Many thanks to everyone who voted in the recent election. We would like to welcome Arron Ashton, David Houston, Candice Donnelly, Ario Santini and William Duncan to the Committee.
We are very pleased to have a really good mixture of younger and more mature members in the new intake. They will bring a range of new talents and experience to the Business Committee. This annual intake reinvigorates the Committee and creates new opportunities. It's also important to thank those who stood and didn't succeed this time. It's hoped they may consider standing again in the future.
The June 2018 Meeting will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 9 June 2018 in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Appleton Tower, George Square. There will be a free light buffet lunch beforehand, from 12.30, with an opportunity to see some of the IIG projects on display, and afterwards there will be a presentation on “A history of the University of Edinburgh Library through to a vision of its future” and Gavin McLachlan, Chief Information Officer and Librarian to the Library, will give a talk on lifelong learning and the use of digital technology in education.
What’s it about?
If you have ever graduated from the University of Edinburgh then you are a member of its General Council. This was set up a very long time ago (1858) to give all graduates a voice and a role in the life of the University. It keeps an eye on the University’s “well-being and prosperity” by interacting with it at many levels - academic, management and students. Importantly, it also elects the Chancellor and three independent members of Court, the governing body.
February 2018’s Half-Yearly Meeting and Lunch took place on Saturday 24 February 2018 in the meeting facilities of the recently refurbished McEwan Hall. The After-Lunch speaker was JJ Chalmers the TV Presenter and Invictus Games Medallist, who gave an impressive and really inspiring talk. Members also had a chance to view the magnificent ceiling in the newly restored auditorium and to look at the names of the donors who contributed to the renovations in the 'Pathway of Enlightenment'.
Scrolling Through Time