Alumni Services

General Council Meeting and Lunch

Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, will present his Annual Report at the next General Council Half-Yearly Meeting on 16 February.

Taking place in the newly refurbished School of Law in Old College, members will also have the chance to tour the reinvigrated building before the meeting.


John Cairns

The formal proceedings will be livestreamed on the General Council website, and the meeting will be followed by a reception and lunch in the iconic Playfair Library.

The after-lunch speaker will be John W. Cairns, the University's Professor of Civil Law, who will give a fascinating account of the history of Old College Quad.

Further details and reservations

Further information and details of how to register can also be found in the winter 2019 edition of Billet.


Members and friends who are unable to join us at the School of Law can still take part.

Online questions are invited by email - send your questions to for a chance to have it answered on the day.

Highlights of both the morning meeting and the after-lunch talk will be available to view in the media section of the General Council website:

Related links

The General Council