Who are we?
Exeter 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 philosopher!
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What are our aims?
- Community – To provide a friendly environment for students to bond over their shared interest in Philosophy.
- Passion – To offer opportunities to Philosophy lovers to showcase their passion, such as through our magazine Notion.
- Balance – To maintain a balance between the academic and the social side of Philosophy in a very relaxed setting.
What do we do?
Every week we alternate between running an academic event – Philosophy & Wine – and a non-academic social. Philosophy & Wine is held at The Ship Inn in Exeter’s city-centre where a speaker will deliver a talk on a philosophical topic, from Philosophy and Science Fiction to What is a Romantic Relationship? (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, Photo Frenzy, 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 the Politics and Economics societies, as well as an exciting trip abroad to Amsterdam! 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 & Wine 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.
For more info feel free to get in touch with this year’s committee:
President: Timothy Hodges
Vice president: Tom Sard
Social Secretary: Jess Leech
Treasurer: James Gostick
Publicity Officer: Lucy Mitchell
Academic Officer: Taiga Clarke
Director of Notion: Zamir Kadodia