About these resources
Resources to support the study of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein at GCSE and A Level including talks by academics, short films, and a bookable workshop on Science and Frankenstein from the History of Science Museum.
Situating Frankenstein lecture
This 30-minute talk by Dr Will Bowers explores the narrative structure, literary and cultural context, and geographical symbolism of Frankenstein.
- Mary Shelley Timeline (3Mb)
Printable poster summarising the main events of Mary Shelley’s eventful and tragic early life and their influence on her best-known novel.
- Frankenstein reading list
A selected list of useful external resources to deepen your appreciation of Frankenstein in its wider cultural and critical context.
Online workshop: Science and Frankenstein
A bookable online workshop from the History of Science Museum exploring the scientific background and inspiration behind Shelley’s novel with stories and objects from the museum’s collections.
For enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead image: Portrait miniature of Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851), Bodleian Library Shelley relics (d)