About the Thames Suite

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All computers in the Thames Suite have internet access. Windows 10 and Office applications are available as standard in Evenlode, Isis and Windrush. The Studio hosts the IT Learning Centre's Digital Media courses and the Rapidmooc service.

The rooms are not equipped for hybrid sessions.

The following table details the features of each room.

  Evenlode Isis Windrush Studio
Student computers 24 32 14 -
Height-adjustable desks 1 2 1  
Presentation capacity 30 50 - -
Wireless access
Student headphones Ask Ask Ask -
Power for student/laptops
Multi-touch interactive screen 2 2 2 -
Presenter’s PC linked to interactive screen -
Audio -
Hearing loop  -
Standard whiteboard Ask Ask Ask Ask
Flip charts £ £ £ -
Printing £ £ £ -
Visualiser Ask Ask Ask -
Classroom management system -
Lecture Capture
Rapidmooc - - -
Hybrid - - - -


  • Ask = on request
  • ✔ = available as standard
  • £ = extra charge
  • - = not available

The RapidMOOC enables you to create quick, 'green screen' videos (think TV weather forecasts) which you can then put online, perhaps into Canvas. 

As well as providing a comfortable environment, facilities in the Thames Suite have been designed for easy access. Ramped access to Banbury Rd is available through a door to the right of the main entrance. The Thames Suite is on the ground floor and toilets are accessible to wheelchair users. Parking can be arranged for delegates with disabilities. For more information, please read our building access guide.

If you require any of these services, please let us know at the time that you book a room.

Other University Services

User self-assessment

All staff who use a computer in their daily work are encouraged to complete a Display Screen Equipment (DSE) User self-assessment. If staff experience any pain or discomfort in using a standard keyboard and mouse, they may find it helpful to try out alternatives. Guidance is available from the DSE assessor within their department or the Occupational Health Service.

Disabled staff are entitled to reasonable adjustments in the workplace, including the provision of assistive technology and software. Please contact the Occupational Health Service or Staff Disability Adviser.

Disability Advisory Service

The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) is part of Student Welfare and Support Services. They provide information, advice and guidance on the way in which a particular disability may potentially impact on a student’s experience at the University and can assist with organising disability-related study support.

This service now includes an Assessment Centre which assesses disabled student's study needs, including the provision of assistive software and technology.

Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU)

The Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit service provides audio recordings of books and other material. There is also equipment at the New Bodleian Library to enable independent access to resources. These resources are available for any student with a disability including dyslexia.

Useful contacts

Occupational Health Service

Web Site: http://occupationalhealth.admin.ox.ac.uk
Phone: 01865 (2)82676

Staff Disability Adviser

Web Site: http://edu.admin.ox.ac.uk
Phone: 01865 (2)80687

Information on the Web

There are a wide range of web sources dealing with disability issues. For example AbilityNet provides training about IT and disability and a range of downloadable factsheets.


We are currently unable to accommodate catering services.



The Thames Suite is located at the University of Oxford’s IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN.

How to get here

By bus: Frequent city buses stop within 100 metres of our front door. The nearest bus stops are on Banbury Road (Keble Rd stop) and Woodstock Road (Radcliffe Observatory Quarter stop). We are a 10-minute walk from Gloucester Green Bus Station.

By rail: We are conveniently located with a choice of two rail stations:

  • Oxford main station (within walking distance of 17 minutes. Taxis and buses are also available)
  • Oxford Parkway station / Park & Ride bus stopping on Banbury Rd (10 -15 minutes bus ride)

By car: There is no public parking at our Banbury Road office. There is metered on-street parking nearby at Keble Road, Blackmore Road, and St Giles. 
Oxford offers five park and ride services to the city centre. This is the most cost-effective option for parking in and around Oxford. (http://www.parkandride.net/oxford/html/oxford_parkandride.html).

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Banbury Road offices

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