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 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.
4-19 May Canada: talks and workshops in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Calgary, Toronto, Niagara and Halifax. Details to follow.
25/29 May Schumacher College, Devon: course contributor at residential course on children and nature
3/4 June Stockholm, Sweden: talk at conference on school grounds
13 June Kent: keynote at conference on risk for out-of-school providers
23 July Edinburgh: Keynote on play and risk at the International Family Day Care Organisation conference
22 October Flanders: keynote on risk at seminar on playgrounds
16 Nov Plas Y Brenin, North Wales: talk on risk benefit assessment in outdoor learning at Independent Outdoor annual conference