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.

Welcome Week 2022!

Here are our Welcome Week events for this year. Welcome Week will run from Monday 12th to Friday 16th September this year! We’ll be confirming the date for our Andrew Mason Walking Tour soon, so keep an eye out for that!


18.30-20.00: The Trial of Socrates @ Debate Hall, Teviot


19.00-21.00: Discussion Group – The Philosophy of Punishment @ Old Bell Inn, Causewayside


18.00-19.00: Meet the Committee (with Pizza) @ George Square Gardens

21.30-23.00: Platonic Speed Dating @ Dining Room, Teviot


20.00-late: Logic Group Pub Social @ 32Below, W. Nicolson Street


13.00-15.00: PhilSoc Coffee Crawl, Meeting outside Teviot Row House