Writing: Making Your Mark - self-guided visits for school groups

- , 12:00-13:00 or 15:00-16:00. Additional times may be offered subject to availability: please contact us to enquire FREE
A pair of hands holding a calligraphy pen making black calligraphic letters on a white piece of paper
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Self-guided visits for school and college groups

Follow the remarkable evolution of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs carved in stone to the digital communication tools we use today in our new exhibition, Writing: Making your Mark.

Self-guided visits in the exhibition are offered free of charge to school groups, enabling learners to explore the exhibition’s themes and encounter a wide range of objects in an exhibition spanning seven continents and 5000 years of history. Self-guided visits are one hour long and available in fixed timeslots during the day, subject to availability.


About the exhibition
Marvel at centuries of human innovation as writing enabled progress and opened doors to expression and art. Our interactive exhibition gives you the chance to reflect on works of genius that wouldn’t exist without the writing traditions of civilisations past: be dazzled by gold-laden Japanese calligraphy. Study Mozart’s musical flourishes. Pore over Alexander Fleming’s pioneering notebook. Each of these written records carries the history of writing in their every stroke.

Finally, reflect on writing’s future and the role you’ll play in an increasingly digital world. Will we abandon pens and keyboards for voice and video messaging, or continue to carry the traditions of ancient times with us?


Also available

90-minute workshop sessions in the exhibition are also available for groups of learners in Years 3-6. Find out more 


Details

Age group: School-aged learners - Years 3-13
When: - , 12:00-13:00 or 15:00-16:00. Additional times may be offered subject to availability: please contact us to enquire
Length: 1 hour
Group size:

Flexible group sizes, subject to availability and our adult-learner ratios (see booking form)

Key skills: English, History, Art and Design, critical thinking, cross-curricular learning
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
Enquiries: 020 7412 7797
learning@bl.uk
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