lunch

14.15 – 14.30: Semi-Supine


14.30 – 15.30

An Introduction to Philosophy for Children (P4C) 

Rod Cunningham 


In this session I hope to address the following questions:

What is P4C?

What does it hope to achieve?

Where does it come from?

How does it operate in the UK?

… and along the way I will get you doing some activities and watching video clips of children in P4C sessions.

15.30 – 15.35: Movement Break

15.35 – 15.55: Tea Break

15.55 – 16.00: Movement Break


16.00 – 17. 15

Education Now Panel

A discussion on Alexander in Education going forwards.

Peter Buckoke chairs a panel of teachers including: Liz Steinthal (Educare), Stephen Williams (Bryanston) Lynnette Easterbrook (RCM)


17.20 – 17.30:  Short round-up and close. Ending with movements.

Conference Organisers

The Alexander in Education Conference 2020 is being organised by The Developing Self Collective. We are a group of Alexander Teachers who are passionate about bringing the work into the world of education.

Find out more about us below

More Details About the Presentations

 To discover more about the wonderful people who have agreed to give presentations and workshops please click below

Booking Details

This is the first ever Alexander in Education Conference. We expect that there will be a great deal of interest both from the UK, Europe and far beyond. Places on the conference are of course limited by the size of the venue. If you intend to come then please book  your place as soon as possible. 

Book before April 1st 2020 and take advantage of our early-bird discount rate!

Booking is by email. If you click on the button below it will take you to our contact form.



Tickets cost:

Saturday July 4th :£45  

Sunday July 5th: £85 

Earlybird discount rate: Only £115 for both days if you book before 1st April 2020. 


Saturday July 4th :£35

Sunday July 5th: £75  

Earlybird discount rate: £95 for both days if you book before 1st April 2020.



You Can Submit a Booking Request Here. Please choose your booking option from the choices below. Simply type "Yes" in the field that applies to you in order to indicate which day/s you would like to attend. We will review your reservation and reply to you via email with a booking confirmation and an invoice. To take advantage of the early bird rate we must receive your request to attend both days of the conference no later than April 1st 2020. Once we receive your full payment your place will be secured. We look forward to sharing this event with you!

The Alexander in Education Conference 2020 is organised by The Developing Self


Conference Address

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, England N7 6PA, United Kingdom


Below are files that you might find helpful with regard to the conference. 

If you feel so inspired please share the Conference Flyer file with anyone you can think of who might find the conference of interest. 

Remember that we are aiming to also attract interested parties from outside of the Alexander world.

Conference Flyer (Please Share This File) (pdf)


Timetable for Conference (pdf)


Conference Organisers

Judith Kleinman


 Judith trained as a musician at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then went on to train to be an Alexander teacher with Mr Macdonald and Shoshanna Kaminitz. 

  Judith is now one of the Alexander teachers at the Royal College of Music and at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. She is assistant head of training at LCATT (London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training). More

Sue Merry


Sue has been working with Primary School Children since 1994. Sue is generally recognised as a pioneer and world expert on teaching the Alexander Technique to children aged 3-11 in a school environment. More

Peter Buckoke


 Peter Buckoke oversees the Alexander department at the RCM, where the technique is embedded in the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Peter is also professor of double bass at the RCM and plays both modern and baroque bass with various chamber groups in London.  More

Andy Smith


Andy teaches Alexander Technique at Uppingham School and in his private practice in north London. As a former sports journalist and county-level sportsman, he has a particular interest in movement and performance and he also teaches Alexander-inspired running technique.  More

Conference Presenters

Peter Buckoke MSTAT, HonRCM


 Peter Buckoke teaches and runs the Alexander department at the Royal College of Music. He is also a professor of Double Bass. 

Rod Cunningham


  Rod Cunningham has worked as a mathematics educator for over 30 years. He has been facilitating P4C since 2006. As a SAPERE trainer and trustee he works with teachers and schools to embed P4C practice as a central strand of the school’s life and activity.

SAPERE is the charity which promotes, and quality assures P4C training in the UK.


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Conference Presenters

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