Young Researchers projects aim to engage young people from local boroughs with the Library’s collection. Through a series of workshops over the course of 6-10 weeks, participants explore unique collection material, consider the themes of an exhibition and their impact on society today and develop a creative outcome of their choice which could be anything from a series of photographs, an online resource or a performance. Young Researchers is student-centred – the emphasis is on empowering students, building confidence and developing skills. We have worked with young people in schools, FE colleges and Pupil Referral Units.
"The project was an experience that one can never forget. It helped me learn about a new culture and different points of view" (student).
"The film was impressive and professional – thanks to you all! Thank you once more for helping to create something they can all be proud of" (teacher).
Past Young Researchers Projects
A film animation project that draws inspiration from the themes of the Writing Britain exhibition
A Young Researchers film inspired by the exhibition, Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it.
A Young Researchers project about slang words, linked to the Evolving English exhibition.
Young Researchers Taking Liberties was a 10 week project to creatively and critically explore the history and current state of human rights in Britain.
Not Everything is Black and White is the photographic outcome of a Young Researchers project at the British Library.
Find out about the (BA)d(ED)ucation project at the British Library, in which students from Goldsmiths explored the European Avant Garde.
Read about the Young Researchers project that explored creation theories, view creative products including a film and find classroom activities exploring notions of science and creation.