The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern, 2014- 2024

The Magic Lantern (TML) has been published four times a year since 2014, offering a lively mixture of Society news, current events in the world of the projected image and research-based articles on every aspect of optical history.

Society members receive each issue by post as soon as it is published. The issues are also created as PDF files, which are available here for searching, viewing and downloading. The eight most recent issues are only available to Society members (sign in to the Members’ Area for access), while earlier issues are made available to all.

Latest issue:  No. 37 (December 2023)


  • »  Else Flim, 'What's in a name?'
  • »  Magic Lantern Society notice board
  • »  The magic lantern within
  • »  Martin Gilbert, Lurley and Lurline at the Poly
  • »  Kevin Varty, From the sinking of the Lusitania to The Sound of Music
  • »  Miguel Herrero Herrero, The magic lantern theory of Knock's Marian apparition
  • »  Mary Ann Auckland, Mo Heard, Peter Gillies, Deac Rossell, Seoyoung Kim, Richard Crangle, Jeremy Brooker, Lester Smith, Nicholas Hiley and George Auckland, Obituary: Stephen Herbert (1951-2023)
  • »  Jeremy Brooker, And the winners are...: the MLS Awards 2023
  • »  Richard Feltham, From the Chair
  • »  The four seasons
  • »  Martin Gilbert, The village of Raleigh
  • »  Nicole Mollett, Emerging from the shadows of other worlds: Frieze Art Fair, London, October 2023
  • »  Mary Ann Auckland, The South West meeting in Bristol: 16 September 2023
  • »  Gwen Sebus, Old stuff for new students
  • »  Mary Ann Auckland, Autumn meeting of the Magic Lantern Society: Birmingham, Saturday 14 October 2023

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