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What is Philosophy like at Newcastle University?

Why not join the student-run Philosophy Society? Here you can meet likeminded students through social activities. Newcastle University's Students' Union also offer a range of other clubs and societies. There are also opportunities to take part in intra-mural sports.

Watch to find out what our Philosophy students think about the degree and studying at Newcastle

The Philosophy Society

The Philosophy Society aims to create an engaging and inclusive space for anyone interested in philosophy. This is regardless of how familiar you are with the subject or what degree you study.

There are plenty of opportunities to meet other philosophically minded students, including:

  • our traditional 'Think & Drink' events
  • our cafe discussion groups (for all those existentialists out there)
  • pub quizzes
  • a diverse range of socials

Discussion always benefits from a diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints. Everyone is encouraged to get involved.

Find out more about the activities of the Philosophy Society on their Facebook page.

The Literary and Philosophical Society

Newcastle itself has a philosophical society you can join. The Lit & Phil is Newcastle’s ‘secret library’, open to all and free to explore and browse. Established in 1825, they are a hub of learning and enlightenment. Free building tours are available.

They also offer a regular programme of fascinating events including:

  • music
  • celebrity author evenings
  • theatre and storytelling
  • poetry reading
  • classes covering everything from bookbinding to Latin, fine art to creative writing

Learn more about The Lit & Phil

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“Newcastle lives up to its reputation for nightlife, but if that isn’t your thing there’s loads of other things going on. The city has a really interesting history, the Quayside is beautiful and there’s art galleries, theatres, cinemas, cafes and bookshops

Jennifer, Philosophy BA Honours