Book a talk or presentation

Learn more about our free talks and presentations

We are currently having problems with our dedicated phone line but you can still reach us by sending an email to education@bankofengland.co.uk

Open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm. We’re also open late, until 8pm, every third Thursday of the month. Closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Entry is free, no need to book ahead.

Our new exhibition Slavery & the Bank is now open.

Our talks and presentations

We offer online presentations for  and adult general interest groups in the UK. Both our presentations are free of charge and should be booked in advance. Talks can be provided via MS Teams or Zoom and must be hosted by the school or group.

At this time, talks are delivered online only. We hope to offer in-person presentations from 1 September 2022.

If you are looking for an online talk for a GCSE or A Level school group, please consider requesting a Bank Ambassador talk. 

The museum’s online presentations can be adapted for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Simply contact us submitting a booking request so that we can discuss how best to do this.

For more information, email us at education@bankofengland.co.uk, or call us on 020 3461 5545 (Monday to Friday), between 10am and 4pm.

Presentations

Money and the Bank of England

Best for: School groups - Key Stages 2 (7 to 11 year olds)
Group size:

15 to 60 people
Maximum of two classes from the same year group

Length: 45 minutes 
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Booking: At least 4 weeks in advance
  • This Powerpoint presentation supports students’ understanding of English, maths, history and citizenship. It is suitable for cross-curricular learning such as personal, social health and economic (PSHE) lessons.

    The talk will cover the following topics:

    • what banks do and what the Bank of England does
    • money - coins and banknotes
    • how to spot fake money
    • different payment methods, and
    • jobs in the financial sector and at the Bank of England.

    A resources sheet accompanies the presentation. This suggests activities that can be completed before or after the session.

History of the Bank

Best for: Adult general interest groups (18+ years)
Group size:  15 to 60 people
Length: 45 minutes 
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Booking: At least 4 weeks in advance

  • This Powerpoint presentation gives a brief history of the Bank of England since it was founded in 1694 and describes its main role and functions today. There is an opportunity to ask questions about what it did in the past and what it does today.

How to book

To request a presentation, complete the booking request form, specifying three possible dates and times for your talk. We will check availability and get back to you.

  • Information we collect

    When you request a presentation, the Bank of England (‘we’ or the ‘Bank’) collects personal data about you. This information includes your name, contact information and the name of any organisation or group for which the booking is being made.

    Why we need your personal data

    We collect your personal data to process requests for a presentation and to be able to communicate with you to ensure that we provide the most appropriate presentation for your group, on the agreed date and time. This is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of our official authority as the Central Bank of the United Kingdom.

    What we do with your personal data

    We use your information to arrange for the presentation. We may also send you, as a representative of your school, information about activities we believe you may be interested in. This may involve sharing limited contact information with printing and mailing companies to send these related materials. 

    We use a third party provider, WorldApp (Diversis Capital), based in the United States, to provide the KeySurvey online tool for submission of requests. WorldApp (Diversis Capital) participates in, and has certified its compliance with, a recognised EU-U.S. privacy framework. For more information about their security practices and privacy policy visit keysurvey.com/privacy-policy/.

    We will keep your personal data in accordance with the Bank’s Records Classification Scheme.

    Your rights

    You have a number of rights under data protection laws (for example, you have the right to ask us for a copy of the personal data the Bank holds about you. This is known as a ‘Subject Access Request’). You can ask us to change how we process or deal with your personal data, and you may also have the right in some circumstances to have your personal data amended or deleted. To find out more about those rights, to make a complaint, or to contact our Data Protection Officer, please see our website at bankofengland.co.uk/privacy.

This page was last updated 08 April 2022

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