Freshers' Week Events 2014
Societies' Fair 2014
Philosophy Society will be at the EUSA Societies Fair on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th September; 11am until 4pm; The Pleasance. Come and visit us at our stall in the Trust Upper Hall.
PPLS Societies Meet and Greet
Thursday 11th September; 5pm until 6:30pm; Appleton Tower Concourse.
A major event for all PPLS Freshers', this is a great chance to meet new people on your course, and learn about what to expect from older students. The PhilSoc committee will be holding a talk on 'How to Get the Most out of Philosophy'. Refreshments Provided.
Introduction to PhilSoc
Friday 12th September; 3pm until 3:30pm; DSB Room 1.20.
A chance to meet each of the PPLS academic societies and find out about what we do during the year; LangSoc (2:30-3pm), PhilSoc (3-3:30pm), and Psychsoc (3:30-4pm). This is also an opportunity to sign up for membership if you didn't catch us at Freshers' Fair.
This will be followed by an Introduction to the PhilSoc Library at 3:45pm.
Freshers' Week Debate
Friday 12th September, Location TBC; 6:30pm until 8pm.
Topic: The Nature of the State
Do you enjoy i) drinking, ii) philosophical discussion, or iii) all of the above? If you answered 'yes' to i), ii) or iii) then come to the Annual Fresher's Week PhilSoc Debate. The debate involved stimulating group discussion, followed by the chance to try out your debating skills in an open-mic debate. We assume NO previous knowledge of the topic.
Freshers' Week Party
Sunday 14th September; The Moo Bar, Meadows; 8pm until late.
'Go home, Socrates; you're drunk!' (Phaedo 73a-b). Round off your Freshers' Week with PhilSoc's annual Freshers' Week Party. We have the whole upper room of the pub with a private bar. Philosophical banter may ensue! This will be the LAST opportunity to buy PhilSoc memberhsip for the reduced price of £5 (£7 thereafter).
PhilSoc assumes NO previous knowledge of the subject and students from all disciplines are welcome.
Our lecture series attracts choice scholars from all over the world. Notable past speakers include Simon Blackburn, Daniel Dennett, Thomas Pogge, Richard Swinburn, Timothy Williamson, and Ernest Sosa.
Our reading and discussion groups offer a friendly and informal context in which to chat and discuss philosophical issues. We run regular academic support sessions during the term to provide peer support for philosophy students.
We also have a society library in the Dugald Stewart Building. Especially keen students are encouraged to submit articles to our forthcoming academic journal. Well sell PhilSoc hoodies and t-shirts each semester.
If you have any questions, or want to know what PhiSoc is like, pop-in to any of our regular weekly events or send us an email.
PhilSoc in Photography
Membership costs £7 annually (£5 until the end of Freshers' Week) which grants you access to our discussion groups, reading groups, guest lecture series, social events, library, and reduced prices on society clothing.
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.