Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Day with Sandra Dodd—18 Sept 2016, Long Ditton, Surrey

This notice was sent out by Julie and Janine on May 25, 2016:

Sandra Dodd will be speaking at a one day event on Sunday 18th September from 9.30am to 5.30pm, followed by free pizza, and more informal chat until 6.30pm. The venue is in Long Ditton (near Surbiton & Kingston Upon Thames). There is free car parking on site and in the surrounding streets, and it is a 20 minute walk (or a short bus or taxi ride) to the nearest train station at Surbiton.

A Day with Sandra Dodd is an event for experienced unschoolers. It is designed for radical unschoolers who are already committed to the approach and who are looking to deepen their understanding and improve their practice. It is not really aimed at people who are brand new to unschooling.

Sandra says that she is getting old and cranky, and coming all the way from New Mexico to answer beginners’ questions isn’t a good use of her time. So if you haven’t progressed beyond “What?! You let them have more than an hour a day on screens?!” then go to and catch up.

The day will be an opportunity to hear Sandra speak in-depth about some of the more advanced/sophisticated aspects of unschooling and how it feels when solid unschooling principles underpin everything you do, so that learning, peace and joy are your everyday reality. There will also be opportunities to chat and share ideas with other experienced unschoolers.

Tickets for the day are £22.50 for adults. We also have junior tickets which are £17.50 and are available for teens/children who are interested in listening to the talks.The event isn’t suitable for children younger than about ten as there won’t be any activities for them on site. Babes in arms are welcome although we ask you to step outside if your baby is making a noise and preventing others from hearing the talks.

If you think you would like to attend please email us to let us know how long you have been unschooling, the ages of your children and what you are hoping to get out of the day. This will allow us to make sure that the content is well targeted. Please email at this address You can also email us on this address if you have other questions.

Organising Team
Janine Davies and Julie Daniel (UK)
with support from
Rippy Dusseldorp (Netherlands), Marta Venturini (Portugal), James Daniel and Karl Morgan (UK)

1 comment:

  1. Janine posted this on facebook later:

    Janine Davies added 24 new photos — with Marta Venturini and 5 others.
    September 20 at 2:25pm · West Molesey ·

    We did it!

    Julie Daniel and myself, and a team of the loveliest people you could wish for, created 'A DAY WITH SANDRA DODD' and it was a HUGE success!

    The biggest shout out of all, is of course to Sandra. Her enthusiasm, energy, strength, humour, intellect, experience and warmth filled the room, and then some!

    And I really could keep going, adding more and more words to describe Sandra, and her wonderfully engaging and enlightening words and stories. All from and about her experiences, thoughts and ideas, of living and learning this incredible way with her own 3 children, (now adults).

    A very special lady indeed, and it was a privilege to have her speak for us more experienced Unschoolers, and touch on things most of us had never heard or seen written by her before, and that has truly deepened our knowledge and confidence, and was inspiring beyond measure.

    She also spoke for a mammoth amount of time! She deserved an Olympic gold for sure!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH Sandra ❤️

    And to everyone who helped the day run so smoothly and successfully ☺️
    (Some random pics from the day)

    To see the photos, if you're on facebook try this: