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Durham Commission on Creativity in Education

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Public lecture: Right from the start - play, relationships and learning

In this lecture, Professor Paul Ramchandani will present evidence assessing the role that play and relationships have in child development - right from the start of life. 

(21 May 2019) » More about Public lecture: Right from the start - play, relationships and learning


Public Lecture: Creativity – What is it? Why does it matter? How can schools ‘teach it’? Can it be assessed?

In this lecture, Professor Bill Lucas takes a closer look at how creativity works in schools.

(11 Apr 2019) » More about Public Lecture: Creativity – What is it? Why does it matter? How can schools ‘teach it’? Can it be assessed?


Public Lecture: Cultural citizenship – what have the arts and creativity got to do with it?

In this lecture, Professor Pat Thomson will ask what role the arts and creativity play in cultural citizenship.

(11 Apr 2019) » More about Public Lecture: Cultural citizenship – what have the arts and creativity got to do with it?


Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us

Lucy M Davies and Lynn Newton from the School of Education explain why creativity is a quality that exists in every human being.

(16 Oct 2018) » More about Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us


Public invited to share their views on creativity

Members of the public are invited to share their views on the role creative thinking and creativity play in their lives in a new questionnaire.

(26 Jun 2018) » More about Public invited to share their views on creativity


Major new Commission launched on creativity and education

Durham University and Arts Council England have announced The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education. Launching in September 2017, the Commission will investigate what happens when children experience arts and culture, and how this helps them develop and thrive.

(28 Mar 2017) » More about Major new Commission launched on creativity and education