Welcome to PhilSoc

Edinburgh … Where observation might be abundant indeed, but hardly sound.

George Eliot

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. We urge you to purchase a membership on our EUSA page to show support for the work we do. Our community is centred 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.

You can find this year’s PhilSoc Guide To Edinburgh here:

Guide to Edinburgh Student Life v2


Welcome Back Week for students returning in Semester 2 will run from 9th-15th January 2023! We’ll be running the following events during this week to get back into the swing of things:

Monday 9th: 12.00, Coffee Crawl, meeting @ Uplands Roast (On the Meadows)

Tuesday 10th: 19.00, Discussion Group on the Philosophy of Music, @ Old Bell Inn

Wednesday 11th: 14.00, The Andrew Mason Walking Tour, hosted by Alasdair Richmond meeting outside the Dugald Stewart Building

Friday 12th/Weekend: Pub Social, Details TBC.



Here’s our schedule of regular events for the year. You can find more detail about each of our events here. We’ll also be running other events at other times in the week, details for which will be released in our newsletter and on our Social Media, so be sure to keep up to date via our LinkTree!


19.00-20.00: Logic Group @ Balcony Room, Teviot


19.00-22.00: Discussion Group @ Old Bell Inn, Causewayside


Other Fun Stuff!


18.30-19.30: Lecture Series @ Depends, sign up to our newsletter to keep updated!


Socials! @ Basically wherever, stay tuned!

2023/24 Committee: Back Row (L-R): Richard Yining Fan, Elle Rux-Burton, Aria Lindfield, Rasmus Løvschal, Henry Mobius, Gunnar Enlow, Chloe Perry, Rory Smith. Front Row (L-R): Evie Gazet, Yuyi He, Margo Li, Caitlin Barnard, Isabelle Woodcock, Maja Longfors, James Ternent, Leo Ding.