NEXT EVENT:
COLOUR IN THE CLINIC
Wednesday 05 December 2018
The challenges of assessing acquired loss of colour vision
City University, London
London, EC1V 0HB
The challenges of assessing acquired loss of colour vision


RECENT EVENTS:
STUDENT AWARDS
Wednesday 07 November 2018
City University London,
London, EC1V 0HB
Presentations by the recipients of the WDW, Palmer Awards and Student Grant Scheme.

Harvey At the meeting the five winners of the W. D. Wright and Palmer 2018 awards recapitulated the presentations they made at the international meetings they had attended.
Left is Joshua Harvey; right Miaomiao Yu; below left, Cat Pattie; below centre, Takuma Morimoto; and below right Andy Rider.
Yu
Just before the Halstead-Granville tea, Andrew Hanson, right, Outreach Officer from the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, descibed his career at NPL. Hanson3 Andrew also described the importance of science to the nation and remarked upon his appreciation of beloning to the Colour Group.
Patie Moromoto Rider


SOME COLOURFUL WORDS
Wednesday 03 October 2018
City University London

A poet and publisher, Brian Lewis, and a woodblock printer and typographer, Alan Kitching talked to the Group about their work and gave examples of what they did and why.
Brian Lews 1 Alan Kitching
Above, Brian answers a searching question from the audience about the way colour affected his poetry. He showed and read from his recent small book The Rose of Tempraments which contains the work of seven poets each writing about a different colour and the tempraments it induces. Above, Alan makes a point about his vaste collection of type blocks and below explains below how he produces his striking images, starting with an enormous block printer but sometimes incorporating modern computing, scanning and printing technology.
The Rose Alan Kitching 2

16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting
Monday to Friday 17-22 June 2018
University of Sheffield

The Colour Group (GB) supported a session on colour science and technology at the Symposium. The goal of the session was to bring experts in the domain of human colour vision and colour perception to this interdisciplinary conference and facilitate interactions with the professionals from the lighting industry. The speakers were Annette Allen (University of Manchester), Sophie Wuerger* (University of Liverpool), Sebastian Babilon (Technical University Darmstadt), Danny Garside* (University College London), Luke Price (Public Health England), Andrew Stockman* (University College London) and John Barbur* (City, University of London). Manuel Spitschan* (University of Oxford) was the Session Chair. (Colour Group (GB) members indicated with *).
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Many of the slides were colourful like the top image from John Barbur.
The presenters pictured were Annette Allen (ABOVE LEFT) and (ABOVE RIGHT) Luke Price.
Also presenting were Danny Garside (BELOW LEFT) and Sebastion Babilon (BELOW RIGHT).
And as the bottom image shows, the presenters' enthusiasm was maintained by Sophie Wuerger

Danny Sebastion
Sophie

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NEWS

Q Blue

THE NEW BLUE?

T he latest stab at a more 'intense' blue has been made by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in northern California, working with artist Olga Alexopoulou and color researcher Maria Chatzidakis. They have made strides towards developing a new, high-tech pigment dubbed "Quantum Blue."Check it out!
12-11-18


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BOB HUNT HAS DIED

T he news that Robert Hunt OBE , a founder member of the Colour Group and Chairman 1961-1963, died in October saddened members of the Group as well as many in the World concerned with colour. In 1946 he joined the Research Laboratories of Kodak Limited at Harrow and eventually became Assistant Director of Research before retiring in 1982 to become a private consultant. Born in 1923, after a long, full and fulfilling life, Robert Hunt died in Salisbury District Hospital following a short illness.
08-11-18


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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF COLOUR

T he Colour Collective in Newcastle kicks off their winter programme with an event entitled The Private Life of Colour at 17.15 in the evening on 19 September at Newcastle University. Speakers are Derek Brown, Joe Crutwell and David Simmons. You may read more about the event and book tickets here.
09-09-18


Queens silks

COLOURS FOR RACE HORSES

I guess we all know jockeys on race horses wear coloured tunics (pictured here are the Queen's registered silks) - but what was the origin of all these colours? Thanks to the Daily Mail we know a bit more:

Racing silks first appeared in Britain in 1515 when Henry VIII was on the throne. The frequency of race meetings and the number of horses in each race led to confusion, so in 1762, the English Jockey Club at Newmarket requested that owners submit specific colours for their jacket and cap. There are 18 basic colours that can be used in conjunction with 27 jackets and nine cap designs. Shapes and patterns may also be used, such as checks, diamonds, cross-belts, crosses and circles, together with epaulets and braiding. However, the jockey's breeches must always be white. To ensure the design is unique and has not been assigned to someone else, racehorse owners have to register their chosen design of silks with the Jockey Club and Weatherbys.... Colours can be registered for a year, five years, ten years or life. Unlike horses' names, they can be taken by someone else if you cancel your registration. If the owner has more than one horse in the same race, the jockeys wear different coloured cap covers to avoid confusion. Steve Woods, King's Lynn, Norfolk. The Daily Mail, 10 May, 2018.
14-05-18


MOST POPULAR CAR COLOUR 2017

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RACreports the most popular car colour is now grey - but is grey really a colour? Answers on a postcard etc, etc.
24-04-18




purple 2018

WE LIKE TO KEEP YOU INFORMED . . . .

OKso you probably missed out on the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year what with the Beast from the East, One and Two, and Easter, etc, but this year's colour is Pantone UltraViolet, or simply purple to most people. May be the Royal Wedding had something to do with the choice.
11-04-18


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ANCIENT ASSYRIAN RELIEFS COLOURED

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, Maine, USA) has developed a technique using a projector to give visitors an impression of what 3,000-year old Assyrian stone reliefs would originally have looked like in full colour. The work is reminiscent of that described to the CG(GB) in 2013 by Patrick Callet (Paris) - see Spectral Simulation for Cultural Heritage, CG Occasional Publication number 3, which may be downloaded.
12-03-18


The Bishop
"How we explored medieval theories of colour through glass"

This is the title of an article about a new exhibition which is based on the ideas of what colour is as put forward in the 13th century by Bishop Grosseteste. Get yourself a piece of history and click the link.
17-02-18


HEARD THE DINOSAURS WERE COLOURED?

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It seems the great lizards did exhibit surface colours but not quite in the way a good Colour Group members might wish with high chromatic values from across the spectral gamut like our trichromatic friend here. Bone up on the real research in Current Biology (here) or a simpler version from ABC (here).
27-10-17


DATE 06 November 2018