Oliver Quinlan

Oliver Quinlan

Oliver is a writer, researcher and educator. He has been a school teacher, an education lecturer and managed research projects for innovation charity Nesta.

His first book, ‘The Thinking Teacher‘ challenges assumptions and paradigms in education.

Throughout his projects and writing technology and learning have been a strong theme, particularly the way in which new and social technologies encourage us to re-think education and learning.


Digital Making and Le Canard Digerateur: The history and the future of digital education.


From junk modelling to sandcastles to Lego, making is a key part of childhood. With new digital technologies, the potential for making is vast, and yet increasingly children seem to be consumers and no longer creators. This talk will explore the potential

Primary Secondary Technology