Guidance for Visiting Speakers
These pages are intended as a guide only and any specific questions should be directed to either your host (a list of all members of staff can be found to the right) or to the seminar programme organisers: Dr Andrew Westwell or Dr James Birchall.
The organisers have drafted some guidance on who your audience will be, to allow you to judge the depth and pitch of your lecture.
The Lecture Theatre
The New Lecture Theatre (NLT, Room 2.57) is located on the 2nd floor of the Redwood Building. The NLT accommodates up to 120 people with central screen projection from a ceiling mounted data/video projector.
There are two computers, an Apple Macintosh and a PC running Windows.The PC runs an imaged version of Windows XP, it has a Pentium 4 2.4 Gig processor and 512 mb of Memory, it has a 1.44Mb disc drive and a CD-DVD drive. The Mac is a PowerMac G4, it has a CD-Rom drive and a 100Mb zip drive, but no floppy disc drive. Both computers are networked (Novell) and have Internet access.
The LCD projector supports actual resolutions from 800x600 to 1280x1024 and virtual resolutions from 640x480 to 1600x1200. We also have a Sympodium 1250d device linked to our projector.
VGA and Audio Connectors
There is the facility to plug an external laptop into the projection system, it has a standard SVGA (15 pin D-type male connector), and a stereo 3.5mm jack for sound reproduction.
There are two microphones, one fixed at the podium and a radio mike, which relay through amplified speakers and a hearing aid loop.
There are Emo Visualisers and Kodak slide projectors. There is also dual speed PAL VHS VCR.
The PC currently by default has Office 2003 installed on it, but also has the facility to run Office XP (Office 2002). The Macintosh has Office 2000 and Astound 3.0. We cannot install alternative versions of the Microsoft or other software on the PC unless given advanced notice.
Please ensure you have a more than a single copy of the presentation. We have had occasions where laptops have failed and discs were corrupted and unreadable and even the link to a remote FTP site has not worked. Please ensure you have more than one medium. Emailing the presentation to your host or the organisers a few days before is probably the best solution. If not, please bring a backup copy on a CD and/or USB flash memory device. We have some frequently asked questions and answers for your assistance, in the resource section of this page.
Dr Wann has drafted some guidance on who you will be speaking to, to allow you to judge the depth and pitch of your lecture. These pages are intended as a guide only and any specific questions should be directed to either your host or to the seminar programme organiser: Dr Kenneth T Wann.
The audience is comprised of a mix of undergraduates, postgraduates, postdocs, technicians and academic staff. Given we are a School of Pharmacy, the scientific background of the staff is wide ranging, covering molecular graphics, drug synthesis, molecular biology, drug delivery, pharmacology and clinical pharmacy. It is our hope that the speaker can meet with the postgraduates for an informal discussion for half an hour before the seminar begins.