Tim is in global demand as a public speaker and workshop leader. He has given talks and run workshops across the UK and in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand , Russia, Sweden and the USA.
In 2015 Tim was invited to teach on a week-long residential course at Schumacher College, on the theme of the Rewilded Child.
Tim is equally at home with audiences of academics, policy makers, public and NGO sector leaders, corporate clients, educators, environmentalists, campaigners, community groups and parents and carers.
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 visual note of a talk on risk Tim gave in North Wales on 25 March 2015. Thanks to Fran O’Hara for permission to reproduce this. In a similar vein, here is a sketchnote of a talk Tim gave at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia on 24 Oct 2012. Thanks to April Seymore for this.
11 August London: Panel speaker at Royal Institute of British Architects event on play
16 Nov Plas Y Brenin, North Wales: talk on risk benefit assessment in outdoor learning at Independent Outdoor annual conference
28 Nov Midlothian: Event on risk in play and learning
22 Feb Isle of Wight: two workshops on risk benefit assessment