Our policy on external speakers is designed to maintain open debate and provide the greatest freedom for speakers and attendees. UCL has a long tradition of seeking to safeguard freedom of speech and is committed to upholding academic freedom of enquiry in its teaching and research and to ensuring that free and open debate can take place in an atmosphere of tolerance. The invitation to UCL of external speakers is a fundamental part of an active and stimulating academic environment and we will always seek to allow events to go ahead providing they are within the law and are notified in line with the appropriate procedure. All events held on UCL premises or using UCL branding are covered by the Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech. Download UCL's Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech Download UCL's Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech Staff and students who wish to organise events that involve external speakers are responsible for notifying UCL of the invited speakers. They are also responsible for ensuring requests are made with sufficient notice to allow UCL to assess any potential risk relating to the event and make arrangements to mitigate this.When inviting external speakers and booking UCL owned space staff and students should use the Room Bookings process and follow UCL's Procedure for the Management of Events that Include External Speakers. Download UCL’s Procedure for the Management of Events that Include External Speakers. Download UCL’s Procedure for the Management of Events that Include External Speakers. Students who are inviting external speakers for events related to clubs and societies should use the SUUCL procedure.