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 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


4-19 May                       Canada: talks and workshops in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Calgary, Toronto, Niagara and Halifax. Details here.

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