The Royal Holloway Philosophy society is a student-run society that was formed in 2014 with the purpose of promoting and fostering an extra-curricular environment for the study of philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. To this end, we host weekly symposia on a variety of philosophical topics, drawing from a diverse pool of philosophers. We also run an ‘aesthetics circle’ in collaboration with our own Dr David Preston, where we discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of three pieces of art suggested by the members of the group. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, and the event is open to anyone with an open heart and mind. Dispersed among these weekly activities we host lectures in collaboration with the department, each ending with a ritual visit to a local pub.


Join us for weekly socials including pub crawls, club nights, London art gallery tours, the symposium and our widely coveted Michelmas Ball. Only with the Philosophy Society will you ahcieve such a synthesis of culture and festivity.

Philosophers of London

We also work in close collaboration with the POLIS (Philosophers of London In Solidarity), a community of all the philosophy societies of London, to provide a truly city wide experience for our members which includes inter-university socials and lectures, publishing opportunities in student journals and the auspicious London Undergraduate Philosophy Confrence. 

Guest Lecture Series

We have previously had speakers from the Universities of Oxford, LSE, Reading, Toronto, Charles Sturt and Kingston. This year we are working in close collaboration with the Centre for Continental Philosophy, recently founded by our own Dr Henry Somers-Hall, to deliver our members groundbreaking guest lectures delivered by scholars from across the world. 

Contact us

You can contact us and get regular updates about our freshers and term events at:

Preferendum on UCU Industrial Action

This referendum (which will take the form of a 'preferendum' due to there being multiple voting options) relates to the motion below. This contemporary resolution was proposed by a majority of the Officer Group under Article 7 of the Students’ Union’s Constitution.

1 post is up for election.

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Officer Trustee Elections 2022

These Elections are for the full-time and part-time positions that make up the Students' Union Officer Team and School Reps. All students who are members of the Students' Union can vote in the elections.

10 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:39 on Sunday 13 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 14 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)

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  • Philosophy Standard Membership£1.00
George Williams
Jack White
Henry Harford
Vice President
Stephanie Ritzema