Bristol Vision Institute Seminar Series

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.

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.

A range of external speakers with a broad appeal across the field of vision will give an hour’s seminar for the coming academic year 2016-17.

Bristol Vision Institute seminars

Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture

Bristol Vision Institute celebrates the work and life of Professor Richard Gregory through an annual public lecture called The Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture.

Professor Richard Gregory CBE FRS FRSE (1923 - 2010) was a British psychologist, polymath and Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. His passions included visual perception in particular and understanding visual illusions. He also rediscovered the Café wall illusion at the Workhouse café, St Michaels Hill, Bristol.

Over the years we have had the pleasure of hosting speakers from Newcastle University, NASA Ames Research Centre, University of California, Aardman Animations and the BBC Research and Development department.

2016 Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture

Vision Researchers Colloquium

Organised by Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) and in collaboration with GW4 (University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Bath University and Exeter University) this yearly event brings together vision researchers from a wide range of disciplines, encompassing Vision Science and Engineering, including:

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

With a common interest in vision including Computer Vision, Biological Vision, Perception with Industrial, Clinical/Medical and Creative Arts applications.

The main aim is to strengthen local cross disciplinary links in vision science but the workshop is open to anyone and in the past have had attendance from across the UK and beyond. The colloquium is specifically intended to provide 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.


For more information on any of the Bristol Vision Institute events please contact Sarah Rogers.

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