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Saturday 19 October: 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall Madingley, CB23 8AQ

Increasingly, society as a whole is invested in finding an answer to whether or not we can learn to be more creative. For instance, creativity is listed by employers as the most in-demand soft-skill of 2019 according to LinkedIn Learning. Equally, many academic syllabuses list 'Critical and Creative Thinking’ in the learning aims/outcomes. When pressed, however, many employers and teachers find it hard to say what it is that makes one person more creative than another; and those we deem creative are equally hard pressed to say how they create.

This perplexity belies the fact that we are all, each one of us, already creative. As children, we find no difficulty in creating entire worlds to play in. As adults, we have only one world to play in—and holding onto that one world is something we are increasingly serious about—so much so that even children have started to take global problems seriously. But this seriousness does not preclude playfulness and, indeed, taking play seriously may be the key to solving many of these global challenges.

In this 90 minute session, we will put our creativity to the test by taking play seriously.

Booking Information

Booking required


Accessible toilet, Full access

Additional Information

Age: All ages, Workshop, Hands-on, Talk, Arrive on time, Free