Code of conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

tl;dr: Be nice or go home

Bath Ruby’s organisers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately; you can identify them by their red Bath Ruby t-shirts and "Volunteer" or "Organiser" badges. Conference staff may also be contacted by phone (+44 1337 944 045) or email (

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.


We're doing our best to ensure that Bath Ruby Conference is as inclusive as possible and this means the following:

  • Our venue is fully accessible by wheelchair.
  • We offer significantly discounted tickets for students.
  • We will provide complimentary tickets to assistants of those with disabilities.
  • If you have any other accessibility requirements, suggestions or questions, please do get in touch.

Our goal is for the conference and fringe events to be accessible to people with physical disabilities. However, we are aware that accessibility issues are diverse and we may not have considered everything - please contact us and we will do our best to confirm we have those requirements under control.

We will happily reserve you a ticket if it's not immediately clear whether necessary assistance is provided.


By Plane

There are a number of international airports in the UK and your best bet for finding a cheap flight is by using a comparison site such as Skyscanner or KAYAK. Below is a list of approximate travel times from various UK airports to Bath by train.

Bristol Airport - 1 hr
Heathrow Airport - 2 hrs 15 mins
Birmingham Airport - 2 hr 20 mins
Gatwick Airport - 3 hrs
Stansted Airport - 3 hr 30 mins
Manchester Airport - 3 hrs

By Automobile

You can find information on bus times using this Google Map.

If you’re coming by car to the conference, we recommend using one of Bath’s Park and Ride services. However, there are also a few long-stay car parks in the city centre, with Charlotte Street being the closest to the venue.

There are several taxi firms in Bath, including Abbey Taxis (+44 (0) 1225 44 44 44) and V-Cars (+44 (0) 1225 46 46 46). There is also a taxi rank outside the train station.

By Train

Bath is well served by trains from all over the UK (and, via London, from Europe as well). The city’s main station is Bath Spa (about a 15 minute walk away from the venue) which has regular direct services to and from London, Bristol and South Wales.

You can look up train times and buy tickets on the National Rail website or, if you’re travelling from outside the UK, we recommend using The Man in Seat 61’s excellent guide to UK train travel.

If you’re planning to travel by train from Europe then the Eurostar website should have everything you need.

By Bike

If you’d like to cycle around Bath then you can sign up for Nextbike. Hiring a Nextbike costs £1 for the first half an hour and they’re available at various locations around the city.


Money is no object

The Royal Crescent  £184 - £699
The Gainsborough  £255 - £560
Bath Spa Hotel  £160 - £370

You get what you pay for

Francis Hotel  £119 - £169
The Halcyon  £99 - £150

On a budget

Premier Inn  £70
Travelodge  £56
Bath Backpackers Hostel  £13 - £23

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