Bousfield Speaker Programme: English Faculty Speaker – OBM Professor Nick Groom 03 October 2019

'Being human: why Frankenstein and Dracula matter in the twenty-first century'

The Bousfield Speaker Programme is Bedford Modern School's flagship speaker programme, offering pupils, parents and members of the public the chance to hear leading national speakers. OBM, Professor Nick Groom (1974-84) works in the English department at the university of Exeter. He has previously held visiting professorships at the universities of Chicago and Stanford, as well as a research fellowship at Yale, and has taught at the universities of Oxford and Bristol. Among his many books are The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (2012), The Vampire: A New History (2018) and editions of Gothic novels, such as Matthew Lewis's The Monk (2016), Ann Radcliffe's The Italian (2017), and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2018). He is a frequent guest on radio and television shows discussing topics from the Union Jack to environmentalism. Nick is currently part of a project to promote public awareness of blood conditions through theatre and literature, funded by the Wellcome Trust - the leading charitable health foundation.

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