The Royal Holloway Philosophy Society was formed in 2014 to give all students at Royal Holloway the opportunity to philosophise. Philosophy in Greek, means ‘love of wisdom’ and encompasses a wide variety of branches of thought. From Logic, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Ethics, Legal to Political and Social thought. The society aims to discuss and simplify the many complex ideas and theories. The society has had strong links with the PIR and Classics department, as well as other philosophy societies based in the University of London, specifically King’s College. The society has previously held a regular reading group at the Bee Hive pub in Egham, a weeklong event dedicated to the Stoic tradition and regular talks given by guest lecturers from around the world. The society plans to expand its services for the academic year of 2015/16 to include workshops on contemporary issues such as the relationship between Mind and World and Philosophers such as Kant to Hegel.
Philosophy doesn't have to be too serious! Join us for weekly socials, usually pub crawls ending at the SU.
We also provide "study" sessions once a week: if you are having any troubles or just want to discuss anything in particular with like-minded people, come along!
However, what we really want to achieve is to create a group of people that enjoy being together, so we are open to any suggestions: you are the society!
Guest Lecture Series:
Lectures given by external speakers with complimentary wine reception. We have previously had speakers from the Universities of Oxford, LSE, Reading, Toronto, Charles Sturt and Kingston. Topics ranged from Freud to Hume, Pragmatist Cognitivism to religion.