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ICE Café 200: Brunel Through a Lens

Harbourside Kitchen at Brunel's SS Great Britain

Robert Howlett photo of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Wednesday 27 June 2018

5pm - 7.30pm

Free - book online

Join us for a talk with photo historian Rose Teanby, exploring the photographic legacy of Brunel.


Rose Teanby will give an engaging talk describing how Brunel was one of the first engineers to adopt photography and the appearance of his creations in early photographs. A selection of rare images will be displayed and photographers referenced within the talk will include Robert Howlett, William Henry Fox Talbot, John Dillwyn Llewellyn, Joseph Cundall and Philip Henry Delamotte. 

5pm - 6pm: Visit the Brunel Institute where you will meet our curators and see photographic objects in our collection.

6pm - 7pm: Talk with Rose Teanby who will also encourage audience contributions.

7pm - 7.30pm: A chance to discuss further, ask questions and view stereoscopic images using an antique viewer. 

Presented by the SS Great Britain Trust and the Institution of Civil Engineers to mark the Institution's 200th anniversary. 


 In partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Rose Teanby Biography

Rose Teanby is a photo historian with a great interest in the photography of civil engineering. She is the biographer of Robert Howlett and has lectured about his iconic portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. She has contributed guest blogs covering Brunel's Hungerford Bridge, SS Great Britain and SS Great Eastern. Rose has also written for PhotoHistorian and Photographica World on Brunel and photography.