The Colour Group (Great Britain), founded in 1940, is an interdisciplinary society that draws together people interested in all aspects of colour – its perception, measurement, reproduction and artistic expression.

Monthly meetings are held, mostly in London, usually from October to May and provide a unique forum for the exchange of information and contacts. Our current programme is available on this site but to find out more about the Group’s activities, you should become a member of the Group, and receive Members Notifications of events and other matters of colourful interest.  This carries notices of meetings, reports of papers given at meetings, as well as news of other developments in the world of colour. The Committee welcomes new applications for membership. The annual subscription is £20.00 GBP (although the membership fee is waived in 2021).

Although we welcome members from other countries, if you do not live in Great Britain you might find it useful to join the corresponding group in your own country. The Colour Group is a member of the AIC (International Association of Colour), and you may find the address of an organisation nearer home.

The Group has no permanent headquarters or staff and is entirely a voluntary (non-commercial) organisation. It is a Registered Charity (No. 1047548) and a registered Company (No. 707804 England).

You can read our Articles of AssociationMemorandum and data protection policy, and have a look at our Archive

Current Honorary Officers and Committee Members

Chairman Marina Bloj
Vice-Chairman Katia Ripamonti
Secretary Jenny Bosten (acting as co-opted committee member from Dec 2020)
Treasurer Rob Lee
Membership Secretary Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona (and City University Rep)
Webmaster Rox Middleton
Awards Officer Vien Cheung
Committee Member Valérie Bonnardel
Committee Member Lucy Somers (acting secretary from Dec 2020)
Committee Member DeGard
Committee Member Andrew Hanson
Committee Member Andy Rider
Co-opted Member Gordon Plant (Colour in Clinic and Neuroscience, colour and Visual Arts series)
Co-opted Member Katharyn Albany-Ward (Colour Blind Awareness coordinator)
Co-opted Member Philip O’Reilly (Colour in Art 2020 co-organiser)
Co-opted Member John Barbur (Colour in the Clinic 2020 co-organiser)


The Colour Group enjoys relations with many other organisations, see below, but our major international link is with the International Colour Association (Internationale Vereinigung für die Farbe or Association Internationale de la Couleur) know universally as the AIC. You can see the annual reports of the AIC here in which you can see material concerning the Group.

Other organisations with which we interact include:

    • The Society for Light & Lighting (SLL of CIBSE)