Lunchtime Lecture: Donne Buck- All Work, All Play

This talk is part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series. No booking is required.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Donne Buck- All Work, All Play   photo

A talk celebrating the life of Donne Buck (1934-2023), a pioneering figure in playwork in Great Britain in the 20th century. From the late-1950s, he was instrumental in establishing adventure playgrounds in London and in the New Towns of Stevenage and Peterborough, and spent decades campaigning for children’s rights and access to play. Donne’s influence lives on today through the internationally significant photographic archive of adventure play he created, which he donated to the museum in 2014.

Will Newton is a Curator based at Young V&A in Bethnal Green.

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Header image: Painting, Bandley Hill Adventure Playground, 1968-69, Donne Buck © Victoria and Albert Museum, London (museum no. B.119-2014)