Adult Education

Discover more about local or family history, explore fascinating museum objects and use our buildings and collections to inspire creative activities in our Adult Education programme.

To Book or request further information on courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Archives and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre contact: [email protected] 01743 258881 or ask at the front desk at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH 

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Late Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories
28th Sept – 9th November – no session on 26th oct
2pm-3.30pm, six Mondays
Tutor: Philip Healy.
Cost: £60

The ghost story comes into its own in the late Victorian and Edwardian period. With mist swirling outside the window, and huddled around the log fire, the late Victorians and Edwardians thrilled to the tale of supernatural events. What was it in the culture of the time that encouraged the writing and reading of the ghost story? How was the ghost story influenced by the rise of science and the decline of orthodox religion? What was the impact of the growing interest in the operations of the mind? What role did the Society for Psychical Research play? We will examine these and other questions in a reading of ghost stories by M.R. James, Henry James and other writers of the period.
Booking and further details – Tel. 01743 258881
Email: [email protected]