At the planning stage, ISDN was seen as a means of ‘future-proofing’, along with the
installation of telephone and data network points. The theatres were therefore
designed with video conferencing in mind. The video projection equipment can be
used to display the remote end of the video conference.
At the moment two of the theatres (B and E) can be (simply) linked together. This
means that large conferences can be accommodated, and the presentations can be
displayed on the screen and questions from the audience in both lecture theatres can
be answered by the speaker situated in one of the lecture theatre - the answers
obviously being heard in both theatres.