Adult Learning Courses

Adult Learning course participants

Our new programme of short courses offers a range of inspirational and creative learning opportunities

Aimed at anyone interested in developing their personal interests and passions, our courses will deepen your engagement with a wide range of topics and use our world-renowned collections to inspire your creativity. We bring together Library experts and guest specialists to provide a unique learning experience.

Our courses and weekend Masterclasses offer a high-quality, in-depth learning environment that encourages discussion with experts and fellow learners. Intimate class sizes mean you'll get the most out of every session with us. On our study days, you'll hear a range of specialists debate key themes from the Library's collections and exhibitions.

So if you want to develop fresh perspectives with leading thinkers or create with contemporary artists, our new programme is the place to start.

Get in touch: adultlearning@bl.uk.

What our participants say...

'Pitched just right – I’m not an expert in the field, but came away considerably more informed, without being intimidated in the slightest.'

'I gained a much deeper insight.'

'I particularly liked the balance of learning to personal creativity.'

'Excellent joining of talents: curriculum, academics, curators.'

Series events

'On Patrol in Sangin' by Mark Neville (2010)
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Shooting War: Photography, History, Representation

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Bookbinding Masterclass
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Bookbinding Masterclass

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Bookbinding Masterclass, Adult Learning Course at the British Library
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Conservation in Focus

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Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits, free display at the British Library (photo: Luca Sage)
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Character Illustration Masterclass

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Bookbinding Masterclass
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Bookbinding Masterclass

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