Free to Learn

About Peter Gray


Peter Gray is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College. The author of Psychology, a highly regarded college textbook, he writes a popular blog called Freedom to Learn for Psychology Today. He lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Nov. 13-16, 2014. Times TBA. Reston, VA.  General session talk, “Play Makes Us Human,”  and workshop, “The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders.” Freedom for Family Wellness Summit.  Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190.  Open to those who register. Contact is Heather Boyd.


Jan. 14, 2015. Time TBA. New York, N.Y.  Talk on the value of play.  Resurrection Episcopal Day School, 119 East 74th St., NY, NY.    Free and open to the public.  Contact is Teri Lawrence, 212-535-9666.


March 3 & 4. Time TBA.  Eastbourne,UK. Talk on the play deficit.  National Playworks Conference, Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, UK.  Contact is Maynell Walter.


March 8, 2015. Time TBA.  Jerusalem, Israel.  Lecture on the Biology of Education.  Venue TBA.  Contact is Eudice Ben Or. Free and open to the public.


March 20-21, 2015. Times TBA.  Keynote address, “The Biology of Education,”  and workshops on “What Exactly Is Play,” “How Children Learn to Read Without Formal Instruction,” and “A Survey of Grown Unschoolers.”  VAHomeschoolers Conference.    Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia.  Open to those who register.  Contact is Krystal McDonald, 703-543-9252.


May 28, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm. Collegiate Peaks Forum Series.  Buena Vista, CO.  Venue TBA. Talk on the biology of play,  Free and open to the public.   Contact is Rebecca Kemper Poos, 719-252-9890.


Aug. 7-9, 2015.  Homeschoolers Association of California Conference.  Details TBA.  Contact is Joanna Murphy

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