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Welcome to the UCL Philosophy Society! 

The Philosophy Society is a departmental society which offers a community for everyone at UCL that has an interest in philosophy, whether you’re a philosophy student looking for challenging materials beyond the syllabus, or a complete beginner looking to explore philosophy for the first time. 



Socials: At the beginning of the first term, we will host our annual welcome event at the Duke of York pub! This will be a great opportunity for all to socialise over drinks and games, and we especially encourage the first-year cohort to come and meet each other! Throughout the year, will continue to hold socials such as movie nights and pub-meetups where people can enjoy discussing philosophy with likeminded individuals.

Academic eventsThese will take the form of debates, academic talks, reading groups and workshops. For those interested in their philosophical edification, they are a great opportunity to broaden their philosophical insights. We will aim to focus on areas of philosophies that are often overlooked by the syllabus so that everyone is able to learn something new!

Annual POLIS event: We also host the annual POLIS (Philosophers of London in Solidarity) conference in collaboration with an alliance of philosophy societies of London, including Birkbeck, SOAS, KCL, LSE, Royal Holloway, and NCH. In this conference, student of different research interests will gather and present their findings. This is a great opportunity to present your research to a wider audience and network and engage with philosophers from other universities! The website for POLIS:

The Bentham Digest Magazine: Lastly, we run UCL’s philosophy magazine, the Bentham Digest, which gives students an opportunity to publish their own philosophy works. You can expect the latest issue, Non-Western Philosophy, to be printed at the beginning of the first term. Soon after, the magazine will announce its next theme, and will be open to submissions! You can find the previous issues here:…

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International Students' Week Picnic and Hangout
24/09/2023 | 16:00 - 18:30