The TURNER LECTURE and Medal Presentation
Wednesday 01 April 2015
The Great Hall, City University,
St John's Street, London EC1V 0HB
| FREE ENTRY - OPEN TO ALL but a complimentary ticket is required
see Event Page for details
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY
Saturday 21 March 2015
Omnibus, Clapham, London
|Designed for the general public the International Colour Day celebration was held at Omnibus, Clapham, and was thronged by people of all ages trying the demos, puzzles and lectures, all concerned with colour. There was an art exhibition too, of work by Colour Group members.
(Photos: Janet Best)
COLOUR IN FILM
joint event with the BFI
Wednesday 4 February 2015
City University, London
|Three speakers from the BFI, Kieron Webb (ABOVE LEFT), Ulrich Ruedel (ABOVE RIGHT) and Bryony Dixon (BELOW RIGHT), together with Guy Edmonds of Plymouth University (BELOW LEFT) spoke on the history and developments of colour in film and film restoration.|
| There followed a question time and then Mike Pointer, Leeds University (RIGHT) spoke on how colour was measured. There followed a reception to celebrate the cooperation of the Colour Group and the BFI.
The event was over subscribed and many people could not get tickets. The good news is that the BFI and the Colour Group are making plans to repeat and extend the event in the next programme session - watch these web pages!
COLOUR VISION MEETING
with Palmer and CRS Lectures
Wednesday 07 January 2015
Institute of Ophthalmology, London
|During the day there were eight speakers (details here) but proceedings started with the Palmer Lecture given by Prof Anya Hurlbert (Newcastle University). The Colour Group Chairman, Valérie Bonnardel presented Anya with the Palmer Lecture certificate after her lecture ABOVE. In the afternoon the CRS sponsored lecture was given by Prof Fred Kingdom (McGill University, Montreal) - he was introduced by Katia Ripamonti of CRS BELOW.|
COLOUR and SPARKLE in jewellery:
all that glitters is not gold
Wednesday 03 December 2014
We are told diamonds are a girls best friend, but the audience already knew this and was more concerned to hear about the history of jewels and the four C's as applied to gem stones, particularly diamonds.
Lynne Bartlett, designer and maker of jewellery (TOP RIGHT), reviewed from the earliest times up to today how different techniques and materials were used to make desirable and fashionable jewellery.
|Andrew Fellows (Gem-A, London, ABOVE) considered ways to measure the colour of stones and concluded that the matter was so complex, the experienced human eye was probably best.
After tea Alan Collins (Kings College, RIGHT) discussed the colours seen in diamonds and in particular presented scientific explanations for some of the attractive blue, yellow, pink and green colours that occur naturally and are highly prized. He also described briefly how the colours of some diamonds can be changed by various treatments
|Finally Claire Mitchell (Gem-A, London) explained how diamonds are tested and classified, a process necessary for determining the price of stones (RIGHT|