The 221st lecture series

Season 2022/23

Our Members’ Newsletter can be viewed here.

The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow was founded in 1802, when the term ‘philosophy’ meant knowledge in the broadest sense. The Society provides stimulating lectures and discussion for members on a great diversity of topics.

We are nearing the end of our 2022/23 Session. We are pleased to say Lord Bew’s lecture, which is jointly with the British Academy, will now take place on 31st May. Details are below.

You can also see information and records of our previous speakers using the ‘Lectures’ tab and clicking on Past Lectures, and see the member trips planned in 2023 in the latest Members’ Newsletter, accessible from the ‘News’ tab

We are currently in the process of arranging speakers for 2023/24, our 222nd lecture series. See below for details of some of the exciting talks arranged so far.

If you are someone who enjoys learning about what is happening in the world around you, being introduced to new discoveries and exposed to new ideas, and are not already a member, then join us and expand your horizons!

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