Sunday 18 October 2015


Do anti-bullying policies build character?

Mike Boulton
professor of psychology, University of Chester

Dr Helene Guldberg
director, spiked; author, Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear and Just Another Ape?

Keith Sullivan
retired educational psychologist and university professor, National University of Ireland; author, The Anti-Bullying Handbook

venue

Pit Theatre, Barbican Battle for the Classroom

time

12:00 - 13:00


Friday 20 September 2013


Cyberbullying? Dislike!

A 4-year multidisciplinary project on cyberbullying was carried out by Leiden University, University of Amsterdam and Delft University. In conclusion of this project, they organised a one day conference. The conference had a broad scope and brought together expertise from developmental psychology, communication science, human computer interaction, and public policy.
Cyberbullying? Dislike!

Keynote speakers


Helene Guldberg, spiked, author of Reclaiming Childhood

Gijs Huitsing, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

venue

BplusC – Het Leidse Volkshuis, Leiden, Holland

time

09:30 - 16:00


Wednesday 8 December 2010


Are humans unique or are we ‘just another ape’?

Birmingham Salon

speakers

Dr Helene Guldberg
managing editor, spiked; author, Just Another Ape?

Jeremy Taylor
science writer; television producer and director; author, Not A Chimp: the hunt to find the genes that make us human

venue

The Studio, Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP.

time

18:30 - 20:15


Saturday 30 October 2010


Should apes have rights?

at Battle of Ideas
Full programme

WORLDbytes film of debate

speakers include

Dr Helene Guldberg
managing editor, spiked; author, Just Another Ape?

Jeremy Taylor
science writer; television producer and director; author, Not A Chimp: the hunt to find the genes that make us human

Richard B Ryder
ethicist; campaigner; RSPCA Trustee

chair

Dr Stuart Derbyshire
senior lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

venue

Royal College of Art, London, SW7 2EU (next to Royal Albert Hall).

time

13:30 - 15:00


Wednesday 16 September 2009


Freedom and play in an age of fear

ESRC seminar series: Changing Parenting Culture
Child-rearing in a risk society
Full programme
To reserve a place, email

speakers include

Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

Heather Piper
senior research fellow, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Stuart Waiton
lecturer in sociology, University of Abertay

venue

Aston University

time

14:30 - 15:45


Thursday 18 June 2009


The good, the bad and the history: A balance-sheet of modern childhood.

Cardiff University’s Anniversary Lecture
To reserve a place, email ,

speakers

Dr Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

Keith Towler
children’s commissioner for Wales

Professor Nigel Thomas
professor of childhood and youth research, University of Central Lancashire

Professor Teresa Rees
pro vice chancellor for research, Cardiff University

venue

Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT

time

17:00 - 20:00


Wednesday 13 May 2009


Seminar: Reclaiming Childhood

To reserve a place, email

speakers include

Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

Marguerite Hunter Blair
Chief Executive of Play Scotland

venue

Educational and Professional Studies, Room D126, Anne McAllister, David Stow Building, Jordanhill Campus, University of Strathclyde.

time

15:00 - 17:00


Wednesday 29 April 2009


The role of play in children’s development

Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) International conference
Conference programme

speakers include

Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

venue

NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.

time

09:00 - 18:00


Saturday 25 April 2009


Key-note: Reclaiming Childhood - what this means for early years education

A Childhood and Primary Studies & Learning and Teaching Scotland Joint Early Years Conference
Brochure
To reserve a place please contact Jan Bissett, Professional Development Unit on 0141 950 3208 or email

speakers include

Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

venue

Strathclyde University

time

14:45 - 15:45


Monday 20 April 2009


IoI Education Forum: Reclaiming Childhood

To register contact Dennis Hayes on 07791 200 341 or email , giving your contact details and brief information about your professional role and interests in education.

speaker

Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

in conversation with

Dennis Hayes
co-author of The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education.

venue

Institute of Education, London

time

19:00 - 20:30


Wednesday 25 March 2009


Lecture: Reclaiming Childhood

speaker

Helene Guldberg
associate lecturer, Open University, managing director spiked

venue

Canterbury Christ Church University, Department of Childhood Studies

time

17:30 - 19:00


Tuesday 24 March 2009


Are we over-protecting children?

IoI at Think-in-Kingston festival
In association with IoI Parents Forum

Tickets: Free
Booking: Reservation required. Book via Kingston website or call +442085475205

chair

Claire Fox
director, Institute of Ideas; panelist, BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze.

speakers

Helene Guldberg
author of Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear.

Christopher Cloke
head of Child Protection and Diversity at the NSPCC.

Hugh Thornbery
strategic director of children’s services, Action for Children.

venue

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2EE

time

19:00 - 20:30


Friday 6 March 2009


Mind over Matter: Consuming Children

Part of the Bath Literature Festival 09

We have never been so obsessed with children’s safety. When not fearful of predatory abusers, we worry about corporate advertising ‘grooming our children for profit’. Are we over-estimating the power of advertising, and underestimating the resilience of today’s techno-savvy kids, and their parents’ capacity to resist ‘pester power’?

In association with the ESRC Festival of Social Science and the Institute of Ideas

Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessions) and are available from Bath Festivals:

Telephone: 01225 463362

Website: Bath Festivals website

Chair

Claire Fox
Director, Institute of Ideas; panelist, BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze

Speakers

Helene Guldberg
author of Reclaiming Childhood

Agnes Nairn
author of Consumer Kids

Sue Palmer
author of Toxic Childhood

venue

Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW

time

16:28 - 17:28


Wednesday 25 February 2009


Brighton Salon - Reclaiming Childhood

Please RSVP to Dan Travis
Phone: 01273507076

speaker

Helene Guldberg
author of Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear.

venue

Bellerbys College
Billinton Way
Brighton

time

19:14 - 21:14


Wednesday 11 February 2009


Manchester Salon: Reclaiming childhood

What is it that has changed for the better, what has changed for the worse and what can we do to improve childhood?
Tickets £5 (includes nibbles and drinks).

Speaker

Helene Guldberg
author of Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear.

venue

Central Perk, Piccadilly Approach, Manchester (200 metres from Piccadilly station entrance)

time

19:30 - 21:00


Thursday 29 January 2009


Reclaiming Childhood: book launch

Attendance is free, but you do need to book in advance. For security reasons, only those who have pre-registered will be allowed to enter the building. Please RSVP to AnnHelen Parker

chair

Yvonne Roberts
senior associate, Health Launchpad and award winning journalist, writer and broadcaster.

speakers

Dr Helene Guldberg
author of Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear.

Tim Gill
author of No Fear: Growing up in a Risk-Averse Society.

Sarah Ebner
editor of Times Online education blog, School Gate.

Dr Tessa Livingstone
executive producer of the BBC series A Child of Our Time.

venue

IBM, Southbank,  76/78 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PZ

time

18:29 - 20:29