Welcome to PhilSoc

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh Philosophy Society. Our goal is to make philosophy accessible and interesting, to create safe spaces for people to learn about and discuss philosophy, and to expand their horizons. We host five regular events every week, as well as a library, journal, PhilPALs, socials, and more. Check our About page for more info.

Whether you’re a full-time philosophy student or just a fellow lover of knowledge, our society is bound to have something that’s just right for you. For the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year, all our events are free. We urge you to purchase membership on our EUSA page to show support for the work we do. Our community is centered around our Discord server and our Facebook page. We also send out a weekly newsletter with announcements and events. We also have a Twitter and Instagram.

Welcome Week 2020!

Here are our welcome week events for this year. All events are held online over Zoom or Discord.
*PPLS Student Societies initiative – joint event with PsychSoc, LingSoc, and CogSciSoc

Tuesday, 15 September
Meet the Committee – 11am and 7pm

Wednesday, 16 September
Platonic Speed Dating – 11am and 7pm

Thursday, 17 September
Discussion Group: What is Philosophy? – 3pm

Friday, 18 September
PPLS Online Pub Quiz* – 11am and 7pm
Logic Group: Strange Phenomena – 7pm

Tuesday, 22 September
Minecraft Takeover – All Day

Wednesday, 23 September
Skribbl.io Takeover – 11am and 7pm

Friday, 25 September
PPLS Platonic Speed Dating* – 11am and 7pm