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This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2022

In October 1843 a package of blue and white photographs was delivered to the Royal Society by botanist Mrs Anna Atkins. Anna’s cyanotype images, combining botany with photochemistry, became one of the most treasured items in the Royal Society Library and Archives collection and led to her being considered the first female photographer. Now you have a chance to create them too!

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for children under 10
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email