Philosophy Society



  • Philosophy Society Standard Membership£12.00
  • Philosophy Society Term 1 Membership£5.00
  • Philosophy Society Associate Membership£12.00

About Us

Who are we?

PhilSoc is one of the most active academic societies within the university, with many members studying a variety of different subjects – anyone can be a PhilSoc member!

Always check our social media accounts for the latest news on society events and feel free to DM us with any questions. We're always happy to answer you :)

Facebook: @exeterphilsoc

Instagram: @exeterphilsoc

Notion Facebook: @PhilSocNotion


What are our aims?

  1. Community – To provide a friendly environment for students to bond over their shared interest in philosophy, no matter what subject they study. 
  2. Passion – To offer opportunities to philosophy lovers to showcase their passion for the subject, such as through our magazine Notion.
  3. Balance – To maintain a balance between the academic and the social side of philosophy in a very relaxed and informal setting.


What do we do?


Every week we alternate between running an academic event – Philosophy on Tap – and a non-academic social. Our 'Phil on Tap' talks are held at The Ship Inn in Exeter’s city centre where a guest speaker (or a member) will deliver a talk on a philosophical topic, from Philosophy and Science Fiction to My brain made me do it to Was Socrates Gay? (and PhilSoc members get 20% off drinks!) This is a great way to interact with philosophy in a relaxed setting, whether you study the subject or not!

The non-academic socials include Boozy Bowling, Pub Crawls, the Firehouse Pub Quiz, the Board Game Bar, and day trips to Exmouth beach! We also are planning to host joint socials with other academic societies. At the end of each term we will have our entertaining dinners starting with the Winter Ball this December! On top of all this we release new stash every term – including sweatshirts, t-shirts, caps… the list goes on!


PhilSoc has its own magazine, Notion, where PhilSoc members can showcase their passion for philosophy and submit entries to be published! You’ll have the option to join the Notion team (don’t worry – there’s no minimum requirement for submissions!) and put forward essays, responses to Philosophy on Tap talks, and other philosophy-inspired creative pieces like artwork and videos, all which are published online.


To truly maintain a balance between academic and non-academic activities, we also have intramural mixed Netball and Football teams. Every week these sports teams will play in matches against other societies in an informal, fun way! This also enables the sense of community within the PhilSoc (that we strive towards) to be strengthened immensely.


President: Zamir Kadodia

Vice President: Tom Sard

Social Secretary: Jess Leech

Treasurer: Harley Labbett

Publicity Officer: Lucy Mitchell

Sports Secretary: Dan Hepburn

Director of Notion: Zain Ahmad



Committee Members


Director of Notion



Social Secretary

Sports Secretary


Vice President



All Events

Philosophy on Tap: Did we kill the Neanderthals?
21st October 7pm - 10pm
The Ship Inn
Join us for our academic event this week where Adrian Currie will be giving a talk called 'Did we kill the Neanderthals?'
Philosophy on Tap: 'My brain made me do it'
4th November 7pm - 10pm
The Ship Inn
Join us in the Ship for our academic event where Sam Wilkinson shall be delivering a talk called: 'My brain made me do it: on the relationship between mental illness and moral responsibility.'
Philosophy and Theology Winter Ball
8th December 6:30pm - midnight
Reed Hall
Join us for our first Winter Ball in 2 years! It will be held at the beautiful Reed Hall on campus. The theme is black tie and masquerade ball; arrival is from 18:30, and the first course will be served at 19:00. Tickets are first come first serve!
Philosophy and Theology Winter Ball After Party
8th December 11:30pm - 3am
John Gandys
Whether you attended the Winter Ball or not everyone is invited to our After Party held at John Gandys (upstairs) later on in the evening! If you are coming from Reed Hall we are getting the campus night bus into town to ensure everybody is safe.
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Philosophy on Tap: Did we kill the Neanderthals?
21st October
The Ship Inn
Join us for our academic event this week where Adrian Currie will be giving a talk called 'Did we kill the Neanderthals?'

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Products / Tickets

  • Freshers’ Fair T-Shirts - Small£6.00
  • Freshers’ Fair T-Shirts - Medium£6.00
  • Freshers’ Fair T-shirts - Large£6.00
  • Intramural Mens' 6-aside Football Membership£5.00
  • Intramural Mixed Netball Membership£8.00
  • Philosophy on Tap: Did we kill the Neanderthals? Thu 21 Oct 2021 - General£0.00
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