Photo of Tim talking at the RSA in 2007Tim is in demand as a public speaker and workshop leader. He has given talks and run workshops across the UK and in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. See below for a list of selected forthcoming events – contact Tim for more details, or to book him as a speaker or workshop leader.

Topics covered include:

  • Risk aversion and childhood
  • Taking a balanced approach to managing risk
  • Creating more child-friendly communities
  • Reconnecting children with nature
  • Creating and sustaining playful spaces
  • Why children’s play and free time matter

The Times Educational Supplement website has a video of a talk on risk and childhood Tim gave in 2007 at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). [Tim thinks his delivery has improved since then!]

Here is a sketchnote of a talk on children and nature Tim gave at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia on 24 Oct 2012. Thanks to April Seymore for this.

Sketchnote of children and nature talk, 24 Oct 2012, Royal Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne

Sketchnote of children and nature talk, 24 Oct 2012, Royal Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne


11 April                          Amsterdam: talk at expert seminar on play and child-friendliness

12 – 14 April                 Glasgow: keynote (12 April) and panelist (14 April) at Play Summit

2 May                             Charlton, London: keynote at conference on outdoor learning rearranged for March 2015 – details to follow

10 May                           Inverness: talk on risk for childcare and early years practitioners

18 Oct                            Worthing: talk on risk at Reflections Nursery professional development day

3 & 4 Nov                      London: talks on risk and play for early years settings in Greenwich and Lewisham