Find out about upcoming and previous events, conferences and workshops below.
Events programme coming soon.

WVUK aims to provide a combination of conferences, events, workshops and networking opportunities. Our events are generally open to all, with members receiving preferential rates on events fees. To become a member, click here.

Upcoming events

Chalkboards: 18th May

How I got my funding webinar: 8th June 2023 7-8pm

Gender and Ethnicity in ophthalmic datasets: (Date TBC)

Previous events

Annual 2023 WVUK Meeting

Date: Dec. 12, 2023

Location: Anglia Ruskin University- Cambridge

The Women in Vision UK 2023 Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th December at the Science Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

WVUK Annual Meeting 2022

Date: June 10, 2022


Championing women’s success in the field of eye and vision research and clinical practice, the Women in Vision UK network promotes scientific exchange, networking and support for individuals in every field.

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International Women's Day 2022

Date: March 8, 2022

Speaker: Professor Flavia Senkubuge, Professor Mala Rao, Dr Oni Blackstock

Location: Online

WVUK for International Women's Day 2022.

WVUK presents - Women in Leadership: Building an Equitable World

8th March 2022 - 6pm GMT

Join us for a great evening with global experts Professor Flavia Senkubuge, Professor Mala Rao and Dr Oni Blackstock.

International Women and Girls in Science Day 2022

Date: Feb. 11, 2022

Speaker: WVUK Members

WVUK Members talk about why I do research for the international women and girls in science day 2022

Listen to the podcast here

Determining your Teaching Identity

Date: Jan. 27, 2022

Speaker: Dr Ruth Windscheffel

Location: Via Zoom

Are you considering a career as an educator? Or perhaps you’re a PhD student planning to teach as part of your doctorate? Or maybe you’re a teacher looking for some tips and advice!

Eyes of the Animal Kingdom

Date: Dec. 7, 2021

Speaker: Dr Martina Wicklein & Dr Vim Kumaratunga

Eyes of the Animal Kingdom - free webinar hosted by the Education Team at WVUK

The webinar provided a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the world of animal eyes. It was a pleasure to host two great speakers, Dr Martina Wicklein & Dr Vim Kumaratunga

Topics included Vision with Small Brains & All Eye Great and Small- Vet ophthalmology at a glance

Seeing Things Differently with Dr Amit Patel

Date: Nov. 18, 2021

Speaker: Dr Amit Patel, Professor Shahina Pardhan

WVUK leadership forum we discussed barriers and overcoming adversity

We were honoured to be joined by best-selling author, broadcaster, DEI consultant, motivational speaker, disability rights campaigner Dr Amit Patel, led by our leadership lead Professor Shahina Pardhan.

The Management of Sickle Cell Disease and Diabetes in the Black Community

Date: Oct. 25, 2021

Speaker: Evie Mensah, Dr Lyabode (Lola) Oni, Dr Joan St John

Black History Month

We discussed sickle cell disease and diabetes with with two inspirational speakers, Dr Lola Oni and Dr Joan St John. Hosted by our diversity lead Evie Mensah, we discussed how to improve the experience and outcomes for your patients, informing policy that protects the vulnerable as well as partnerships and global working.

Staying Connected: Making telemedicine a reality

Date: May 20, 2021

It is vital that we look at different ways of delivering healthcare, given the increasing numbers of patients who need to be seen, and this has been further highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will feature presentations discussing telemedicine and its impact in vision research and in the clinic.

WVUK Winter Meeting

Date: Dec. 10, 2020

Link to recording: click here, members only

Women in Vision UK (WVUK) are proud to present the second event in our online series - our winter meeting!

Staying Connected

Date: July 14, 2020

Research in Lockdown Impact of COVID-19 on Vision-related Research. 14th July 1-2pm

Presenting with Impact

Date: Aug. 14, 2019

Speaker: Judith Potts (WVUK member)

Location: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

A workship from Judith Potts on how to deliver effective public speaking.


Date: Dec. 15, 2018

Location: London, UK

Women in Vision UK attended the 10th Annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) luncheon

WVUK 2018

Date: Dec. 14, 2018

Location: Victoria Gallery and Museum at Liverpool University

Over 60 women (and men!) gathered to enjoy fantastic talks, ranging from basic science and clinical trials to how to get more Women on Boards (with a keynote from Fiona Hathorn, Managing Director of WOB UK).

Inaugral Meeting

Date: Dec. 15, 2017

Location: London, UK

The first meeting of Women In Vision UK, with exciting talks and networking opportunities.