(Photograph) - Has boarding school gone soft? Stephen Winkley, the new chair of the Boarding Schools Association, thinks it has. He recalls when he was a boarder at St Edward's in Oxford, in the late 1950s, that it was a Lord of the Flies-type existence. 'It was a jungle run by wild boys and I was the weakest animal. I was the wrong sort of person to board' News, 10.