Chemistry and experimentation: a tour of the exhibitions with Dr Phillip Roberts

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WHF Talbot, Bodleian Libraries


Chemistry and experimentation

A tour of the exhibitions with Dr Phillip Roberts

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  Saturday 25 March 2023


  ST Lee and Treasury Galleries, Weston Library

  Free, booking required: places limited

This tour is now fully booked.

About the event

Join curator Phillip Roberts for a private tour of our three photographic exhibitions:

We will explore the early years of photographic experimentation and discover how you can create experimental artworks of your own through the Bodleian’s programme of workshops.

Tour participants should meet in Blackwell Hall, outside the A New Power exhibition.


Dr Phillip Roberts is The Bern & Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography at the Bodleian Libraries. He is the curator of Natural Magic: Experiments in Photography.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Sir Brian and Lady Pomeroy towards our photography season activities.

The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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In the shop

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Inventing Photography: William Henry Fox Talbot in the Bodleian Library
Geoffrey Batchen

The Forms of Nameless Things: Experimental Photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot
Geoffrey Batchen

Cyanotype Kit

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography
Nathalie Herschdorfer


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