Introducing Research: Question, Think, Do

Monday to Friday FREE
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Introducing Research: Question, Think, Do is a creative workshop and is ideal for a first visit.

This stimulating workshop introduces students to the idea of research by investigating how we find things out. Using creative activities, students will think about what research is and explore some of the ways in which we use books, pictures and maps to carry out research.

Introducing Research is cross-curricular and will develop skills in critical thinking and visual literacy. Participants will explore the role the British Library plays in research, through its collections and building. Using creative activities, students will be invited to ask questions such as: How do you find things out? Who does research? Are there different approaches to research? Why is the British Library a research library?

Exploring the public galleries and spaces, students will leave the workshop thinking about research in a new way. Please note that, as with all our workshops, we’re unable to take groups into the Reading Rooms.

This session is also available as:

• This session is also available as a study day. This all day session runs from 10:30-2:30pm (including breaks). The full day offers an opportunity to build on some of the research processes explored during the morning and apply it in practice, in the gallery spaces, in the afternoon. Please indicate if you'd like the workshop or study day on your booking form.

• An INSET for teachers. Introducing Research: Question, Think, Do can be booked alone or as part of our full day INSET package. Find out more about INSET days for teachers.

Online Resources

The British Library has a wealth of free learning resources to support lesson planning, classroom work, revision and research. Find out more


Age group: Year 3 - 6
When: Monday to Friday
Length: 90 minutes. Please allow more time after your workshops to explore the galleries and public spaces.
Group size:

minimum 10, maximum 40 per session

Key skills: Research, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Enquiry, Visual Literacy
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
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