College Assemblies

College Assemblies are part of the College General Education Programme. It is non-credit bearing. Full-time undergraduate students of Shaw College are required to attend at least THREE College Assemblies each term to fulfill the attendance requirement.

Unless otherwise stated, College Assemblies are held at Sir Run Run Shaw Hall or Lecture Theatre, Shaw College at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on Friday.

In 2019/20 academic year, the following Assemblies are offered.

Term 1

Date Theme Language Speaker
6 Sep 2019 Inauguration Assembly Cantonese*  
13 Sep 2019 When boys become girls: impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals to human and the environment
English Professor LEUNG Mei-yee Kenneth
20 Sep 2019 Let's see a doctor
Cantonese* Dr. LUK Chi-kwong David, Star of Shaw Awardee 2018
26 Sep 2019 (Wed)
17:00 - 19:00
The Shaw Prize Lecture in Life Science and Medicine 2019
Genome modification by natural and artificial DNA breaks
English Professor Maria JASIN, The Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine 2019
4 Oct 2019 Make a Wish Programme
Cantonese* Participants of "Make a Wish Programme"
11 Oct 2019 Learning from the heart Sutra in uncertain time
Cantonese* Professor LEUNG Yiu-kin Freedom
18 Oct 2019
17:00 - 18:30
Thirty years Hong Kong music world Cantonese* Mr. WONG Yiu-ming Anthony
1 Nov 2019 Searching for the fundamental structure of matter
Cantonese* Professor CHU Ming-chung
8 Nov 2019 Debate Competition
Cantonese* Shaw College Debating Team vs HKUST Cantonese Debating Team

Term 2

Date Theme Language Speaker
10 Jan 2020 34th Anniversary Ceremony Cantonese*  
17 Jan 2020 Becoming a monk in one’s twenties
Cantonese* Venerable Tsam Yuen
21 Jan 2020 (Tue)
17:00 - 19:00
Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture 2019/20
How Japan and China learned from each other from 600 A.D. to the present
English Professor Ezra VOGEL, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
21 Feb 2020
The importance of having our food made and grown locally
Cantonese* Mr. Joey LEUNG
6 Mar 2020
Stage reading
Cantonese* Shaw College Drama Club

* Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for non-Cantonese speakers

For attendance to be counted, participants of College Assemblies must first register online via the Registration and Attendance System. Click here for details.

College Assemblies in recent 2 years


Ms. Fiona HO / Ms. Fionna LAI
Tel: 3943 8538 / 3943 7354