Every parent wants their child to succeed. In today's educational climate of fevered exam pressure, more children than ever are experiencing mental health issues. This talk helps parents to understand their children and how they can offer tailored support to help them get the best out of their school careers.


Eve Jardine Young

Eve Jardine-Young became Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College in September 2011 having been a pupil at the College. Eve has a degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge and worked in Structural Engineering before following her heart into the teaching profession. She began her career teaching Economics and held positions including Housemistress, Head of Sixth Form and Director of Studies, before returning to the College as Principal. She is married to James, is widely travelled and has a broad range of interests including theatre, music, horticulture and sustainability initiatives.

Crispin Hyde Dunn

Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn joined the Dragon in September 2017. Prior to this he spent six years as Head of Abingdon Preparatory School and was Deputy Head Academic at King’s College School in Cambridge. He has taught in a range of day and boarding schools, including six years as Head of History at New College School, Oxford.

Crispin read History at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He holds a PGCE, a Masters degree in Educational Management and the National Professional Qualification of Headship. More recently, Crispin completed a part-time PhD on Henry VII.

Crispin grew up in a clergy family in West Sussex. Education runs in his family - his grandfather was Headmaster of a primary school in South Wales and both his parents trained as teachers. Crispin is married to Lucy who is a vet and a scientist; she is a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.

Alongside his historical interests, Crispin enjoys swimming, running and travelling. He also has a particular passion for Italian cars and Formula 1, and since he was a small boy, Crispin has followed the variable fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur.

The full 2019 timetable will be published on Tuesday 8 October.