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 2022

The Origins of the Greek Verb
Andreas Willi (Oxford) in conversation with James Clackson (Cambridge)

Remote meeting at 4.15pm 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