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.

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.

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


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