20th September 2018

Join and staff and students at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) this Halloween, the perfect day for a terrifying tale, as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein.


Since its release in 1818 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been widely regarded as one of the greatest, and most chilling, stories of all time. The gripping and frequently gruesome tale has captivated audiences for centuries and crafted an enduring legacy.

In celebration of its 200 years of frights and thrills BGU will be holding a public reading of Shelley’s novel in the BGU Chapel on the 31st of October beginning at 8.45am.

All are welcome to drop in and take part; reading anything from a page to a whole chapter to the rest of those attending (or even just relaxing and enjoying the novel with fellow enthusiasts).

To register please email sibylle.erle@bishopg.ac.uk and if you have it please bring the Oxford World’s Classics Edition of the 1818 text (although this is not essential).

As an added bonus the first ten students to register for the event will be given a free copy at the reading.

The reading will also form part of a global ‘Frankenreads’ event connecting an international series of readings of the full text of the novel on Halloween to celebrate the novel’s anniversary.

You can find more information on this and all the exciting activities planned at BGU on our website.