NEXT EVENT:

INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY 2019
Thursday 21 March 2019 
Private tour of the National Gallery London


RECENT EVENTS:

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COLOUR IN FILM
Monday to Wednesday 25 - 27 February 2019 
BFI, Southbank London, NFT3 (and Blue Room)


Turner Medal Presentation & Lecture 2019
Wednesday 06 February 2019
City University, London
London, EC1V 0HB

medal Find out more about the medal here.
The Turner Medal lecture was given by Prof Sarah Street to a packed lecture theatre. After the lecture, Colour Group Chairman, Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, presented her with the medal. There followed a reception where the audience drank to the health of the new medal holder.

Colour Vision Meeting, Palmer Lecture & Cambridge Research Systems sponsored lecture 2019
Wednesday 09 January 2019
City University, London
London, EC1V 0HB
The annual colour vision meeting

Lecturers

Nine lecturers spoke at this now annual colour vision meeting and the photo shows Karl Gegenfurtner, Giesen Universty (LEFT), the invited Palmer Lecturer for 2019 with the certificate, and Jan Kremers, University of Erlanger-Nuremberg, the CRS Ltd sponsored lecturer for 2019 (RIGHT).
Officers of the Colour Group at the meeting expressed the gratitude of the Group to Cambridge Research Systems Ltd (CRS) for sponsoring a lectrue at the January Colour Vision meeting for the last fifteen years.


COLOUR IN THE CLINIC
The challenges of assessing acquired loss of
colour vision

Wednesday 05 December 2018
City University London,
London, EC1V 0HB
Five speakers, namely John Barbur, Gordon Plant, Rimona Weil, Omar Mahroo and Arnold Wilkins (L TO R, THIS ROW & BELOW) provided informative and very thought provoking talks on how colour vision testing might help diagnosis and treatment of many conditions ranging from Parkinsonism through migraine to photophobia. Barbur Plant
Weil mahroo Wilkins

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


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NEWS

COLOUR WITHOUT PIGMENT?

P Penguin Y ou could be foregiven for thinking this is not possible but think of irridescent beetles and oil films on water. Two reports in Physics World explain the strange looking Pennsylvania Penguin in the image here and also how colour can arise from nano-structure of alloys.
08-03-19


sweeties

CURE COLOUR BLINDNESS?

Y ou could try reading the piece in the onineWired as a refresher on colour vision mechanisms with lots of cutsie journalism included to make the science softer. The question is, of course, what has a sweetie dispenser to do with it? Read on and find out.
16-02-19



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


Hunt

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


DATE 08 March 2019