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

Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Science Council will be held on Tuesday 30th June from 11.00am to 2.00pm in the Library of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA.

The following resolutions will be put to the Annual General Meeting.

  1. To approve the Minutes from the Ordinary General Meeting held on 19th March 2020.
  2. To receive and consider the Annual Report and Financial Statement for the year ending 31st December 2019.
  3. To approve the appointment of the Auditors.
  4. To approve authorisation for the Board to agree the remuneration of the Auditors.

All Members are welcome to attend. Register to attend.

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.

  • 11am to 2pm, Thursday 19th March 2020 (Royal Society of Biology, 1 Naoroji Street, WC1N 2JU)
  • 11am to 2pm, Thursday 29th October 2020 (Royal Society of Chemistry, London, W1J 0BA)

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.

How can my organisation vote on resolutions?

Members can vote on resolutions in two ways:

1. By attending the AGM in person; or

2. If no representative from a Member Body can attend, they can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. This means that a Member can appoint someone else who will be at the meeting (either a named individual or the chairman of the meeting) to vote on their behalf.  A named individual does not need to be an employee or member of the Member Body that is submitting the proxy vote. Members can:

direct the proxy how to vote

leave the proxy to vote as they think fit

The proxy form is circulated with the AGM agenda and papers. If you have any questions about voting by proxy or by email/post, please contact Oli O'Hanlon.

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