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September 5th 2012

The power of water and wasted opportunities
(Marcs Blog)

  I saw a couple of good examples of the powerful fascination water holds for children the other day while taking some time off in Tasmania, the island State of Australia (just thought I d...
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July 25th 2012

Disclosure: ‘a revelation of abuse or harm’
(Marcs Blog)

Whist working with a group of primary school children recently one of them made a disclosure to me. This is something that all of us working with children and young people know may happen and so we...
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June 19th 2012

Converse shoes – the playwork badge of office
(Marcs Blog)

I’ve been asked a number of times why I continue to wear black and white Converse originals on my feet and am rarely seen without them – even in a suit (true story). Today, I expla...
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June 10th 2012

A Tree and a Boy
(Marcs Blog)

Mike Lanza at Playborhood recently wrote,   “Most children, particularly young ones, don’t care at all about privacy in their yards. Rather, they want to play, and...
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May 29th 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
(Marcs Blog)

An unusual thing happened on a bus journey of mine the other day – or at least I hope it was unusual. I was on a bus in London on a very rainy day heading to a school I was due to work at...
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May 15th 2012

Special News for those in Ireland working with children and young people
(Marc Armitage)

PLAY & LEARNING - A Residential Summer School   with MARC ARMITAGE and STEVE GOODE at the University of Limerick (Ireland) 23rd – 27th July 2012 Marc and Steve a...
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May 15th 2012

The Importance of Touching Stuff
(Marcs Blog)

  Some years ago I related an observation made in a neighbourhood street in a paper I wrote for a conference. In front of me was a young man, of maybe four going five, who was walking alon...
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May 8th 2012

Old School is the best School
(Marcs Blog)

  I am quite varied in my research interests as far as children and young people, their play and their wider social lives are concerned. But one interest I have in particular is in explori...
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May 5th 2012

A Ghost Dog, Exorcism and a Playful Playworker
(Marcs Blog)

  When I’m away working in North-West Wales I tend to stay at a very nice guest house on Anglesey called Nant Yr Odyn (proprietors Wendy and Andy Chape). I’ve been visitin...
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April 28th 2012

Should children Have Access to facebook?
(Marcs Blog)

  Why is it that a legislator feels the necessity to legally protect the rights of adults in relation to privacy and social networking but not of children and young people?   ...
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April 16th 2012

Musical Entertainment at the 2012 Folklore Society Conference
(Marcs Blog)

  Seriously good conference again this year from the Folklore Society at the University of Chichester (UK). This year’s theme was Folklore and Fantasy. At whilst there ... Th...
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March 26th 2012

Perspectives on Contemporary Legend 2012
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

Göttingen (Germany) Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 June, 2012 CALL FOR PAPERS   The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to...
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March 16th 2012

Youth, Recreation and Play
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation, University of Greenwich (UK) 31st May 2012   Our next conference will be on Thursday 31st May, at the Maritime G...
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March 5th 2012

Researching Children’s Everyday Lives
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

V&A Museum of Childhood, London (UK) 5.30 - 7.00 Monday 12 March 2012 Dr Olivia Stevenson of the University of Glasgow will be speaking at the above seminar...
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February 29th 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Children’s Media Conference’
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

Sheffield (UK) 4th – 6th July 2012 Deadline for abstracts: 16th March 2012  The research strand of the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) is...
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February 29th 2012

Seminar: Children, Media & Culture
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Room A6.7, Harrow Campus, University of Westminster, London (UK) 2 – 4pm 7th March 2012 Máire Messenger Davies, Professor of Media Studies at the Unive...
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February 29th 2012

SEMINAR: ‘Play and Health Seminar’
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

National Children’s Bureau, London (UK) 20th March 2012 A one day conference which brings together the evidence and academic research between play and health a...
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February 26th 2012

Visions and Voices of Childhood:
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

Rutgers University, Camden (NJ) (USA) 21st/22nd May 2012   CALL FOR PAPERS     The Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student Organization (GSO)...
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February 20th 2012

The State of Play - a professional development day at the University of Gloucestershire
(Marc Armitage)

Friday 27th January 2012 An unashamedly long Reflection piece ... because like all good hair products, it was worth it.   This was a very well attended day of both graduate and u...
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February 10th 2012

The State of Play - a professional development day at the University of Gloucestershire
(Marcs Blog)

Friday 27th January 2012   An unashamedly long Reflection piece ... because like all good hair products, it was worth it. Well done to all. This was a very well attended day of...
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November 26th 2011

Toy Fair 2012
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Olympia, London (UK) 24th – 26th January 2012   The British Toy & Hobby Association welcomes you to register for Toy Fair 2012. The Exhibit...
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October 2nd 2011

Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being: Confronting parental alcohol misuse and its effect on children
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

  Broadway House, London SW1 (UK) 10th November 2011   The Childhood Research and Policy Centre at the Institute of Education (University of Lo...
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October 2nd 2011

Children, Violence, Community and the Physical Environment
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Abstracts are being sought for a special issue of Children, Youth and Environments on the above topic edited by guest editor Kevin Lalor...
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September 26th 2011

Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

  Final Call for Papers Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, New York, 24-28 Feb 2012 Geographies of the Life Course ...
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September 26th 2011

Slippin’: Reflections on Participation at the Margins
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

University of Central Lancashire (UK) 4-6pm 4th October   The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation at the University of Central Lancash...
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September 26th 2011

Tackling Michael Gove’s Education Revolution: CAUGHT IN THE [EDUCATION] ACT
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

University of London Union, London (UK) 10am - 3.30pm Saturday 19th November 2011   Michael Gove’s new Education Act gives the Secretary of State some ...
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September 23rd 2011

Do Children Need More Time With Their Parents, or Less?
(Marcs Blog)

  ‘Quality time’, far from being the time that children spend with their parents, may actually be the time that they spend ‘away’ from them.   Posing a...
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September 14th 2011

Schools to be given power to set their own day
(Marcs Blog)

  The United Kingdom coalition government has announced that they are going to give all schools in England the power to set the start, end and length of their school day. A sensible measur...
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September 2nd 2011

Claremont Park - Report by Marc Armitage
(Marc Armitage)

You can find the independent report on the play space at Claremont Park in Wrose by clicking the link [here] ...
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August 29th 2011

All About Mary: new paper about the 'Toilet Ghost' added to thought-crime.eu
(Thought Crime)

A paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘All About Mary: Children’s use of the toilet ghost stor...
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August 22nd 2011

A Difficult Truth: Magazine article from 2004 uploaded
(Marc Armitage)

An article first written for the magazine of the playground equipment manufacturer Sutcliffe Play (www.sutcliffeplay.co.uk) has been uploaded on www.marc-armitage.eu Wri...
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August 22nd 2011

Lessons of History: The power of taking control
(Thought Crime)

A paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘Lessons of History: The power of taking control’ was fi...
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August 21st 2011

NEW PAPER ADDED TO THOUGHT-CRIME.EU
(Thought Crime)

A third paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘Pretend and imagination on the British school playgroun...
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August 21st 2011

NEW PAPER UPLOADED TO THOUGHT-CRIME.EU
(Thought Crime)

A paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘Right place for some, wrong place for others: Where do childr...
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August 21st 2011

SECOND NEW PAPER ADDED TO THOUGHT-CRIME.EU
(Thought Crime)

A second paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘What do you mean you don’t like it? Interpreting...
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August 8th 2011

A Grimm Legacy: The Impact of Grimms’ Tales in the English-Speaking World
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Kingston University London (UK) 6th – 8th Sept 2012 2012 marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Ja...
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August 8th 2011

Children as Economic Contributors and Consumers
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

University of Cambridge (UK) 30th September - 2nd October 2011   The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP) will be holding their 2011 Autumn...
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August 8th 2011

Folklore and Fantasy
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

University of Chichester (UK) 13th – 15th April 2012    The Folklore Society and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy are calli...
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July 4th 2011

BLOG! Reflections on: The International Play Association World Congress 2011: Cardiff
(Marc Armitage)

So, Day one of the 2011 International Play Association World Congress in Cardiff (Wales) and following fast on its heals ... the first reflections column of the day!...
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May 5th 2011

Touch in(g) children’s Lives
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Wentworth Castle, Stainborough (nr Barnsley) (UK) 17th – 23rd June 2011   Play Therapy UK (PYUK) will be holding the above event at Wentworth Castle in...
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May 3rd 2011

Challenging Leisure: the 10th Biennial ANZALS conference
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand) 6th – 8th December 2011 The Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) are calling for pape...
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May 3rd 2011

Conferences and other Events on This Month (May 2011)
(Thought Crime - General News)

Details of each of these event can be found in the Conferences News or Call for Papers on the thought-crime.eu web pages. Alternatively, see the News summary page [here] ...
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April 28th 2011

Magic is Might: exploring the cultural Influence of the Harry Potter books and films
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

University of limerick, Ireland 23rd – 24th July 2012 The Department of Sociology and the Interaction Design Centre (Department of Computer Science and Information ...
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April 22nd 2011

The Free-School movement in England: fairness and democracy
(Marc Armitage)

  Anyone who thinks that a young person failing to get a place in such a school would not conclude that this is a negative reflection on their long-term l...
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April 21st 2011

New Perspectives in Education and Culture
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

 British Film Institute, London (UK) 22nd June 2011 The above ESRC day seminar will be held at the BFI in London. The seminar asks questions such as, ‘What are...
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April 20th 2011

Safe Tree Swings in Public Space Seminar
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Highbury Fields, Islington, London (UK) 19th May & 9th June 2011 London Play, in partnership with the London Borough of Islington Greenspace Department, presents a Se...
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April 20th 2011

The Beauty of Play 2011: The Dark Side of Play
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Staffordshire (UK) 9th – 11th September 2011 Ludemos announces the date and location for this year’s annual playwork under canvass Beauty of Play event. It w...
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April 20th 2011

Youth in Motion: Spatializing Youth Movement(s) in the Social Sciences
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

 University College London (UCL) (UK) Thursday 16th June 2011 The UCL Youth Geographies Research Group (YGRG) is calling for participation and papers for the ab...
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April 18th 2011

Reflections on the Folklore Society 2011 Conference
(Marc Armitage)

The second big conference this week is now out of the way! Attended the Folklore Society 2011 conference at the University of Worcester which this year had Childlore as its theme...
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April 15th 2011

BLOG! Reflections on: the Philosophy at Play Conference
(Marc Armitage)

So ... attended the two-day Philosophy at Play conference at the University of Gloucester earlier this week ... and it was a good one. It was two very packed days full of philoso...
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April 15th 2011

Effective parenting and child well-being: understanding the evidence base
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

  Jeffery Hall, Institute of Education (London) Tuesday 21st June 2011 The Institute of Education will be holding the above event for researchers, policy mak...
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April 15th 2011

Services for Bereaved Children: Joined-up provision from care to counselling
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

 Westminster Studio (London) 27th April 2011 Neil Stuart Associates will be holding the above event at Policy Review TV’s Westminster Studio (London) on 27th A...
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April 11th 2011

Children and Youth in a Changing World
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

  KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa (India) 26th – 30th April 2012 The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences will be ho...
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