On Wednesday 17th January 2018, Y12 and Y13 English students attended the Frankenstein at 200 event hosted by Liverpool Hope University. As part of RHS’ long-standing relationship with the university, students attended lectures on adaptation theory and contextual influences in relation to Shelley’s classic Gothic text, exploring specialist fields and gaining experience of undergraduate study. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 places Liverpool Hope University in the top three universities in the country for teaching quality, and this is one of the reasons that we believe study visits to the institution are so beneficial for our students. As part of the day’s programme, our six-formers toured the campus with Liverpool Hope’s student ambassadors, gaining valuable information about day to day student life, and – a high point of the day with some students – sampled lunch in the university food court! Y12 and Y13 Language and Literature students are currently looking forward to our next visit – attending a session entitled ‘The Past and Present of Linguistic Metaphors’, which we hope to attend next month.