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Photogenic drawing of geranium leaf by William Henry Fox Talbot.
CREDIT: National Museum of Science & Media

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Studio photographic portrait of young man.
CREDIT: John Thomson

Online talk: John Thomson and his photography of Asia, 29 July 2021

To commemorate the centenary of the death of former RPS member John Thomson FRGS (1837-1921), Betty Yao MBE talks about Thomson's decade in Asia.

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A bearded man in jacket and waistcoat standing by a large camera.
CREDIT: The Wick Society / Johnston Collection

Online talk: Presenting the Johnston collection, Wick, 22 June 2021

Ian Leith of the Wick Society looks at the Johnston Collection, a unique photographic archive which provides an insight into life in and around Wick from 1863 to 1976.

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Photograph of a city, with a boy holding milk in the foreground with a statue on his right.
CREDIT: (C) The MacKinnon Collection / John D. Stephen, Dawn of Light and Liberty

Online talk: Presenting the MacKinnon Collection, 20 May 2021

Talk by Blake Milteer, curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, provides a view into the MacKinnon Collection, representing Scottish life and achievements from the 1840s through to the 1950s.

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Photograph of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.

Online talk: A conversation with Colin Ford, 28 January 2021

Colin Ford CBE is one of Britain's first curators of photography and has had a long and distinguished career. He discusses some of the highlights with Gilly Read FRPS.

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Photograph of the Hodder river
CREDIT: The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A

Online talk: Roger Fenton and Stonyhurst, 17 November 2020

Dr Jan Graffius, curator of collections at Stonyhurst College, talks to Gilly Read FRPS about Roger Fenton and his photographs of Stonyhurst and the surrounding countryside.  

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Reverse of carte de visite bearing the logo of W. W. Winter

Research Day, 14 November 2020

The RPS Historical Group’s 2020 Research Day: a series of papers of research in progress from photo-historians, students and others. 

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Larry Schaaf

Colin Ford Lecture, 6 February 2020

Professor Larry Schaaf delivers the 2020 Colin Ford Lecture, providing a fascinating insight to his work on The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné.

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