Philosophy Society


  • Philosophy Society Academic Year Student Membership£5.00
  • Philosophy Society Semester Two Membership£1.00

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Founded in 1871, Philosophy Society is a lively and active academic society which aims to promote the study of philosophy throughout the university. We run five regular events every week including guest lectures, discussion groups, reading groups, logic groups, and a book club, in addition to bi-weekly socials. We also run the academic support scheme PhilPALs and are one of the founding member societies in the PPLS Student Societies group and the Scotland and North East England Philosophy Association. We maintain a society library in the Dugald Stewart building and publish the academic philosophy journal PENSE. Our lecture series attracts leading names in philosophy from all over the world, last year including talks from Simon Blackburn and Timothy Williamson, while our lively discussion groups offer a friendly and informal context in which to chat and discuss philosophical issues. The society assumes no previous knowledge and actively encourages students from a wide range of academic disciplines to come along and get involved in any way that they would like to.

Department Liaison Officer
Jose Neira
Discussion Group Organiser
Annika Cleland-Hura
Niya Ivanova
Equity and Diversity Officer
Deniz Yalcin
First-Year Representative
Frej Akerstrom
Kelsey Wengert
Journal Editor
Will Penkethman-Carr
Lara Slyce
Lecture Organiser
Joe Rosie
Nathan Zou
Marketing Officer
Monika Zon
Ordinary Member
Amy Alexander
Sam Enright
Andrej Gregus
Lorna Modeen
Will Penkethman-Carr
Mary Peterson
Joe Rosie
PhilPALs Co-ordinator
Max Ekstrand
Claes Soerensen
Post-Grad Representative
Andrew Zelny
Siena Wotherspoon
Nathan Zou
Proceedings Organiser
Matthew McClure
Reading Group Organiser
Arian Eshtehardian Karsbrink
Elina Turner
Monika Zon
Social Secretary
Henrik Longva Stavdal
Sophie Williams
Matthew McClure