Rose Teanby evoked the artistry of Anna Atkins’s cyanotypes with an eloquent, revisionist presentation on a fascinatingly obscure figure lost too long to photographic history. 


Julia Van Haaften



Twitter review of  Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson, An Engineering Legacy in Photographs, 29th September 2018

David Barber

Packed room earlier in Newcastle to hear an informative and revealing illustrated talk, exploring links between Brunel, Robert Stephenson and lots of amazing Victorian engineering. Top drawer


SS Great Britain, ICE Café 200 talk     27th June 2018

Brunel Through a Lens was a fascinating talk, giving a sense of the work, skill and improvisation involved in capturing those extraordinary engineering moments of the mid-1800s. The talk attracted  a full house in Bristol at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Paul Chibeba, Head of Marketing, SS Great Britain Trust



“Rose Teanby explains just how fearless and agile was the photographer, shinning up hundred foot ladders in middle of the river with all his heavy, bulky equipment. Or scaling the high platform at the prow of the great ship…”


Lunchtime Lecture at the National Portrait Gallery – 3rd May 2018


Sophie Gordon, Shadows of War, Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855, (Royal Collection Trust: London, 2017) Acknowledgement “We also thank Rose Teanby who has shared her research on Robert Howlett”… page.252 


Brunel Museum Director’s Diary, 25th July 2017

“Rose Teanby gave a excellent and moving talk about the famous Brunel photograph, taken in 1857 by Robert Howlett on the ramps of the Great Eastern.”