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 regular events every week, as well as a library, journal, 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 our PhilSoc Guide To Edinburgh here:

Guide to Edinburgh Student Life v3


Welcome Week in Semester 1 will run from 11th-15th September 2023! We’ll be running the following events during this week to get back into the swing of things:

Monday 11th: 19.00-21.00, Discussion Group on Who in the World am I?, meeting @ Old Bell Inn

Tuesday 12th: 18.00-19.00, Meet the Committee (Plus Pizza) @ George Square Gardens

Tuesday 12th: 21.00-23.00, Platonic Speed Dating @ Dining Room, Teviot

Wednesday 13th: 14.00-16.00, The Andrew Mason Walking Tour, hosted by Alasdair Richmond meeting outside 40 George Square

Thursday 14th: 20.30-22.30, Trial of Socrates @ Debate Hall, Teviot

Friday 15th: 19.30-22.00, Board game pub night @ 40GS room 9.10, Cross-Coursier Library

Saturday 16th: 12.00-15.00, Cafe Crawl, meeting @outside Teviot Row House

Sunday 17th: 18.30-21.00, Movie Night (Little Miss Sunshine) @Adam House Theatre


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!


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


18.30-19.30: Lecture Series @ Beehive Inn


Socials! Check out our socials page for the semester’s schedule

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.