Spring General Meeting May 2018

Date11 May 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time13:00
End Time22:00
TypeOfficial meetings



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Whilst we endeavour to provide a 'gold standard' service to all course participants, if you are registering less than 72 hours before the start of the event, you should be aware that some materials may not be readily available on the day and we may contact you with regards to catering arrangements.

Before you begin your online booking:

  • Please Register online your SGM attendance / apologies by 11 April 2018
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Fellowship Ceremony

The College’s Fellowship ceremonies are an opportunity for all new Fellows to receive their certificate from the President. This takes place at the Spring General Meeting and includes several events: the William Pickles Lecture based on a topic related to education, a business meeting and presentation of Awards and Fellowships.

Ceremony Name Date Venue
Spring General Meeting Friday 11 May 2018 RCGP Headquarters
30 Euston Square

Provisional SGM Timetable (all times are approximate)

Timings Event


Gown Collection and Official Photography studio opens


A College Fellowship gown is worn for the ceremonies (mortar hats/caps are not required).

There will be a photography studio for individual or group photos. During the ceremonies, photos will be taken of each Fellow receiving the scroll from the President.

Booking links:

14:15 – 14:45
Euston Room, Fifth Floor 

SGM Business

Formal approval of College Fellows and Honorary Fellows and any changes to the College Byelaws will also take place.

Only College Members may vote in this meeting.  The agenda will be available on the RCGP website from mid-March

15:00 – 15:45

William Pickles Lecture by Professor Robert McKinley, Professor of Education in General Practice at Keele University School of Medicine

15:45 – 16:15
Lower ground area 


16:15 – 17:30

Awards and Fellowship Ceremony  
Presentation of College Awards and New Fellowships by the President

17:30 – 18:30 
Lower ground area 

All guests invited 

18:30 (for 18:45) – 22:00
State Rooms, Fifth Floor 

Optional Awards and New Fellows Dinner

What happens during the Fellowship and Awards Ceremony?

  • Please arrive one hour before the start of the ceremony.
  • The Ceremony will begin with the procession of the mace.
  • The President will make a welcome speech and the ceremony will begin with the presentation of College awards.
  • New Fellows are seated in alphabetical order
  • Your guests may sit in any of the non-reserved seats in the Auditorium.
  • At the presentation of Fellowships, your citation will be read and you will be presented with your certificate on stage by the President.
  • The Ceremony is similar to a graduation event and normally takes about an hour.
  • Dress code - Business attire or traditional dress. 

Attendance costs:

  • The College will cover costs for each Fellow + 1 guest (use code: FREEGUEST at checkout)
  • Additional Guests (maximum of two): £25 per person (under 6s go free)*

*Please note there are no crèche facilities at the venue but children are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied at all times by an adult.

We cannot confirm yet whether there will be any additional guest tickets available for the Ceremony. Early booking will allow us to assess whether further guest tickets can be released later.

Special Requirements

Please note that the Auditorium is tiered and that there are steps up the stage.

If you or your guests have any specific access requirements, we would be grateful if you could notify us in advance.

Preparation of Citations and Guidance

All New Fellows are asked to submit a citation even if they are not planning to attend.

These citations help give the audience a flavour of the diverse careers of Fellows and are read out. The citations are also published in a booklet given on the day, and on the RCGP website.

Please add your citation in the online booking form (maximum of 50 words) using the third person and avoiding abbreviations. Professional citations normally do not include statements of religious or political beliefs, nor do they involve personal thanks. We know you are grateful to those who supported and we will make this clear at the ceremony, but the citation is about you and your achievements!

Your citation may be edited to ensure a consistency of style and clarity. Please remember that the citation will be read out and our reader must be comfortable reading the words you have written. Examples of recent citations can be found in the AGM Booklet (from page 22) on the RCGP website


The College has a limited number of study bedrooms. Please contact reception30es@searcys.co.uk  or 0208 453 4600 for further information.

How to get to RCGP, 30 Euston Square

The College is located on the boundary of Euston Road and Euston Square, 3 minutes’ walk from London Euston 5 minutes from Euston Square and 10 minutes from King's Cross/St Pancras.

Public car parking is available nearby, and there are cycle parking facilities on-site.


All payments must be made online. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Delta and Maestro. Please note that once this application is accepted, you will be liable for the charges, including cancellation charges.

Confirmation of your booking:

You will receive an email notification within 72 hours. If you have not heard from us, it is your responsibility to contact us.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

All cancellations must be made in writing to fellowshipceremony@rcgp.org.uk

A member of the team will acknowledge receipt of your e-mail within 48 hours.

The full cost of the tickets will be retained for cancellations made 10 working days before the meeting. Tickets are non-transferable.


RCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

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020 3188 7537/7534


Mayuri Patel or Kate Messent


RCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Get directions

Maximum capacity





020 3188 7537/7534

VenueRCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Maximum capacity200
Phone020 3188 7537/7534
ContactMayuri Patel or Kate Messent

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