Two distinctly different lecture theatres are located below ground level. In a departure from standard ‘raked’ seating, the Palmerston Theatre is a Harvard-styled environment arranged in a horseshoe design to promote group working.
The two lecture theatre systems feature the familiar control interface used in other teaching spaces, using an Extron control and switching solution.
Projection in the Jane Austen theatre is via a 12,000 lumen Christie D12WU projector, complete with dual DVI picture-in-picture modules. This provides maximum flexibility for displaying multiple images. In addition, a touch screen monitor connected to the in-house PC enables presenters to annotate over the PC image.
Due to the circular seating in the Palmerston theatre, projection is provided by an Epson EB-L1100u 6,000 lumen laser projector, complete with short throw UST lens. The projector is situated on a custom built Quadra cabinet below the screen.
In both theatres all control equipment, including a HoverCam Ultra8 visualiser and Extron touch control panel is housed in a bespoke Academy lectern, including a two-button ClickShare collaboration unit.