Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct

The College has provided a code of conduct for people who attend Gresham lectures in person and take part in online discussion. We expect everyone to adhere to our code of conduct and the college will not tolerate behaviour which falls outside of these guidelines. Code of Conduct for Public Lectures and Online Discussion

Event Terms and Conditions


We over ticket for all our public events, so a ticket does not guarantee admission to the event.  Attendees are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.  The College is not liable for any associated costs of those with a ticket for whom there is no room in the auditorium.

1.    Eventbrite

1.1.    Online booking for in-person attendance at Gresham College events is run by a third-party service, Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk). 

1.2.    To book Gresham College events through Eventbrite users must register with Eventbrite and set-up user account with a unique email and password.  All information provided by you or collected by Eventbrite in connection with the Services is governed by Eventbrite's Privacy Policy, a copy of which is located at www.eventbrite.com/privacypolicy.  Gresham College reserves the right to send you emails relating to the specific event(s) you have booked.

1.3.    View the full Eventbrite terms of service (www.eventbrite.com/tos)    

1.4.    In-person booking for lectures is normally available one month prior to the lecture date.

2.    Errors

Errors made by you when entering your data, are your responsibility and Gresham College will not be held responsible for any inconvenience caused by the supply of incorrect personal information, nor will we be responsible for any accidental registrations. It is your responsibility to check that the tickets issued to you are accurate.

3.    Event partners

Gresham College occasionally runs events in partnership with other organisations, learned societies and charities. In this instance we reserve the right to share your contact details with these third parties, for the purpose of providing you with information relating to that event, and to ensure the safety and security of all attendees.

4.    Cancelling and exchanging tickets

Gresham College lectures are free, and so ticket-holders are not eligible for any compensation if the event is cancelled by us. Our liability in this case does not extend to associated travel or accommodation. Free tickets may be returned at any time by the user at no charge.

5.    Bookings on behalf of others

An individual may book up to two tickets for a Gresham College lecture. If you are booking on behalf of someone else, you accept these terms and conditions on their behalf.  You must provide your full name and the full name of your guest.  Any duplicated names will be removed from our list. Any guests are subject to the overall terms and conditions, See below for Schools bookings.

6.    Schools Bookings

Gresham College offers free school and college group bookings for most lectures (https://www.gresham.ac.uk/schools).   Please contact enquiries@gresham.ac.uk to arrange.  School groups are normally accompanied by a teacher; (individual students are very welcome to register and come to lectures independently).  

7.    Age suitability

Unless specified, our public events are suitable for ages 15 and above. However, for most events, younger children are more than welcome to attend with parental permission. Under 11-year-olds must be with accompanying adult. If unsure of the suitability of an event for a young person, please contact enquiries@gresham.ac.uk.

8.    Freedom of speech

Gresham College is a forum for the free and open discussion of ideas, and we recognise the fundamental importance of freedom of speech within the law. All speakers who contribute to any of our programmes represent their own views and do not necessarily represent the views of Gresham College.


9.    Event changes

Gresham College reserves the right to make any alterations to speakers, event content, event timing and/or event venue, and will make reasonable efforts to contact audience members to inform them of any changes. In-person attendees are encouraged to check the College website prior to travel. Gresham College will not be held liable for any changes made to the advertised event.

10.    Identification

Please note attendees may be required to provide photo ID in order to be admitted to the lecture.

11.    Right to refuse and search

11.1.    As outlined in the College's Code of Conduct for Public Lectures, the College reserves the right to refuse you admission if, in its reasonable opinion, your admission to the venue might:

•    be a risk to the safety of the audience and/or yourself, and/or
•    affect the enjoyment of members of the audience, and/or 
•    affect the running of the event.

11.2.    For example, if you act aggressively and/or appear to be under the influence of drink and/or drugs, you will be refused admission. We may also request you to leave (taking any such appropriate action that may be necessary to enforce this right) before or during events for any of the reasons given above. Should you be refused admission or requested to leave you will not be entitled to any compensation. 

11.3.    Gresham College may also, on certain occasions, have to conduct security searches to ensure your safety, including bag checks. 

12.    Children

All children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult while in the lecture venue. Gresham College reserves the right to refuse admission to an unaccompanied child under the age of 11.

13.    Timing of Events and Latecomers

Doors normally open 30 minutes ahead of the lecture and most lectures last an hour.  Where there are seats available the last admission is 10 minutes after the start of the lecture.  Attendees are not permitted to save seats for others.  Any unclaimed tickets will be released 10 minutes before the start of the lecture (as “returns” for those without a ticket).  Audience members are reminded that we over ticket for all our public events, so a ticket does not guarantee admission to the event. Guidance on tickets and Covid safety can be found here: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/news/ticket-safety

14.    Risk assessment

For a copy of the risk assessment prepared for schools attending Gresham College events, please email enquiries@gresham.ac.uk 

15.    Filming and recording

15.1.    By attending a Gresham College event, audience members consent to being filmed, livestreamed, recorded and photographed. Audience members grant Gresham College the right to use recordings of any type made of their attendance in any and all media, and by means of publicity and promotion relating to the College. School parties should ensure that appropriate parental permission is obtained before attendance at any Gresham College event.

15.2.    The unauthorised use of photographic, sound or film equipment in the venue is strictly prohibited.  The copyright is assigned to Gresham College for any recordings of events produced by the College. Unauthorised recording may result in content being destroyed, and your removal from the event.

16.    Electronic equipment

All electronic equipment, especially mobile phones, must be set to silent before entering any spaces where events are taking place.

17.    Smoking

Gresham College operates a non-smoking policy throughout its entire building.

18.    Events that supersede these terms and conditions

Some special events held in external venues have Terms and Conditions for booking and attendance specific to these venues. In such cases you will be responsible for any additional Terms and Conditions on booking.

Website Terms and Conditions

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Use of Gresham College lectures

Gresham College has existed since 1597 in order to disseminate knowledge and information by means of free public lectures. We positively encourage the use of the Gresham College lecture transcripts, audio and video files for educational purposes. However, we do not allow use of Gresham College materials for commercial, personal or institutional gain.

If you have any questions about using Gresham College materials, please contact us.