Educational Media Services

Educational Media Services (EMS) is the University's main digital video and audio service. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the unit offers a professional service for the University, colleges, related institutions, commercial customers and individuals.  Keep in touch with our filming and podcasting news through our Twitter feed here:

A list of our various services and technical capabilities is found below:

Digital Video Production & Livestreaming 

EMS has the facility to produce broadcast quality video for the web and Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunesU). The crew can be hired to film lectures, conferences, interviews and promotional programmes to support and to promote University activities.

More about digital video production & livestreaming

Replay Lecture Capture

EMS provides the technical capacity to automate the digital recording of lectures and the lecturer's slides, without the need of a technician present, in order that students may view these at a later date within WebLearn, the University's virtual learning environment.

More about Replay lecture capture


EMS provides a publication platform, MediaPub, for the publication of podcasts both on our website and for Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunesU) The portal hosts over 5,000 free lectures and talks.

More about podcasting & guide on how to podcast

Degree Ceremony DVDs

EMS has filmed and continues to film all of the Oxford Degree Ceremonies starting from November 1989. These DVDs can be purchased either online or by contacting the unit.

More about degree ceremony DVDs

Professional Digital Editing

EMS provides broadcast quality non-linear video editing. Our work is done by professional and experienced in-house editors, who have a speciality working with FCPX filmmaking.

More about professional digital editing

Video Archive

EMS archives a massive quantity of events, visits, and lectures in and around the University of Oxford. We also have some vintage archive Oxford footage which has been donated to us.

More about our video archive

Video Conferencing

EMS currently does not offer a video conferencing service. There are a number of facilities available in the University including suites at Physics and Oxford Medical Illustration based at Oxford University Hospitals.

Oxford University Hospitals

Our email and address

Educational Media Services
University of Oxford,
13 Banbury Rd.,



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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 30 August 2017