Welcome to PhilSoc

Where observation might be abundant indeed, but hardly sound.

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 2021!

Here are our welcome week events for this year.


13.00-14.00pm: Meet the Society (Online)

17.30-19.00pm: The Trial of Socrates @ Dining Room, Teviot (In-Person)


16.00-18.00pm: Philosophy Walking Tour of Edinburgh (In-Person)


21.00-22.30pm: Discussion Group – Coming of Age @ Study, Teviot (In-Person)


13.00-15.00pm: Platonic Speed Dating (Online)

21.00-22.30pm: Platonic Speed Dating @ Dining Room, Teviot (In-Person)


18.00pm: PPLS Pub Quiz (Online)*

20.30pm: PPLS Pub Night (Online)*

Please note all in-person events are subject to moving online if restrictions change.