PhilSoc Meetings

PhilSoc usually holds seven meetings each academic year, in October, November, January, February, March, May and June (AGM). At most meetings, a full paper is read; other meetings take the format of a thematic symposium. Regular meetings start at 4.15pm, with tea served to members and their guests from 3.45pm.  Significant announcements made at meetings are reported on the homepage of the Society's website.

All meetings will be held at 4:15pm UK time via Zoom, unless otherwise notified

PhilSoc welcomes proposals for papers to be read at meetings. Proposals should be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary (contact details on the Contact page). Papers may be on any topic falling within the scope of PhilSoc's interests, but speakers are asked to bear in mind that the audience will represent a wide range of linguistic interests, and papers should therefore be accessible to non-specialists.

May
07
2021

May 2021

Contact in the Past: how language contact has shaped our language and society
Tamsin Blaxter (Cambridge), Victoria Beatrix Fendel (Oxford), Jonathan Kasstan (Westminster), Robin Meyer (Lausanne)

Panel discussion (remote meeting)

Jun
12
2021

Lecture & AGM

A formal theory of idiolect and its forensic applications
Dr Andrea Nini (Manchester)