BVI’s annual lectures and regular seminars showcase the interdisciplinary nature of its work to a wide audience to promote understanding of the visual mechanisms and processes evolved in humans and other animals, and their translation to innovations in technology, medicine and the creative arts.
The Impossible Garden
The Impossible Garden is a unique set of experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition was created to enhance our understanding of vision.
BVI Seminars are free hour-long talks focusing on a particular area of vision research usually with an interdisciplinary flavour. They are delivered by national and international speakers from across the world with a broad appeal across the field of vision. Seminars are held on alternate Fridays during term time from 4pm-5pm in the Seminar Room of the Life Sciences Building and followed by informal drinks and nibbles reception.
Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture (13 November 2018)
Bristol Vision Institute celebrates the work and life of Professor Richard Gregory through an annual public lecture called The Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture. Over the years we have had the pleasure of hosting speakers from Newcastle University, NASA Ames Research Centre, University of California, Aardman Animations, Silverback Films and the BBC Research and Development department.
Vision Researchers Colloquium (June 2019)
Organised by BVI and in collaboration with GW4 Universities of Bristol, Cardiff, Bath and Exeter this yearly event brings together vision researchers from a wide range of disciplines, encompassing Vision Science and Engineering. The colloquium provides an opportunity for postgraduate students, postdoctoral research associates and others at an equivalent early career stage to present their work and obtain valuable feedback in an informal conference environment.
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