The Owen Aves Memorial Lecture

The prestigious Owen Aves Memorial Lecture has been given by speakers from a range of backgrounds who have made major contributions to the development of the Optical Professions.  This annual event began in 1929, when Owen Aves' early death, age 48, prevented him giving a lecture to the Society.  Mr W. Green gave a lecture in his place, which he dedicated to Owen Aves and so started the tradition.
Owen Aves Medal

Owen Aves
Owen Aves was a very energetic and devoted member of the Optical profession, and well-respected by his peers.  He was one of the co-founders of The London Refraction Hospital, established 1922, now the Institute of Optometry.  He was chairman of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians (1923-1927) and a member of the Council of the British Optical Association.  He was also Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians Research Committee.


Elaine Grisdale receiving the Owen Aves Medal on 13 March 2019


Teifi James receiving the Owen Aves Medal on 22 March 2018


Bruce Evans receiving the Owen Aves Medal on 8 March 2017


Owen Aves Lecture 2015 - Frank Norville
Frank Norville receiving the Owen Aves Medal on 20 May 2015



Previous Owen Aves Memorial Lecturers
  
2019   Elaine Grisdale
2018Prof. Teifi James
2017
Prof. Bruce Evans
2016Andrew Tompkin
2015Frank Norville 
2014 Prof. David Elliott
2013
Prof. Brian Tighe
2012
No lecture. The Owen Aves lecture moved to springtime to avoid clashing with the David Pickwell lecture.
2011
Nick Rumney
2010
Prof. Stephen A Vernon
2009
Judith Morris
2008
Prof. Gordon Heron
2007
Prof. D. Thomson
2006
Dr. P. Morgan
2005
Prof. D. Henson
2004
Prof. Rennie
2003
Prof. A. Wilkins
2002
Prof. A. Hill
2001
B. Noble
2000
J. Vale
1999
Prof. M. Jalie
1998
Prof. J. Marshall
1997
Dr. N. Drasdo
1996
Prof. N. Charman
1995
Dr. M. Woodhouse
1994
Prof. A. Tomlinson
1993
Prof. N. Efron
1992
Prof. S. Hodgson
1991
Prof. D. McLeod
1990
K. Edwards
1989
Prof. C. Blakemore
1988
J. Weatherill
1987
M. Sheridan
1986
J. Howe
1985
Prof. G.M. Dunn
1984
B. Martin
1983
Prof. G.L. Ruskell
1982
E. Rosen
1981
Dr. J.K. Storey
1980
Prof. C.I. Phillips
1979
P.T. Stone
1978
Prof. G.V. Ball
1977
M. Ruben
1976
F.A. Burnett Hodd
1975
O.O. Ffooks
1974
L.D. Pickwell
1973
Prof. E.S. Perkins
1972
R.L. Sutcliffe
1971
J.B. Haycock
1970
Prof. W.S. Foulds
1969
A.G. Bennett
1968
Prof. R.J. Fletcher
1967
G. Black
1966
Prof. D.L. Smare
1965
0. Gayer Morgan
1964
Prof. A.D. MacDonald
1963
Dr. H.J.A Dartnall
1962
F. Dickinson
1961
W. Swaine
1960
F.W. Law
1959
J. Foster
1958
Prof. R.W. Ditchburn
1957
Dr. Hugh Davson
1956
Prof. A Sorsby
1955
E.F. Fincham
1954
Prof. W. D. Wright
1953
Prof. I.Z. Young
1952
H.B. Marton
1951
Prof. H. Hartridge
1950
G.H. Giles
1949
J.C. Meadley
1948
W.B. Barker
1947
L.A. Swann


1939
D.W.A Mitchell
1938
G. Rosen
1937
E.G. Guyatt
1936
H. Freeman
1935
Ernest Aves
1934
M. Rossini
1933
H. Coulander
1932
A.E. Turville
1931
L.A. Swann
1930
A.J. Esdaile
1929
W. Green