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Symposium: Space to Play

Campaigner Adrian Voce OBE leads a symposium on children’s play, with artist Mark Neville.

The importance of time and space for children to play is established across a range of scientific disciplines, with a child’s right to play recognised in international law. Yet play is rarely a priority for government, planners or developers. Public spaces are increasingly privatised, and in the age of austerity, the play projects and services that bridge this deficit, such as adventure playgrounds, are often first in line for closure. As part of Child’s Play, this symposium explores how we provide for this universal right, asks why space to play is not better protected within the public realm, and considers what can or should be done to afford all children the space to play. The day will include a tour of the exhibition, led by Mark Neville, revealing the stories behind his work. For the programme of speakers and papers, visit our website


Dr Wendy Russell | talks | www
Maise Rowe | talks | www
Lucy Benson | talks | www
Daniella Radice | talks | www
Jack James | talks | www
Betsy Dadd | talks | www
Lydia CS | talks | www
Mark Coulson | talks
Andrea Oskis | talks
Anna Douglas | talks
Marion Briggs | talks | www
Mark Neville | talks | www
Adrian Voce | talks | www


Date and Time:

20 March 2017 at 9:30 am


Full Day



The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
+44 20 78 41 36 00

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