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. Every week we have a discussion group, a reading and film group, a guest lecture, and academic support. Whether you’re a full-time philosophy student or just peripherally interested, our society is bound to have something that’s just right for you.


Week 9 Events:

Please note: Academic Support times and location have changed this semester

Reading & Film Group
Monday, 20th March
Film: ‘Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (dir. Werner Herzog)
2.06, Appleton Tower (Map)

Discussion Group
Tuesday, 21st March
Topic: The Concept of Übermensch
The New Amphion, Teviot Row House (Map)

Academic Support
Wednesday, 22nd March
1:30 – 3:30pm
Dugald Stewart Building (DSB) Rm5.01

Thursday Lecture Cancelled

Dr Baldwin’s lecture tomorrow (Thursday, 23rd) has, sadly, been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenient.

PhilSoc PubQuiz

However, to make up for the lecture cancellation, PhilSoc has organised its annual PubQuiz, which will take place on Friday, 24th March!

Friday, 24 March 2017; 7.15 pm (until about 10 pm); Greenmantle Pub, 44 West Crosscauseway, EH8 9JP (Map)
What is the scope of your philosophical knowledge? Come find out at PhilSoc’s yearly PubQuiz! It’s free, and you have the opportunity to win a mystery prize.
There will
, of course, be some mandatory nerdy philosophical trivia to add some flair, but it won’t be solely about philosophy so do bring along friends and flatmates. Everybody’s welcome; philosopher to non-philosopher, drinker to non-drinker, pubquiz whiz to reluctant acquaintance. 

Check out the links below for more information about our Weekly Events this semester:

Our Reading and Film Group is every Monday evening.

Our Discussion Group is every Tuesday evening.

Our Academic Support Sessions are every Wednesday afternoon.

Our Lecture Series is every Thursday evening.

You can always find out more on our events page and on Facebook.