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"
SMAP: Sharing Memories of Adventure Playgrounds This project worked with adventure playgrounds in Bristol and Gloucester to gather memories of those involved as children, staff, families and communities, over their history, in order to explore their value. Film, exhibition and short report We held events at each of the playgrounds and recorded these using video, audio […]Read more "SMAP"
Dates: 9th and 10th June 2015 Location: Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire Following two successful Philosophy at Play conferences, we are pleased the third biennial conference will be held at University of Gloucestershire, UK on 9th and 10th June 2015. A book, arising from papers presented at the 2013 event is to be published in […]Read more "Philosophy at Play"
Thinking About Play is offered by the University of Gloucestershire and seeks to increase and update knowledge and understanding of play, playwork and quality play provision. The programme provides a foundation for understanding and developing a playwork approach to working with children in adult organised play settings.Read more "Thinking About Playwork"
There’s more to children’s play than meets the eye and we can show you why. If you are working in or with the field of children’s play, our programme can help you articulate the unique nature of children’s play and its relevance to the current social policy agenda. Our MA in Professional Studies in Children’s […]Read more "MA Professional Studies in Children’s Play"