Both our BVI Seminar Series and Vision Researchers Colloquium went online and we are now taking a break. We will resume our events in the autumn, so please come back soon to find out about what we have planned!

Events overview

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.

  • BVI Seminar Series - now online

    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. For online joining instructions, email

  • Vision Researchers Colloquium

    Led by BVI, in partnership with the GW4 Alliance, this annual event is now in its twelfth year. It brings together vision researchers from the University of Bath, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Exeter from a wide range of disciplines, encompassing Vision Science and Engineering.

    Each 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. It usually takes place in July.

  • Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture

    Bristol Vision Institute celebrates the work and life of Professor Richard Gregory through an annual public lecture in his memory.

    Due to lockdown, we are not going to try to run this in the autumn, rather we will review the situation and consider running it in Spring 2021.

  • The Impossible Garden

    The Impossible Garden was an exhibition inspired by visual phenomena, created by artist Luke Jerram post a residency with BVI. It ran over the summer of 2018, with the aim of enhancing our understanding of vision.