Billet Magazine

The Billet furnishes members with information about Statutory Half-Yearly Meetings, along with the Agenda and supporting papers and details about the regular post-meeting lunches and after-lunch speakers. More detailed information can be found here on the website at:

Billet is now published separately from Edit, the alumni magazine.  For the past two years Edit has been published annually in winter, but in 2017 it moved to a summer publication, to align better with the cycle of the academic year.  The electronic version of Edit is available online at, where you will find a new supplement each month, plus all the articles that are published in the annual printed magazine.

We hope that you enjoy this winter issue of Billet  containing the papers for the Half-Yearly Meeting to be held on Saturday 1 February 2020.

Wherever you are, we hope that we inspire you to reconnect with Edinburgh – you can do this by attending the General Council Half-Yearly Meetings in February and June and sending us your favourite student memories or connecting with us online.

Annex to the Billet

The Annex to the Billet contains additional material for each Half-Yearly Meeting, including communications from the University Court, full Standing Committee reports, a transcript of the presentation at the previous Meeting, and the Business Committee’s report to the previous Meeting, and in the Summer issue the Principal’s presentation on the Annual Report of the University to the General Council at the previous February Half-Yearly Meeting.

General Council members who wish to have a copy may collect the Annex from half-an-hour before the Meeting, or request it by post from:

Ms Alison MacLeary
General Council Office
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 2152

Annex Winter 2021

Archived issues:

Annex Summer 2020

Annex Winter 2020

Annex Summer 2019

Annex Winter 2019

Annex Summer 2018

Annex Winter 2018

Annex Summer 2017

Annex February 2017

Annex June 2016

Annex February 2016

Annex June 2015

Annex February 2015

Annex June 2014

Annex February 2014

Annex June 2013

Annex February 2013

Annex June 2012

Annex February 2012

Annex June 2011

Annex February 2011

Annex June 2010

Annex February 2010

Live stream of the General Council Half Yearly Event will be taking place on the 1st of February 2020 at 10.30am.