December 16th 2022


Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge


You are invited to attend Vision and Mind: A Symposium in Honour of Horace Barlow, which will be held on Friday 16th December 2022 in the Physiology Lecture theatre, Department Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.

This is a great opportunity to join a cutting-edge symposium of contemporary scholars in perception and neuroscience.  It will look at current developments stemming from the continuing influence and impact of Horace Barlow’s work. Barlow was one of the great figures of modern neuroscience, best known for his pathbreaking contributions to visual neurophysiology, psychophysics and brain theory.  More than any of his contemporaries, Barlow’s work has a continuing influence on modern neuroscience.

Please join us!

There will be talks from a great international roster of speakers, and discussions on perception, neurophysiology and theory.

We especially welcome registrations from Early Career Researchers for whom there is a reduced registration of £25. Information on the programme and how to register is below.

Registration will include lunch and refreshments during the conference, and an evening reception in the Zoology Museum. A dinner, with family and friends, will be held in Trinity College on Saturday 17 December (at additional cost) from 18:45-21:30.

You are warmly invited to visit the Womens’ Art Collection at Murray Edwards College in the morning of Saturday 17 December (no fee) from 11:00-12:00. Horace and Ida Darwin lived where the College now stands. Please register here.

Miranda Barlow will invite you to the memorial for Horace in Trinity College Chapel in the afternoon of Saturday 17 December from 14:00-15:10, followed by tea.


Please note that photography and filming will take place at Vision & Mind. If you do not wish to be photographed, please contact a member of the organising team.