The News & Information Office may be able to provide some assistance but please bear in mind that we receive many requests of this nature and are not able to respond positively to all of them.
The nature of the assistance we can provide varies, but we may be able to assist with, for example, identifying who you need to contact to film at different locations within the University, identifying suitable interviewees, or providing background briefing and information on Oxford University.
Please email your request to email@example.com, setting out:
the name of the programme, including information on the station on which it is broadcast and audience figures
a synopsis of or detailed information on the film
what and where you want to film – please be as specific as possible
who you wish to film at the University – let us know whether you want to talk to staff or students, and whether you have already identified who you want to film
if the film is not exclusively about Oxford, please set out how the Oxford segment fits in to the programme overall
preferred dates for filming and how long you estimate filming will take
number of people in the film crew
when the film will be broadcast
Note that permission is not usually granted to film at lectures or graduation ceremonies.
Please provide as much notice as possible. Colleges and departments will take time to consider your request, so you should not expect to be given permission to film with less than a week’s notice. A month is preferable.
Companies applying to film on university or college premises must hold valid public liability insurance.
All requests are subject to approval.
If you are granted permission to film, the News & Information Office asks that you notify us when the film is to be broadcast and, wherever possible, provide us with a copy of or link to the film.