What is Philo?Founded in 1813, Philo is a student-run literary society that arranges and hosts free public events, teas, discussions, debates, exhibitions, and more. Come visit us in our historical Philo Halls on the 4th floor of College Hall!
Category Archives: Past Events
On March 12, 2013, the Philomathean Society welcomed Dr. Richard Dawkins, former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world’s most prominent evolutionary biologists and outspoken atheists, as our Annual Orator. … Continue reading
3 – 18 December, 2009 | 4th floor, College Hall The Philomathean Art Gallery presents… XXY: This Is Not Pornography Featuring the work of FNAR-283: The Body and Photography, Kalina Isato, and Professor Gabriel Martinez (Design) Opening Reception Thursday, December … Continue reading
9 September – 7 October, 2008 | 4th floor, College Hall The Philomathean Art Gallery presents HAPPY BIRTHDAY A solo exhibition featuring the work of Artie Vierkant Opening Reception Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 7:30 PM Come celebrate the opening of … Continue reading
THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY An Elizabethan comedy by Thomas Dekker, presented by the Philomathean Society in the Botanical Gardens of the University May 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1912. We haven’t found a synopsis, but it seemed to involve some great moustaches. … Continue reading
6PM Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Professor John DiIluio, entitled: “The (Permanent) Presidential Campaign: Who Will Win–and Will It Matter?” An audio recording of the lecture was made, subversively, … Continue reading
6PM Wednesday, November 7, 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture from Stacey Sobel, Esq., the Executive Director of Equality Advocates Pennsylvania (formerly the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights) and a Lecturer in … Continue reading
6PM January 31st 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Professor Robert Vitalis of the Political Science department entitled: “Race, Empire, and the Origins of American International Relations, or Why Do All the White … Continue reading
6PM February 7th 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., associate professor of music history and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, entitled “Can the Object Speak?: The … Continue reading
6PM February 20th, 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society held a multi-disciplinary symposium featuring: Dr. M. Susan Lindee (History & Sociology of Science, Author of Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima.) Dr. Ian … Continue reading
6 PM Thursday, February 21, 2008 | 4th Floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Prof. Elisabeth Camp entitled “BETWEEN THE LINES: Imagining Perspectives on Fiction and Life.” A subversive recording found its way to our website.