Talks

Photo of Tim talking at the RSA in 2007Tim 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.

Tim is a regular visitor to Australia, and made extended visits in 2011, 2013 and 2014. In 2015 he undertook a series of talks and workshops in Canada.

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. Risk visual note 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.

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

2015

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

2016

22 Feb                               Isle of Wight: two workshops on risk benefit assessment