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Philosophy (Leeds University Philosophical Society)

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Committee 2018/19:

President: Maddie Tarrant

Treasurer: Florine Stoner

Secretary: Abigail Wilde

Social Sec: Isaac Newman

Academic Rep: Ruby Hornsby

Sports Sec: Emily Dean


What we’re all about:

PhilSoc are committed to being a place where people interested in philosophy can get together, share ideas, debate and enjoy each others company. We want to discuss the things you’re really interested in and give you a chance to meet people who share your passion. We work hard to find a balance between being an academic and a social society. We host a range of events, from cheese and wine nights, to pub quizzes, secret nights out, workshops and otley runs.

Check out all our social media below for upcoming events!

Contact Information:


Instagram: @leedsphilsoc

Twitter: @PhilSocLeeds


Or alternatively, if you find one of the committee on facebook, you're welcome to message us with any questions on there! (We're all members of the PhilSoc facebook page!)


We’re all about mixing the academic with the social, so this year we’re planning regular cheese and wine evenings with your very own professors, panel debates with the stars of the philosophy world ft. the debate society, regular nights out, and what society would be complete without the odd Otley Run?!

Plans for the upcoming year include:

- continuation of our popular biweekly cheese and wine nights, followed by drinks at Terrace

- pub quizzes

- secret socials (a night out to a secret destination outside Leeds)

- workshops (e.g public speaking with Leeds ToastMasters)

- 'Life beyond a philosophy degree' series of talks

- Booze n board games nights

- Otley runs

- Christmas party


We have two 5-a-side football teams this year

There are facebook pages seperate to the PhilSoc general one where we post regularly with details of the training times and matches, so please join these if you are interested in playing sport with PhilSoc! If you can't find the pages, please message Emily Dean.


Buy membership to get a free PhilSoc t-shirt, entry to almost all our events, hear all the latest society news first and meet tons of new people

1 year - £15

2 years - £20

Lifetime - £25

Upcoming Events

Check out PhilSoc events on Facebook:

We are busy planning our Philosophy Society calendar for the upcoming year, so check back here to find out about all our exciting upcoming events, including; cheese and wine nights, workshops, pub quizzes, otley runs and secret nights out.

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

Upcoming Events: 9th October: Wine & Cheese Night with Dr Aaron Meskin (6:30-8pm). A small donation for £3 is asked for from non-members. 20th October: Festival Themed Otley Run (5:30pm at Woodies) 23rd October: Wine & Cheese Night with Dr Lea-Cecile Salje (6:30-8pm). A small donation for £3 is asked for from non-members. 6th November: Wine & Cheese Night with Dr Scott Shalkowski (6:30-8pm). A small donation for £3 is asked for from non-members.


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