Four Liveries Lecture (Webinar) – 21 September 2020

Four Liveries Lecture (Webinar)

Hosted by The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers

Monday, 21 September 2020

6:00 – 7.30pm via Zoom


‘Maxwell, Michelson and Morley’s unwitting contribution tomodern ophthalmology’

Presented by:  Nigel Davies FRCOphth & Kevin Gallagher FRCOphth


We are honoured to have been invited to give the Four Liveries lecture. We will review the interesting story that underpins modern ophthalmic imaging along with the structure and function of the astonishing human eye. We will discuss some of the problems that arise when things go awry, what can be done to rescue vision in 2020 and have a live demonstration of the most frequently used imaging technique. 

Register in advance for this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  If you have any problems registering please contact the WCSIM Assistant Clerk –

This event will also be streamed Live on WCSIM Facebook page

There is no charge for this event, but we would ask if you would consider making a donation to the presenters nominated charity  using the link below –

Second Sight

This UK registered Charity, set up by a London ophthalmologist, works in the poorest state in India. To retain local surgeons in rural areas, the charity’s experienced clinicians deliver on-site training. 100% of donations restore sight.

Brief Biographies of the two Speakers

Kevin Gallagher (by Nigel)

I first met Kevin when we worked together at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010. His medical degree was from Oxford, and he won the Royal College of Ophthalmologists top prize in the professional examination of the Fellowship of the College. He trained in ophthalmology in London and was the retina fellow at Chelsea and Westminster in 2017. He is now a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Wales. Kevin is extremely clever, thoughtful and able and applies his skills to saving the sight of the local population where he works. I am privileged to have met him and for us to be good friends.

Nigel Davies (By Kevin)

Nigel studied physics at Oxford before making a sideways move into medicine and ophthalmology. He earned a PhD in psychophysics before becoming a consultant ophthalmologist at Chelsea and Westminster where he worked for over a decade. He moved to St Thomas’ Hospital in 2017 where he is now the clinical lead for ophthalmology.  He is an inspirational teacher and applies his deep knowledge of physics and optics in his teaching of trainee ophthalmologists. For this he has won the “Outstanding Teacher Award” from Health Education England. In his spare time he is studying for his 4th degree, this time in astronomy.  I am grateful to Nigel for introducing me to the WCSIM and for his friendship over the years.