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.

Richard was a great interdisciplinary thinker and an inspiration behind the formation of Bristol Vision Institute. These lectures are held in his memory.

2018/19 programme

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We have two basic requirements for the Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture – firstly that it’s about exciting contemporary issues in Vision Science and secondly that it covers something that Richard would have enjoyed.

Professor David Bull, Director of BVI & Professor of Signal Processing

2018 Memorial Lecture

Exploring the Edges of Perception

Luke Jerram

Tuesday 13 November, 6pm

University of Bristol, Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS 

Luke’s first artwork “Retinal Memory Volume” was inspired by Richard Gregory’s book “Eye and Brain”. During the lecture, he will talk through the principles and inspiration behind many of his artworks (including the current installation at the Botanic Garden, The Impossible Garden). Visual illusions and the exploration of visual perception continue to be a part of Luke’s practice and he will share photos, films and tell stories about his artworks, some of which have never been made public before.

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