Kate Cowan explains the background to the Play Observatory and our aims for the project.

Kate Cowan shares some of the research methods the Play Observatory is using to research online with children.

Cath Bannister finds past examples of play informed by illness in the archived papers of folklorists Iona and Peter Opie.

Yinka Olusoga explains some of the history of researching children’s own ideas about their everyday play.

John Potter explains how we got to the Play Observatory by way of two previous projects on play archives and playgrounds.