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There has been a General Council since 1858. It has evolved and developed as the University itself has changed beyond recognition. Not least, the University now has a large and growing professional...


The General Council welcomes comments and queries and can be contacted through the current Secretary of the General Council, Dr Mike Mitchell or the Assistant to the Secretary, Ms Alison MacLeary at

General Council Office
The University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

Telephone: +44 (0) 131 650 2152

Email: General.Council@ed.ac.uk







The GC Half-Yearly Meeting took place at 1.15pm on Saturday 10th June in the QMRI building, Little France, Edinburgh. This was a free event preceded by a light lunch and followed by four revolving sessions covering Big Data, Imaging, Dementia and a tour of the Ann Rowling Neurology Clinic. This...

Candidate for General Council Assessor to the University Court

Statement on Court Assessor Election

As only one valid nomination was received for the one available position of Court Assessor no election will be required.  Accordingly the sole...

February 2017’s Half-Yearly Meeting and Lunch took place on Saturday 18 February 2017 in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.  A Reception and Lunch was held in the historic and impressive setting of the Playfair Library Hall at 12.30pm and after lunch members were entertained by a talk...