External Speaker Policy | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

External Speaker Policy

This webpage outlines the procedures of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (hereafter Central) for booking an external speaker, along with the External Speaker Code of Conduct and the External Speaker Referral Form.

Central has a rich history as an academic and artistic institution that has regularly welcomed external speakers from around the world to its campus. Such speakers have brought and continue to bring great diversity of experience, insight and opinion, enriching our events and activities and sparking discussion and debate among our students, staff and visitors alike.

In addition, the School has a legal duty, as a higher education provider, to protect the right to freedom of expression within the law.

The purpose of Central’s External Speaker Policy – which also includes its External Speaker Code of Conduct – is to set in place a governing framework for external speakers to ensure that this proud heritage, where debate, challenge and dissent are not only permitted but expected, can continue for current and future generations.