Tim 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.
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 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.
18 Oct Worthing: talk on risk at Reflections Nursery professional development day
24 Oct London: panel discussion 12 – 1 pm on what makes a good childhood – part of South Bank Centre children’s rights festival
3 & 4 Nov London: talks on risk and play for early years settings in Greenwich and Lewisham
24 Nov Brighton: talk on my report The Play Return
28 Nov London: talk at Play England AGM on my report The Play Return
5 Mar London: seminar on designing cities for well-being at Ecobuild