Speaker - William Ayliffe

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As well as being the Gresham Professor of Physic, Professor William Ayliffe is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS and at the Lister Hospital in London. In addition to being a practicing clinician and teacher, he also continues to carry out clinical research into the prevention of blindness.

After taking a first in Immunology at Imperial College, Professor Ayliffe qualified in Medicine in St. Bartholomew's Hospital London. Specializing in inflammatory eye diseases and corneal and cataract surgery he held a research registrar post at Oxford, before training in clinical ophthalmology in Bristol, Manchester and Harvard USA. His PhD was on mechanisms of corneal transplant failure. He has worked in developing countries and also with ORBIS, the international flying eye hospital. In addition to general ophthalmology, Professor Ayliffe has developed a local and tertiary referral service for cornea, uveitis and inflammatory eye disease.

Professor Ayliffe is a winner of the prestigious Wix Prize for the History of Medicine and the Kabi-Pharmacia Prize for immunological mechanisms of corneal transplant rejection. He is a Reviewer for a number of professional journals including Eye, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, he is an Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and an Advisor to the UK Transplant Service. He has undertaken wide media and TV work for the national press, the BBC and Channel 4, has an extensive range of publications and has delivered prestigious lectures all over the world.

For all information about Professor Ayliffe, please visit his Professors' page on the Gresham College website:

14 Programs

William Ayliffe: The Iconography of Blindness

05.14.14 | 01:14:56 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: The Eye at War

10.30.13 | 00:55:04 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: The Window on the Soul

05.29.13 | 01:00:04 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: Technology and Vision

04.17.13 | 00:58:55 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: Animal Eyes

02.27.13 | 00:59:06 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: Vision and the Artist

01.30.13 | 01:00:45 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: The Evolution of Vision

11.21.12 | 01:01:37 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: The Ageing Eye

10.24.12 | 00:59:40 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: Anatomy Museums, Past, Present & Future

09.26.12 | 01:03:10 min | 0 comments

WIlliam Ayliffe: Colour

03.30.11 | 00:53:52 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: Why We See What We Do

02.16.11 | 00:55:21 min | 0 comments

Diabetes, Hypertension and Vascular Diseases of the Eye

12.08.10 | 01:00:07 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: Fun with Visual Illusions

10.13.10 | 01:03:20 min | 0 comments

William Ayliffe: The History of Cataract Surgery

01.20.10 | 01:02:49 min | 1 comment