Programme of Meetings

 Next Meeting 

 ‘Coping with Exam Stress’

  Tuesday 3rd October 2017  

See below for the 'Where, When and What'



As usual, this meeting will be at:URC map

The United Reformed Church Hall,

Addiscombe Grove,

East Croydon,


You can get here by:

Train          (East Croydon Station)
Bus              (64, 119, 194, 197, 198, 312, 367, 410, 466, T33)
Tram          (1, 2, 3, 4)
Car             (free parking available in the church grounds)



The next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd October 2017

As usual:

Hall  open:               7.30pm (19.30).

Meeting start:         7.45pm (19.45).

Meeting finish:       9.30m (21.00)

Refreshments are available before the meeting

Its no problem if people have to ‘slip in a bit later or leave a bit earlier’



  • Tuesday 7th November – Evening Meeting


Entry is free to members and their families

Non-members are charged £5.00 for admission  – if you decide to join CDA on the night, this fee is refunded.

Refreshments and use of hall facilities are free on the night

The following gives you an idea of what this meeting is about:

‘Coping with Exam Stress

Tuesday 3rd October


Catrin Cox is a recently retired primary school Head Teacher.  During her career she was a classroom teacher and SENCO at six primary schools prior to the headship.  Catrin has a teaching degree and a diploma in specific learning difficulties.  Her talk will be about how parents can support and enhance their children’s self-esteem.

Catrin’s daughter, Vicky, is currently the Director of Operations for her family (or stay at home mum of two boys).  Both her sons are showing signs of specific learning difficulties.  Previously she worked for 9 years within the NHS on various projects and programme management.  She has a BA in Social Policy and Public Sector Management and an MA in Health Studies. Vicky will be gving tips on managing stress and performing to the best of your abilities in an exam. 


Future Meetings:

Tuesday 7th November – ‘Self Fulfilment with Dyslexia: a Blueprint to Success’

Margaret Malpas, MBE, is the author of ‘Self-Fulfilment with Dyslexia: a Blueprint to Success’, published earlier this year.  She will talk about her book, which is based on the ten characteristics that underpin success for adults with dyslexia and contains life stories from inspirational people.  It is also a ‘how to’ so anyone can learn to develop the success qualities from the book.  

Margaret campaigns for a dyslexia friendly world.  She is Joint Chair of the British Dyslexia Association; she represents the BDA on workplace matters.  In 2012 she set up the Dyslexia Adult Network, bringing together charities involved with adults with dyslexia to collaborate on promoting governmental change for adults with dyslexia.  Margaret used to be an entrepreneur, setting up a sizable and successful human resources company to prepare for professional examinations.  

This is the third time Margaret has spoken to CDA and we are delighted to welcome her back.  The meeting will be helpful to anyone interested in the issues adults face and how to deal with them.  Bring your questions, which Margaret will be pleased to answer. All are welcome.


News about 2018 meetings will appear here as soon as speakers have been confirmed…

Possible future topics are

  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Technology and Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)
  • Early indications of dyslexia and how to help

If you have any suggestions about future topics you would be interested in hearing about, or you are interested in attending one of our meetings to offer specialist advice in the subject of dyslexia, please contact us (details below).

More information about CDA?


Phone: 0333 111 00 66 (evenings and weekends until 9pm)


Registered Charity No. 289947 (A member of the British Dyslexia Association)