The Philological Society is the oldest learned society in Great Britain devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages. It is a...
The Philological Society is the oldest learned society in Great Britain devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages. It is also a registered charity. It was established in its present form in 1842, consisting partly of members of a society of the same name established at the University of London in 1830 'to investigate and promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of languages'. As well as encouraging all aspects of the study of language, PhilSoc has a particular interest in historical and comparative linguistics, and maintains its traditional interest in the structure, development, and varieties of Modern English. More information can be found on our website (www.philsoc.org.uk), our blog (blog.philsoc.org.uk), or on social media (facebook.com/PhilSocUK, @PhilSocUK). The video hosted here are recordings of talks given at regular meetings of the Society and of other activities hosted or sponsored by PhilSoc.