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Talk, Sat 5 May 2018, £5

In Search of Mary Shelley

In Search of Mary Shelley

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    In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote 'Frankenstein' Saturday Talk

    Mary Shelley lived at the cutting edge of the Romantic zeitgeist. From revolutionary politics to emotional experiment, from public science to educational theory, her generation explored what makes the human self. Examining the records left behind for traces of Mary’s own self is a project in keeping with Romantic ideas about ‘the instruments of life’. Fiona Sampson, a prize-winning poet and author, will talk about how writing the psychological biography In Search of Mary Shelley helps her understand the teenager who produced Frankenstein and its astonishingly contemporary archetypes. A drinks reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition of the same name will be held in the Wordsworth Museum after this talk – all attendees are welcome to come along.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 5 May 2018 16:00 to 17:00

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.

    Address

    Town End,
    Grasmere,
    Cumbria,
    LA22 9SH

    Directions

    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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