Further reading & resources

Press & Media Reports

Nicholas Debenham interview (BBC Newsnight 1996)

Assaults on pupils were ‘harsh and criminal’ (Richmond & Twickenham Times 2006)

Parliament Question for Secretary of State for Education on mistreatment of pupils at St. James’ Independent Schools in London (Hansard 2006)

Clara Salaman interview – ‘They stole My Parents’ (Guardian 2009)

Taste. Smell. Ahhhh, Wisdom. (New York Times 2010)

Poster Children of New York’s Happiness Academy – The School Of Practical Philosophy (Observer 2011)

Laura Wilson interview – ‘The cult that stole my childhood’ (Daily Mail 2012)

Anglican Priest Accused Of Molesting Brothers Three Decades Ago (Square Mile News 2014)

Emily Watson interview (The Telegraph 2014)

Ongoing Police Investigation Into St James, St Vedast, The School Of Economic Science (The Needle Blog 2017)


Parents & Pupils of St James – Inquiry Action Group (2005)

The Skeptic Tank – Cults (SES)

Andy Pryke – School of Economic Science – A Cult?

Dialogue Ireland – an independent Trust seeking to promote people’s freedom to make informed choices about religious, spiritual and philosophical beliefs (SES)

INFORM – An independent charity providing information about cults, sects, new religious movements (NRMs), non-conventional religions (SES)

Wikipedia – SES reception

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