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Key Stage 5 Workshops

From Tudor rebellions to research skills and help with EPQ's, 4Schools has an exciting Key Stage 5 programme.

Extended Project Qualification / Personal Study

Extended Project Qualification

Research Skills

We welcome VI form students who wish to use the resources of the University Library to help them with their studies. All students wishing to take advantage of this offer need to attend one of our training sessions in Research Skills and using the Library catalogue.

Bespoke Bill Bryson Library or Outreach in your School.

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Arts Careers

Learn what it's like to work in the arts, meet the art professionals who work with Durham University’s Art Collection. This is an opportunity to hear what an Art Curator does and how to work in a museum or gallery.

Half day Oriental Museum, Palace Green Library or Outreach in your School.

Behind the Scenes

Visit our Art Store, to view first-hand how a collection is stored, catalogued, conserved and see which careers your students can develop in the creative industries.

*Please note: Due to the nature of the building we can only accommodate up to 20 students at a time.

Half day Art Store.


Role of women

The Changing Role of Women

What were 19th Century views on the role of women, their education and place in society? Why did they fight for the right to vote? This session uses a range of primary sources to prompt students into considering these and other questions.

Half day Palace Green Library

History of Science

The History of Science

Thinking about contemporary science in its historical context provides an added dimension to its study. This session allows A level students to view a wide range of historical texts including first editions of works by Galileo, Newton and other luminaries.

Half day Palace Green Library

A Leap in the Dark? The 1867 Reform Act

Designed to support students studying 19th century political history, this session focuses on the build-up to the Reform Act of 1867 before asking students to debate whether it was a 'leap in the dark' or a carefully planned manoeuvre.

Half day Palace Green Library


The Tudors: Reaction, Reformation and Rebellion

The Tudor period continues to fascinate scholars of all ages. This workshop uses a range of primary sources to look at different aspects of the reigns of Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I and is of most use to those focusing on this period for their personal study.

Half day Palace Green Library and Outreach in your school.


What is a Book?

Designed as an extra-curricular activity to challenge students. This session asks them to determine what the essential ingredients of a book are before considering what books and manuscripts can tell us. It also includes the opportunity to try writing with quills, printing and finding out how books are made.

Bespoke Palace Green Library

Book your visit

If you’ve chosen a workshop, discover how to plan and book your 4schools visit.

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Arts Award Supporter

Durham University’s Museums and Attractions offer a wide range of opportunities to help young people achieve the Arts Award.

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