Freedom of speech

[Para 1.1 (B) Code of Practice on Free Speech]

Every member, officer and employee of the Corporation, and every student and other individual associated with the Corporation, shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, to hold opinions without interference, disability or disadvantage, and to freedom of expression within the law, including the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds.



What you can do

[Para 7.1, Code of Practice on Free Speech]

If any person is dissatisfied with the School authorities' exercise of their responsibilities as set out in Section 1 and 3 of the Code or with the Students' Union's exercise of its responsibilities as set out in paragraph 4 of the Code, he or she may appeal personally or in writing to the Director; a report will be made to the Council on the action the Director then takes in response to such complaint.


Regulatory document

This Code applies to all meetings and events (including lectures, seminars, committee meetings and musical and theatrical performances) on any premises wherever situated, of which the School has title or possession, by freehold, leasehold, licence or otherwise, including halls of residence.

Notwithstanding that the Secretary of the School may from time to time prescribe procedures for operation of the Code, which require formal arrangements with the School authorities for certain types of meeting or other event, the Code also applies to any lawful activities in which students, staff and other members of the School, and visitors duly invited to the School, may engage, anywhere on the School's premises as defined above.