Founded in 1871, Edinburgh PhilSoc is one of the oldest continuously running societies at the University of Edinburgh and is the largest and most active philosophy society in the UK. We aim to provide an environment for all students interested in philosophic investigation to discuss and learn from each other and from renowned philosophers through our lecture series, reading groups and discussion groups. Our lecture series last year attracted famous names in philosophy including Timothy Williamson and Simon Blackburn.
PhilSoc assumes NO previous knowledge of philosophy and we actively encourage both undergraduate and postgraduate students from a wide range of academic disciplines to come along and get involved in any way that would like to.
PhilSoc aptly complements the philosophy course at the University of Edinburgh, exposing students to a wide range of philosophic issues from both analytic and continental traditions.
We run four events every week throughout the semester including discussion groups (Monday, 7pm), reading groups (Tuesday, 7pm), Guest Lectures (Thursday, 6:15pm), as well as academic support sessions and copious socials.
Membership normally costs 7 pounds annually whichs grants you access to our discussion groups, reading groups, guest lecture series, socials, and library.
If you would like to join, come along to one of our events and find and a committee member who can help you sign up to our mailing list and give you a membership card. You can also join online through our EUSA profile:
For more information about joining the society or being added to the mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org