Code of conduct

The School of Mathematics promotes a respectful, diverse and inclusive culture. The information below describes our expectations of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour for attendees and speakers at school events, including visitors from outside the University. All participants agree to be bound by this document when registering for events organised and promoted by the School.

We expect cooperation and support from all to help ensure a safe, harassment-free and respectful environment for everybody. This applies to the main event venue itself, break-out venues, refreshment areas, and even to places that are not part of the official event programme, including but not limited to visitors’ accommodation and social interaction places.

Examples of harassment include but are not limited to

  • offensive comments (including those related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race and religion) either in person or via the Internet;
  • inappropriate language and images in talks;
  • deliberate intimidation or following;
  • harassing photography or recording;
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events;
  • inappropriate physical contact;
  • unwelcome sexual or other forms of attention.

Participants asked to stop any unacceptable behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the School may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender and if necessary expelling them from the event (with no refund, for events with a registration fee).  In the most severe cases, the School reserves the right to contact the offender’s home institution and/or the police.

If you are being harassed, are concerned that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about unacceptable behaviour, please immediately contact a member of the administration team at We will be happy to assist with any concerns you might have.

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