Workshop: “Studying, Measuring and Altering Consciousness”

Dates: 20-21/11/2019, Venue: Merton College, University of Oxford.

Are you interested in the field of consciousness? Join us at the Luminous consortium workshop “Studying, Measuring and Altering Consciousness” on 20-21 November 2019.

Scientific Conference

The main one-day scientific conference will be held at the beautiful Merton College, University of Oxford, on November 21st 2019.

Discussions will take place on consciousness – its theories and philosophy, how we measure and alter it, as well as probing the interesting ethical implications. Don’t miss this unique chance to exchange ideas on this exciting subject and hear the latest findings from the Luminous consortium:


In following links you can download the final schedule and the abstract book.

The programme will include talks from following invited speakers and Luminous consortium members:

Invited speakers:

Luminous Participants:


Everyone is welcome to attend. To join the main event, taking place on November 21st, BOOK HERE!

Please note that event registration is compulsory and at a cost of £50 (standard fee) or £20 (for students). Registration for attendees not presenting an abstract closes on November the 11th.

Abstract submission

We are welcoming abstracts for e-posters and short flash talks.

If you wish to contribute your work, the deadline for abstract submission is October 15th, 2019. Note that you DO NOT need to present an abstract to attend the conference.

You can find more details on the required abstract format here. For participants not presenting an abstract, registration remains open till November the 11th.

Opening event – Public lecture

We will precede the conference the day before with an evening lecture from Professor Marcello Massimini aimed at the general public.

This will be held at 5.45pm on 20 November 2019 at the amazing venue of the  Natural History Museum of the University of Oxford. 

Be it about ethics, disorders, theories or other aspects related to consciousness, you will certainly find your taste in our menu of consciousness-related subjects. Don’t hesitate: join us there!

It will be followed by a “Research Cafe” where the public can discuss many different aspects of consciousness with researchers from the consortium over a drink.

Book your free place here.

More information?

If you have any further questions, you can contact the organisers directly via an email to:

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford!

Organising committee

Katie Warnaby, University of Oxford

Jostein Holmgren, University of Oxford

Aureli Soria-Frisch, Starlab

Eleni Kroupi, Starlab

Julia Moser, University of Tubingen

Hubert Preissl, University of Tubingen

Local coordinators:

Niki Andrew & Jacqueline Pumphrey, University of Oxford

Group picture after the event. Many thanks to all of you for your participation!