Secondary schools and Further Education

We are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries from schools wishing to book our secondary workshops. We have some availability throughout the summer term although spaces are limited.

To speed up the process, we advise that teachers complete a booking form and send it to learning@bl.uk rather than telephone as we are unable to check availability until we have received your form.


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.

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK

Discover the full potential of the comic form in workshops and masterclasses accompanying our major exhibition.

World War One

Find out about our World War One workshops, conferences and digital resource for students and teachers.

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.

 
ESOL

ESOL

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.