Are Children Wild Enough?

Spoken Word (talk, seminar)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 13:30
  • Aug 18
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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Are today’s children too disconnected from nature? Are we overprotective of young people? Do we need to rewild childhood? Commentators suggest that contemporary lifestyles are detrimental, not just to children’s health and happiness, but also their understanding of, and relationship with, nature. Words are disappearing from their mental dictionaries and they’re more able to identify Pokémon species than animals. But what is nature and where is the wild? How might we redress this supposed imbalance? Nina Morris (University of Edinburgh) argues the case for a wilder childhood.

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