UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Child Vision Lab Event

Find out about our recurrent, upcoming, and past events!

Recurrent Events

Vision@UCL Talks (London, UK)

Vision science is an inherently interdisciplinary scientific field that spans psychophysics, imaging and computational modelling methods. Work in this area has high societal impact through its crucial contributions to clinical research on eye disease. Moorfields and the Institute of Ophthalmology are at the very forefront of visual neuroscience. However, communication amongst vision groups, which is essential for coordinating scientific endeavours with maximal impact, could be increased. Here we propose to stimulate connections in vision research through a Talks Series featuring eminent national and international vision science speakers, who bridge the fields of psychophysics, fMRI, and computational modelling in vision science.  

Upcoming dates:

  • [Postponed] - Dr. Edward Silson (University of Edinburgh) - Probing the functional organisation of human visual cortex

For more information, please follow this link: Vision@UCL Talks
Organisers: Dr. Tessa Dekker from the Child Vision Lab (t.dekker@ucl.ac.uk) & Dr. John Greenwood from the Eccentric Vision Lab (john.greenwood@ucl.ac.uk)

Upcoming Events


  • [Postponed] - Dr. Edward Silson (University of Edinburgh) - Probing the functional organisation of human visual cortex

In light of recent developments concerning Covid-19, we are sorry to announce that the Vision@UCL/EP seminar due to take place on the 17th March (Dr Edward Silson) has been postponed. This will be rescheduled for a date later in the year.  

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If you would like to participate in one of our Talks, or would like us to be part of your event, please email us at ioo-cvl@ucl.ac.uk

Past Events  

More information about our past events

26th March 2019 - Wired Health 2019 (London, UK) 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, London NW1 1ST, UK

Our scientists from the Child Vision Lab, sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, presented one of their latest projects on simulations of visual impairments in Augmented Rality (AR).

For more information about the event, follow this link: https://www.wired.co.uk/partnerships/wired-health

20th September 2018 - New Scientist Live 2018 (London, UK)

Location: EXcel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Our scientists from the Child Vision Lab presented some cool activities, involving virtual reality (VR), colour vision, optical illusions, visuomotor/economic games, and more!

For more information about the event, follow this link: https://live.newscientist.com

25 July 2018 - Science Museum Lates: Medical Marvels (London, UK)

Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

For more information about the event, follow this link: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/lates  

17-23 May 2018 - Vision Science Society 2018 Symposium (St Pete Beach, Florida USA)

Location: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, USA

Every year, the Vision Science Society organises a symposium, held in St. Pete Beach (Florida, USA), at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort. During a week, researchers from every part of the globe are meeting to share and discuss their most recent findings!

In 2018, two of our researchers (Dr. Imogen Large and M. Hugo Chow-Wing-Bom) have presented talks and posters about our work in virtual reality, visuomotor decision, and contrast sensitivity.

- Body positioning in realistic ball interception account for visuomotor idiosyncrasies (Talk by Dr. Imogen Large) 
- The contrast sensitivity function in children: Bayesian adaptive estimation using QUEST+ (Poster by Ms. Mahtab Farahbakhsh)
- Virtual Reality [VR] as a tool to assess the effect of asymmetrical vision loss on visual search performance (Poster by M. Hugo Chow-Wing-Bom)

For more information about the event, follow this link: https://www.visionsciences.org
For reprints or further information about the talk and posters, email us at ioo-cvl@ucl.ac.uk

17-18 April 2018 - Vision for the Commonwealth: Bringing vision to everyone, everywhere (London, UK)

Location: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, 128 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA

For more information about our involvement in this event, follow this link: http://www.brcophthalmology.org/dr-pete-jones-demonstrates-pioneering-virtual-reality-technology-heads-government

For more information about the event, follow this link: https://www.visionforthecommonwealth.com

1st December 2017 - Friday Late Spectacular: Your Reality is Broken at The Wellcome Collection (London, UK )

Location: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE

For more information, follow this link: https://wellcomecollection.org/events/friday-late-spectacular-your-reality-broken

26th October 2017 - See Science Festival at St. Luke's Community Centre (London, UK )

Location: St Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ

Engage with researchers from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in a fun, interactive and accessible way!