THE 222ND LECTURE SERIES 2023-24
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.
As the 222nd season approaches its end, and we are now planning the lectures, member trips and events for next season, beginning in September 2024.
See below for details of the exciting line-up of speakers for the rest of our current season.
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!
- 06 Mar, 24Upcoming
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0n the 5th November 1802, three Glaswegian gentlemen, John Roberton, William Douglas, and Peter Nicholson, acting on behalf of a number of others in the city who were ‘interested in the prosperity of the Trades and Manufactures of their country’, and anxious for ‘the improvement of the Arts and Sciences’ ...Find out more
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Membership brings free access to all talks as well as other benefits. After each talk you can meet the lecturer and other society members over a glass of wine.
Membership brings free access to all talks as well as other benefits.
David Edgar’s original plays include Destiny (1976), Maydays (1973) and a series of plays about Europe in the wake of the cold war. Like his original plays, many of his…
Professor Hester ParrWhy we should think about the relationship between climate change and mental health in Scotland
Hester Parr is Professor of Human Geography at University of Glasgow and is an award-winning Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Academy of Social Science. Her research looks at…