Join AUB’s Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, on Tuesday 20th February 2018, for Frankenstein themed lecture organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Media History.

Frayling’s insightful lecture, ‘It’s Alive! The First 200 Years of Frankenstein’, is a forerunner to the 2018 Shelley Frankenstein Festival, and will take place at Mary Shelley’s burial place of St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth.


The year was 1818, Mary Shelley, then better known as the wife of Percy Shelley, published 500 copies of her now infamous book, ‘Frankenstein’. Decades – perhaps centuries – ahead of her time, Shelley’s trailblazing novel was met with disapproving reviews from critics and vicars alike. Only once it was adapted for stage and film was her brilliance perhaps truly recognised.


Professor Sir Christopher Frayling was appointed AUB Chancellor in 2014, and is a recognised authority on Gothic fiction and film.

In the atmospheric setting of St Peter’s Church, Frayling will explore the creation of ‘Frankenstein’, its adaptations, and its afterlife as myth.

This lecture coincides with his latest book, ‘Frankenstein – the first two hundred years’ published by Reel Art Press.

Find out more about how to book your FREE ticket.