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Visits for schools, colleges and universities

Visits for schools, colleges and universities

We offer interactive, educational tours to UK schools, colleges and universities throughout the year. Visits are free of charge and consist of an introductory talk given by one of our Information Officers, time in our educational exhibition area and the opportunity for students to observe some of an appeal hearing (depending on the court schedule and space in the public seating areas).

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover the history, role and work of the Supreme Court. The talk can also be tailored to fit specific curriculum areas/learning outcomes.

We are currently offering tours at 11:00, 14:00 and 15:00 Monday – Thursday, and at 10:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To keep everyone safe in our building, there is a strict maximum of 25 per tour, including teachers and group leaders.

To book, please complete the booking form and send it to enquiries@supremecourt.uk. We will then either confirm your booking or offer an alternative date and time.

If you have any questions, please email enquiries@supremecourt.uk or telephone 0207 960 1500/1900.

Virtual tours

We can give a PowerPoint presentation about the creation and work of the Court, showing its place in the separation of powers and in the legal hierarchy.

UK Supreme Court creation story graphic

We also discuss issues such as how Justices should be appointed and the role of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as the final court of appeal from many Caribbean countries.

We can then expand into wider discussions around some previous UKSC cases, for example the right to die or the law surrounding joint enterprise. We can include our "Women in Law" feature and a short video from Lady Arden, one of our Justices. The tour can also include excerpts from our introductory film presented by Stacey Dooley.

Conflicting Human Rights graphic

These tours can be tailored for students of a wide variety of subjects including Law, Politics or History.

The tours aim to be 45 minutes long and can be given between 10 am – 2 pm Monday to Thursday.

Schools or students must have access to Microsoft Teams, which should be part of the 'Office 365' package or can be downloaded for free.

To book, please complete the virtual tours booking form and send it to enquiries@supremecourt.uk. We will then either confirm your booking or offer an alternative date and time.

To book a tour or for more information please contact: enquiries@supremecourt.uk