Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 2018

This year’s Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture will be given by artist Luke Jerram, creator of The Impossible Garden.

"Exploring the Edges of Perception"

Tuesday 13 November, 6pm
University of Bristol, HH Wills Physics Laboratory (Tyndall Lecture Theatre), Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL

Richard Gregory was a polymath, a great interdisciplinary thinker, a leading University of Bristol academic and an inspiration behind the formation of Bristol Vision Institute. This lecture is held in his memory.

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).

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 and Professor of Signal Processing at the University of Bristol

Luke’s first artwork “Retinal Memory Volume” was inspired by Richard Gregory’s book “Eye and Brain”. 

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Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1, within the School of Chemistry, can be accessed from Woodland Road, which leads onto Cantock's Close. The closest car park is Trenchard Street.

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