Learning lies at the heart of everything we do. We aim to foster a love of books, words and reading, and inspire people of all backgrounds and ages to explore new ideas and expand their horizons.

Head on over to our Learning site to find:

  • Information on our schools events including the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme
  • Information on our Career-long Professional Learning events
  • A variety of Learning Resources for all ages
  • Updates on the latest Learning news and events
  • Details of our Outreach work

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Get the latest information on our Baillie Gifford Schools Programme and education activities by signing up for our Schools and Education ebulletins. Make sure you place a tick next to ‘Schools & Education Information' to receive the relevant ebulletins.

2020 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme Online

We’re thrilled to bring the Book Festival’s 2020 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme online for the first time ever! This year, we’ve brought together authors, illustrators, experts and performers from across the globe to ‘Keep the Conversation Going’ – and we want you front and centre.

We have curated a unique programme of 12 events to keep young minds active and inspired, which you can watch live and free on the Book Festival website and YouTube channel. Each event will be accompanied by learning resources and activities to help you get the most out of your Book Festival experience. Head to our dedicated learning site for more: learning.edbookfest.co.uk

Our public programme is educational too, and offers hundreds of events, workshops, debates and masterclasses to get grown-ups and children alike thinking and learning:

Adult Programme

Our wide range of informative workshops, creative masterclasses, lively author events and rousing debates aim to inspire and educate, and offer you the opportunity to discuss the hot topics of the day. You'll find hundreds of events featuring world-class authors, writers and thinkers in our adult programme.

Baillie Gifford Children's Programme

Our renowned Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme encourages children to play with words and engage with books, and offers plenty of opportunities to discover something new. Featuring the best writers and illustrators for children and teens, the programme gives youngsters the chance to explore subjects as diverse as the natural world, art, history and astronomy, in a vibrant and interactive environment.