Annual General Meeting

The Science Council’s Annual General Meeting is a formal meeting of Member Bodies, providing them with an opportunity to hear from the Board on the work of the charity, progress on the strategy and plans for the future.

The business of the Annual General Meeting includes members’ receipt and consideration of the annual report and accounts of the Council, the appointment and determination of the remuneration of the auditors, announcement of new Board members, and any other business relating to the charity. When applicable, the business of the AGM will include the election of the President and the Elected Trustees.

Annual General Meeting 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Science Council was held on Monday 7th September 2020 from 11.00am to 2.00pm by teleconference.

Formal business of the Annual General Meeting included:

  1. To approve the Minutes from the Ordinary General Meeting held on 23rd October 2019.
  2. To receive and consider the Annual Report and Financial Statement for the year ending 31st December 2019.
  3. To approve the appointment and remuneration of the Auditors.
  4. To approve amendments to the Bylaws of the Council.
  5. To receive the results of the 2020 Trustee Election.

Other upcoming General Meetings

As per our Bylaws, in addition to the Annual General Meeting, the Board convenes at least one additional General Meeting per year. To provide Members with further opportunity to come together the Board will usually look to convene at least two General Meetings per year.

Who can attend a General Meeting?

All Member Bodies are welcome to attend and each Member is entitled to send two representatives.

Who can vote at a General Meeting?

All Member Bodies have the right to vote at on the resolutions at any General Meeting. Each Member has 1 vote.

Can I submit a question to the Board in advance of the Meeting?

The AGM is an opportunity for Members and the Board to discuss the charity's past performance and future prospects. To that end, the Board invites Members to provide feedback and comment to inform the charity's activities. However, if you would like to submit a question in advance of the Meeting because, for example, you are not able to attend in person, you can do so by emailing