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Date/TimeTitle of Event and VenueContact
RegularsEast Anglia

2nd Monday of each month, 7:30pm

The Alex Philosophy Club

Each discussion led by Peter Green, retired UEA philosophy lecturer.

The Alexandra Tavern, 16 Stafford St, Norwich

The Alexandra Tavern

01603 627772


1st & 3rd Mondays

Birmingham Philosophy Group
The Swan Inn, 278 Long Lane, B62 9JY

07580 215641

3rd Mon. of each
month, 7.30pm

Nottingham Philosophy Club
meets at 34 Waldeck Rd, Carrington, Nottingham NG5 2AF

Alan Geary
(0115) 962 2087

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month


Philosophy at Tricia's

The group has been running for 7 years. Contact via email.

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75


RegularsNorth East


Newcastle Philosophy Society

City centre, Newcastle



RegularsNorth West

1st Tues. of each
month, 7.30pm

Manchester Philosophy Group (discussion group)
Venue occasionally varies, but usually the Bridge Street Tavern, Bridge St, Manchester.

Bob Breckwoldt
0161 282 5466

Every Monday

Liverpool Philosophy Pub
The Brewery Pub, Berry Street, Liverpool.

Rob Lewis
0151 428 6685

2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am

Philosophy Cafe - Manchester

Venue: Manchester Art Gallery, Moseley Street, Manchester


Sue Nzilani


1st Thursday of each month, 7pm

Philosophy Forum

The Phil & Lit, Fisher Street Galleries, 18 Fisher Street, Carlisle CA3 8RH

Darren Harper



Frequent but irregular

Philosophy Café - Aberdeenshire


In conjunction with Aberdeenshire Libraries and Aberdeen University

Admission £3 (concessions £2)


RegularsSouth East

1st Wed. of each
month, 7pm

Philosophy For All - Kant's Cave.
Lecture, followed by discussion, followed by general socialising.
Venue: The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB.

Andrew Dodsworth
020 8802 5567

3rd Wed. of each
month, 7pm

Philosophy For All - Film Club.
Film followed by discussion.
Venue: The Two Chairmen pub, 39 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP (3 mins from St James Park tube sta, 10 mins from Westminster tube sta.)

Andrew Dodsworth
020 8802 5567

About once a month

London "Philosophy Now" Meetup Group

Pub meetings, talks and philosophy picnics.

Various venues, London

See website

Some Mondays, 7pm

(email for details)

Philosophical Society of England - London Group
Venue: The Jugged Hare, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London

Ben Basing


01923 510713 

Most Friday

The Croydon Philosophy Group
Readings & discussions of contemporary philosophy books.
(currently Douglas Hofstadter & Daniel Dennett'sThe Mind's I)

Pat Monteith
020 8656 2484

1st Sun. of each

South London Philosophy Circle
Talks and discussions.

Upstairs at the Draft House - Westbridge, 74-76 Battersea Park Road, London SW11



Last Wed. of each
month, 7pm

The London Practical Philosophy Group
Philosophical counselling, enquiry and more.
Venue TBA

Tim LeBon

Last Fri. of each
month, 7pm

Society for Existential Analysis Forum with speaker.
120 Belsize Lane, London NW3

Alexander Smith

1st Fri. of some
months, 6pm

Society for Applied Philosophy - First Friday Workshop
Rm 331, Senate House, Univ of London, Malet St, London WC1.

Phillip Cole
020 8362 6243


Pinner Philosophy Group
The Methodist Church, Love Lane, Pinner, Middlesex

Paul Skidmore
020 8863 8202

Mondays, fortnightly in term time

Aristotelian Society speaker meetings. Full details on the Society website: www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk


Last Weds. evening of each month


Kingston Philosophy Café

Venue: The Druid's Head pub, 3 The Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 1JT



One Monday evening a month, this varies.

Portsmouth Philosophy Book Club

Central Southsea.

The reading of which chapter or short book, or a Philosophy Now article, is disseminated prior to the next meeting, ready for in depth discussion. The group's been running for 11 years. Contact Rob




2nd Tuesday of every month

The Barnes Philosophy Club

A monthly meetup discussing philosophical ideas at The Bull's Head 


Mostly 2nd Tues. 8.00pm, some Sats. 2.00pm

West London Philosophy

Talks and Discussions. Check website for actual meeting dates

Charge to cover room hire costs

Venue: The Adelaide, 57 Park Rd, Teddington, TW11



1st three Sundays of each month, 7-9pm

The Philosophy Cabin

- we decide together what questions to discuss and which assumptions to interrogate.


Venue: Downstairs at the Hoxton Cabin, 132 Kingsland Street, London E2 8DP

Dr Bryn Williams


RegularsSouth West

1st Tues. of each
month, 7.30pm

Bath Philosophy Group, Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
16-18 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HP

Victor Suchar
01225 461606


Bristol Philosophy Circle
The Colston Arms pub, St Michael's Hill, Bristol BS4

Mrs M. Roden
0117 963 6779

1st Wed. of each

Burnham Philosophical Society
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

John Coombes
01278 784150

Alternate Weds.
in term time,

Gloucestershire Philosophical Society
Room HC203, Francis Close Hall, Univ. of Gloucestershire
Swindon Road, Cheltenham

Harry Cowen
01242 543243
orDan Watt

Most Fridays

Swindon Philosophical Society
The Arts Centre, Devizes Rd, Swindon

John Little
01793 619687

2nd Wednesday 7:30pm. most months

Exeter Philosophy Circle

Meets at the Palace Gate Centre, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter, EX1 1JA



Monthly, evenings

A Philosophy Reading Group (Online)


Contact Bee via the website


2nd Wed of each month,


Swansea Philosophy Café

Venue: 'Metro Student Bar' area of the Staff Dining Room, Metropolitan Univ of Swansea, Townhill Campus, Swansea SA2 8PZ

All welcome!

Roy Butler


3rd Tues. of each
month, 7.30pm

Philosophy Cafe Cardiff
The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff

Chris Groves
029 20483344

3rd Tues. of each
month, 7.30pm

Tintern Philosophy Circle
Talk followed by discussion. Entry £1
The Rose & Crown pub, Tintern

Hatti Pegram
01291 689928

Mondays, 4pm

Royal Institute of Philosophy - Cardiff Branch
Seminars - all are welcome!
Rm 1.49, Humanities Building, Cardiff University, Colum Drive, Cardiff

Dr Alex Miller
Philosophy, Cardiff Uni
029 2087 4025

Every Wed. in
termtime, 6pm

Lampeter Philosophy Colloquium
Guest Speakers every week!
Tucker Seminar Room 1, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter

David Cockburn
01570 424725

1st Thurs of each month, 7:30pm

Athroniaeth Abertawe / Swansea Philosophy

Upstairs at Noah's Yard Café/Bar, 38 Uplands Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0PG



2nd Friday 10am & Last Friday 7pm of each month 

Newport Philosophical Society

Venue: Philosophy Lounge and BookClub at UWN City Campus, Newport, Gwent

Mike Powell


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