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Guidance for Visiting Speakers

This page is intended as a guide only and any specific questions should be directed to either your host or to the seminar organisers, Dr Alison Binns (, tel: 029 20874904) and Dr Carlo Knupp (, tel: 029 208770118).

The Lecture Theatre

The lecture theatre (Room 0.05) is located on the ground floor of the Optometry building on Maindy Road (follow link for directions: The lecture theatre accommodates up to 120 people with central screen projection from a ceiling mounted data/video projector.

The Equipment

There are two computers, a PC running Windows and an Apple Macintosh. The PC runs a custom University version of Windows XP. 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 Symposium 1250d device linked to our projector.

There is the facility to plug an external laptop (PC or Mac) into the projection system: there is 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 also a Sympodium monitor, an ELMO Visualiser and a dual speed PAL VHS VCR.

The Software

The PC currently by default has Office 2007 installed. The Macintosh has Office 2004 and Keynote. We cannot install alternative versions of the Microsoft or other software on the PC or Mac unless given advanced notice.

Other Guidance

Please ensure you have a more than a single copy of the presentation, in more than one medium. E-mailing 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. If you will be using movies etc., please make sure that these files are brought with your presentation.

The Audience

Your target audience will be a mix of vision scientists from a range of disciplines, including biomedical imaging, visual neuroscience and molecular biology, clinical and investigative vision sciences and structural biophysics. Undergraduates, post graduates, post doctoral researchers and staff will all be present. Other interested parties from outside the School also often attend. The seminars are usually about 45-50 minutes in duration, with 10 minutes for questions at the end.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions… we look forward to hearing your talk!