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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







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...

The Summer Half-Yearly Meeting of the General Council will take place in Edinburgh at the Medical School, Little France during the afternoon of Saturday 10th June.  

A light buffet lunch will precede the formal business of the General Council which follows with an overview by the Head of...

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...