Secondary schools and Further Education

We are now fully booked until the end of March 2015. But don't miss out! We have more space from April onwards and we hope to welcome you then. 

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We offer a range of free workshops for Secondary schools and Further Education groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills. Click on the links below to find out more.

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Find out more about our Magna Carta workshops, teacher events and digital resources.

Research Matters

Research Matters

Ideal for a first visit, this cross-curricular, creative workshop introduces students to the concept of research.

Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways develops digital research skills through an enquiry-led session.

Write Here! workshop

Write Here!

Be inspired by some of the great writers and original drafts housed at the British Library in this creative writing workshop.

Why Read? Why Write?

Ways of Reading

Using the original manuscripts on display in the British Library’s treasures gallery, students will explore the processes of writing, re-drafting and editing.

Exploring English

Exploring English

Exploring English workshops offer students the opportunity to develop skills in language analysis and interpretation.

Sounds Familiar? Workshop

Sounds Familiar?

Led by British Library research staff, experts in English accents and dialects, this session introduces ways of analysing spoken English.

Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the Women's Liberation Movement

Women's Liberation Movement

Explore feminism and the history of the women's liberation movement in this curator-led session.


Sacred Texts

A workshop that encourages participants to find their own connections with magnificent sacred texts from eight different religions.

Map Your World workshop

Map Your World

Uncover the layers of meaning beneath maps and explore those that changed the world.


Make a Book - SEN

A practical and creative bookmaking workshop for secondary level SEN groups.



Designed to support ESOL learners at entry levels E2, E3, L1 and L2, this creative workshop introduces participants to the British Library and our exciting collection of ‘treasures’ on display.