I'm not 100% sure that the way we approach Halloween now is a change for the better. It probably is a good thing that kids aren't dressing in bin bags any more (I'm not certain they were particularly fire-retardant) but the amount of effort that is spent on costumes for the little ones these days seems a little OTT to me.
So here's the question: what is the real meaning of Frankenstein? Opinion is and always has been divided... where does the truth lie?
It's only natural that we begin to consider monsters at this time of year: Halloween is upon us and vampires, witches and
*I should preface this by saying that a light-year is not actually a measurement of time but actually a measurement of distance
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed how playing a hunchback has left him in agony and needing Osteopathy sessions. The 'Harry Potter
Mental illness, how it is caused and what we can do to treat it is a pressing issue in contemporary society. Psychology has not always been perceived as a science in the outside world but in this fascinating - and free! - exhibition, the Science Museum has brought the scientific assessment and treatment of mental illness centre stage.
Frankenstein, the jewel in the crown of the National Theatre's NT Live initiative, is returning to UK cinemas just in time for Halloween. So if you haven't yet seen Danny Boyle's extraordinary interpretation of Mary Shelley's gothic tale of creation and destruction then grab your opportunity.
This might be our best chance for mastering positive thinking and thus taking responsibility for our very own circumstances. But how? How do we get rid of this illusive monster within and replace it with a genuine genie?
She was discovered in an advanced state of pregnancy, despite the fact that she had been estranged from her husband for over two years; and last, and most explosively, the husband in question was not only the eldest son of a baronet, but the noted radical, atheist and poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Pupils at a school in Suffolk were left with just five hours to be taught a novel for their exam after they found out they