May 2020

Dave Neale on a growing yet under-explored area.

Play for adults is thriving. Adults are playing more often and in more diverse ways than at any time in recent history – perhaps than in all history. But what is it doing for us?

Little White Lies by Philippa East (Harper Collins), reviewed by April Mangion.
'White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism' by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press), reviewed by Corinne Gurvitz.
Emily Hutchinson reflects on her work improving safety in organisations, and reviews two relevant books.
Nejra Van Zalk and Claire P. Monks preview their book Online Peer Engagement in Adolescence, published by Routledge this month .

The recent quarantine in the UK and many other countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the majority of children and young people will not be attending school or...

Tim Anstiss, Jonathan Passmore and Paul Gilbert.
Elian Fink and Jenny Gibson on the importance of play in early childhood.

When you picture children learning, do you see rows of chairs in a classroom, children poring over worksheets, flash cards on the wall, ‘carpet time’ with a story told by the teacher? These...

Freya McCaie listens in to On Being.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Dr Edward Ong, Associate Lecturer at Coventry University.
Annie Brookman-Byrne watches the play Run Sister Run.