Skype with a webcam is a cheap and easy way of making a video conference call. Alternatively, OUCS provides more information about video conferencing.
The Hume-Rothery Meeting room is equipped for Skype internet calls with Video using a Polycom Communicator which gives improved audio quality, particularly suited for Skype meetings with several local participants, and a Logitech Sphere webcam with Quickcam control software for zoom/tilt/pan/tracking. (A Polycom Communicator plus Logitech Sphere webcam is also available in the Rex Richards meeting room.)
The QIPIRC have a more advanced video conferencing facility (Polycom VSX7000) with the ability for upto six participating site plus data. The QIPIRC secretary controls access (tel: 83336).
The departmental "loan laptop" available from IT staff has a usb webcam and headphone suitable for one-to-one Skype.
Other video conference suites are available around Oxford are listed within the OUCS guidance for videoconferencing.