During the May Day "riots" the Education and Academic Policy Committee of the Girls' Schools Association and the Headmasters' and Mistresses' Conference were forced out of their normal venue, the City of London Boys' School, for the "safe haven" of Bedford School. They put it down to bad luck and the reat unwashed. When their next meeting was relocated they were outraged: "There are so many exams on June 12 the school hasn't even a broom cupboard for us. It is one thing to be put out by the anarchists. It's a bit much when it's HM government and the exam boards that leaves us homeless."