Dr Stuart Lester passed away suddenly on 11 May 2017. You can read a tribute to him here. The funeral will be on Wednesday 31 May at 11.30am. The family have said that they welcome people Stuart knew through his work at the funeral, but they would like to know if people want to attend, […]Read more "Funeral of Stuart Lester"
written by Wendy Russell It is with immense shock and sadness that we report the sudden and untimely death of our dear friend and colleague, Stuart Lester, on Thursday 11 May. After many years working on adventure playgrounds in the northwest of England, Stuart went into playwork training, and then he joined us part time at […]Read more "Dr Stuart Lester (1951-2017)"
The University of Gloucestershire has been host to the first four biennial Philosophy at Play conferences (2011, 2013, 2015, with the fourth being held on 11 and 12 April 2017 in Cheltenham, UK). The most recent conference was attended by about 50 delegates from 18 different countries, with 35 papers ranging across very diverse aspects […]Read more "Call for expressions of interest: could you host the fifth Philosophy at Play conference in 2019?"
Here are a few teasers for you of what was on offer at the 4th Philosophy at Play conference on 11 and 12 April 2017. You can find more information on the conference itself here. Keynote speakers Peacemaking through Ludic Ubuntu, Dr Mechthild Nagel, SUNY Cortland In western philosophy, ethical thinking and criminal justice tends to be individualized. […]Read more "Philosophy at Play 2017: a taster of papers"
Interested in coming to the 4th Philosophy at Play conference? Here is a list of hotels in Cheltenham The Big Sleep (1.2 miles from The Park Campus) Big Sleep Hotel Cheltenham, Wellington Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1XZ Note: we have a conference fixed price of £58 per night (ask for UoG corporate fixed rate when booking) […]Read more "Philosophy at Play 2017: accommodation"
The fourth biennial conference was held at the University of Gloucestershire, UK on 11 and 12 April 2017. We welcomed 50 delegates from 18 countries and engaged with 35 papers across a very wide range of aspects of play and philosophy. All four conferences (and ensuing edited collections of papers published by Routledge) have opened up dialogue […]Read more "Philosophy at Play Conference, 11 and 12 April 2017"
The 8th annual professional development event for the play sector Friday 27 January 2017 // 9.30am – 4.30pm (lunch provided) University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9HW This professional development day features a series of valuable stories about ‘childhood’ ‘play’ and ‘playing’ from a variety of different perspectives and locations. These wide-ranging […]Read more "The Tales We Tell: Sharing stories of childhood, play and playing"