2021 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme

The 2021 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme will take place online at edbookfest.co.uk and on our YouTube channel. All events are free to view and will be available to watch live – with a Q&A – or on demand at a time that suits you.


From 26 May…

Browse the Schools Programme: Available on 26 May. Events will not be visible on edbookfest.co.uk until the main programme launches in July.

Apply for FREE BOOKS for your class to complement a chosen event: Complete the application form at learning.edbookfest.co.uk/news/free-books-for-schools

Order books from our online bookshop: Schools get a 25% discount! See page 3 of our Schools brochure for offer details.

Sign up to our education ebulletins: Be the first in the know about any news regarding our Schools Programme bit.ly/2Q5Ia2y


From early July…

Register: Create a free online account at edbookfest.co.uk/login

Book your events: Every event in our programme will have a payment gateway: please click the ‘School’ and ‘free ticket’ options. You will be sent an email confirmation for each event you book with an event link. PLEASE NOTE: Each teacher watching events should have their own account and book the events they will be watching. Event links will be unique to each registered user – and users will have to login on the day to use the link and watch event


On the day…

Login at edbookfest.co.uk/login: Click through from your email event link OR find the event in the ‘Event Search’ and tune in with your class (new users will have to create an account and go through the payment gateway to watch events).

Take part in a Q&A: If there’s a Q&A option for that event, type your pupils’ questions into the Q&A box at any time during the session – selected questions will then be passed on to the author via our moderators.

Learning Resources: For ideas about how to turn events into fun and interactive lessons, follow the link to ‘Learning Resources’ from the event page for each event. You can also find all our resources on our Learning Site learning.edbookfest.co.uk/resources

Watch on-demand: Alternatively, watch with your class at a later time or date. PLEASE NOTE: Some events will be available longer than others – check each event’s webpage for details about on-demand availability and expiration.