Welcome to PhilSoc

The Philological Society (PhilSoc) was established in 1830 and  is the oldest learned society in Great Britain devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages. As well as encouraging all aspects of the study of language, PhilSoc has a particular interest in historical and comparative linguistics, and in the structure, development, and varieties of Modern English.

Next Meeting


February 2022

SPADE: Speech Across Dialects of English
Jane Stuart-Smith (Glasgow), Morgan Sonderegger (McGill), and Jeff Mielke (North Carolina State)

Remote meeting 4.15 pm GMT

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In memoriam James Noel Adams (1943–2021)

Funding & Bursaries

Information about funding support available from PhilSoc may be found here