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


January 2024

‘?wat ech lettre signefie’: In celebration of the scholarship of Dr Margaret Laing
Keith Williamson (Edinburgh)

The lecture will be given at UCL; details TBD.

Please note that all ordinary meetings commence at 4:15pm. Members are welcome to come for tea at 3:45 pm.

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Funding & Bursaries

Information about funding support available from PhilSoc may be found here