Hearing the Voice is strongly committed to diversity, accessibility and inclusion. Underpinning that commitment is a firm belief in the value of freely exploring competing ideas and concepts – with a fundamental respect for the rights, dignity and value of all persons.

We ask you to join us in ensuring that PAD2018 creates a dynamic, friendly, intellectually enriching and harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group identity. All communication should be appropriate for an interdisciplinary academic audience including people of many different backgrounds. Please be kind to others.

If you do experience or observe harassment, please contact our Equality and Diversity Lead, Mary Robson, in person at the event or via email ( or telephone (079318938726). Mary will respond immediately to determine the appropriate course of action and may consult with and engage other University staff as appropriate.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.