Upcoming Appearances:

[postponed due to COVID19]: Keynote Speaker for

Curiosity: A Catalyst for Learning

Millfield School, Street, UK.

[postponed due to COVID19]: 'Play & Games in Adulthood'

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts

Hay-on-Wye, Wales, UK.

Past Appearances:

April 2020: Guest on the My New Life 'Learning Through Play' podcast episode


February 19th 2020: 'A Playful Life: Exploring Play and Games in Adulthood'

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

February 5th 2020: 'Cardboard Stories: Board Games, Card Games & Game Books as Literature'

University of Cambridge, UK.

January 27th 2020: Keynote Speaker for The National Literacy Trust 'Talk to Your Baby' conference,

Birmingham, UK. 

December 10th 2019: Guest on the Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live

October 16th 2019: 'A Playful Life: Exploring Play and Games in Adulthood'

University of Cambridge, UK. Part of The Festival of Ideas.

October 11th 2019: Guest on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

October 2nd 2019: Guest on Cambridge 105 Radio.

August 15th 2019: Guest on episode 8 of Cambridge University Press' 'Brighter Thinking' podcast.

July 5th 2019: Invited speaker on infant development at Heidelberg University, Germany.

July 4th 2019: Speaker for 'Parents, Play and Emotional Development'; an event for Parliamentarians

and policy makers, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, UK.

July 3rd 2019: Speaker for 'The Measurement of Play: An Unconference', University of Cambridge, UK.

April 20th 2019: Panelist for 'Playing Stories - Pushing the Limits of Stories in Games' at Fastaval 2019, 

Hobro, Denmark.

April 1st - 3rd 2019: Participant in the LEGO Ideas Conference, Billund, Denmark.

January 5th, 2019: Presented on infant play and learning at the

BCCCD19 conference in Budapest, Hungary.

November 30th 2018: Panelist for 'The Past, Present & Future of Story-telling Games' at

PAXUnplugged, Philadelphia, USA.

November 13th & 14th 2018: Participant in the Communities of Practice on Play meeting, 

Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

October 25th 2018: Guest on the 10-Minute Teacher podcast.

October 17th 2017: Panelist for Games & Psychology panel at The United States Military Operations Research Society Special Meeting 2017, Department of Defense Mark Center, VA, USA.

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