Frankenstein and Ozymandias: The Shelleys of Marlow

By | 28/05/2024

Discover the world of 19th Century Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary, creator of Frankenstein. Following the turbulent years of the Napoleonic Wars, the newlyweds sought refuge in the picturesque town of Marlow to nurture their family, creativity, and souls.

Our speaker is Heather Adams, a local popular historian. She is currently curating an exhibition about Literary Marlow for Marlow Museum starting at the end of July and hosts a literary walk around Marlow. Heather previously gave us a talk on ‘Emma, Lady Hamilton’ in October 2022 which was very well received.
Please note that any views are those of the speaker and do not represent the u3a.

The talk will be held at the Desborough Bowling Club at 10 Green Lane, Maidenhead SL6 1XZ. Please aim to arrive between 2.00 and 2.15pm. To avoid problems with parking, please share rides if possible. You may park in the spaces for buses.

Prospective or non-members who would like to attend the talk as a u3a ‘sample’ should please first contact the Chairman and Membership Secretary, Maggie Kearney, on 01628 637 160 or


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