Special Collections

Feature of the Month: Frankenstein at 200

At the beginning of January 1818, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published Frankenstein – a pioneering work of science fiction that gripped audiences at the time and still captivates the world. How a woman could write anything so repulsive beggared belief. Two hundred years later, we explore the book in our Feature of the Month.

30 Nov 2017
Dr Karen Attar

Feature of the Month: Horace Walpole's "Fugitive Pieces"

Horace Walpole -- author, politician, and patron of the arts -- was born 300 years ago this year, on 24 September 2017. Senate House Library commemorates him by featuring for the month one of his own works, printed at the private press he founded at his home in Twickenham.

31 Aug 2017
Dr Karen Attar