The University and Africa: Past, Present and Future
The next statutory half-yearly meeting for members of the General Council will be held in the McEwan Hall, Foyer 4 at 10.15am on Saturday June 15th 2019. Registration, tea and coffee will be available from 9.30am.
This meeting will be followed by a programme of events, open to General Council members and their guests, showcasing the University of Edinburgh’s engagement with Africa, past, present and future. The programme will run from 11.15 -3pm and will include a light buffet lunch and a musical interlude in the auditorium, giving participants the opportunity to move around this splendid space engaging with an array of exhibits. There will be formal presentations, a panel discussion, a film and an opportunity to engage with staff and students engaged in a range of important projects in Africa. To view the full programme please click here.
There will also be an opportunity to view your tile in the Pathway to Enlightenment. Liz Reilly, Development & Alumni's Director of Philanthropy and Donor Relations, will escort donors to see their tile during the lunchtime period. If you are interested in taking part, please register at reception on the day.
General Council Half Yearly Meetings are open to all General Council members and are free to attend. Those attending are asked to sign the Register on the day. If you would like to make a booking for the Africa Event please click here (Members are welcome to bring a guest to the open events which form part of these half yearly occasions i.e the programme and light lunch in June and the more formal lunch in February) - advance booking and pre-payment is required by Thursday 6 June 2019.
**Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed for promotional materials and for publication on the General Council website.**
Please advise if you have any specific access or dietary requirements