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Year 13 Students Visit British Library Gothic Exhibition

On Friday 28th November 2014, Mr McGroary, Miss Kitter and the AS and A2 English Literature groups were lucky enough to visit the British Library in London.  We visited to attend a       fascinating exhibition on ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’.  Visiting this event was massively beneficial for our A Level students as the  gothic genre is the focus of their exam unit in year 13.

On Friday 28th November 2014, Mr McGroary, Miss Kitter and the AS and A2 English Literature groups were lucky enough to visit the British Library in London.  We visited to attend a       fascinating exhibition on ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’.  Visiting this event was massively beneficial for our A Level students as the  gothic genre is the focus of their exam unit in year 13.

A video demonstrating the highlights of the exhibition, as well as a plethora of useful resources, can be found on the British Library website.

Student feedback:

“Our visit to the British Library gave me an insight into the gothic genre, something we will be studying next year. I found it very interesting to see the evolution of the gothic genre – from the ‘Castle of Otranto’ to ‘Twilight’ today. We got to see the original transcripts of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ which was amazing.”

Year 13 student

 

“Our trip to the British Library was very enlightening. I was fascinated to learn more about the origins of the gothic genre. I absolutely loved seeing the original transcripts from some of my favourite authors such as Charlotte Bronte.

The trip gave me a lot of knowledge which will not only help me in school, but will encourage me to look into reading some of the books I found interesting.

I would certainly go again in the future.”

 

Holly Noonan-Jimenez

“The gothic exhibition is sure to benefit me in my A2 studies. It was a good and clear introduction to the gothic genre and showed its development through the ages. 

Overall I enjoyed the trip and found it useful as a starting point to my studies of the gothic genre.”

 

Beric Garret

“On the 28th November we visited the British Library and toured the exhibition of gothic literature from the 18th century, beginning with the ‘Castle of Otranto’, up until the modern day. There was a wide range of exhibits based on the topic in multiple formats, which made it particularly enjoyable and interesting.

Although the exhibition was British-based, there was still material from other countries, particularly the work of Edgar Allan Poe.

We were allowed to visit some of the other exhibits, which I was very grateful for. I only wish we had more time there.”

Clive Davies