Department of Philosophy

Philosophy student life

Nottingham campus and city

Nottingham is of course famous for its rich history and links with Robin Hood, but today you'll find a modern city that offers national and international venues for music, art, sport, nightlife festivals and food. 

Nottingham’s compact city centre and tram system make it easy to get around while the stunning countryside of the Peak District and other rural highlights is not far away.

University Park is an exceptionally green campus with gardens and lake, located only two miles from the city centre.

Laura Theobald (MA History) discusses student life at Nottingham from a postgraduate perspective.



The department has a thriving students' Philosophy Society.

According to the current committee, events organised by the society include visiting lectures, a philosophy magazine, coffee and philosophy,  socials, a residential and drink while you think debates! You can find out more about what PhilSoc get up to by visiting their Facebook page



Other Student Union clubs and societies

Our students are involved in a wide range of extra-curricular societies among the hundreds offered by the Students’ Union.



New Theatre

The Nottingham New Theatre is the only entirely student run theatre in the country and is very popular with our students.

The theatre stages an in-house production every week of term and a further 10 throughout the year in their emerging external season. They are unique in this respect, offering hundreds of on and off-stage roles

Notable alumni of the New Theatre include our graduate Theo James, who starred in the Hollywood blockbuster Divergence and as the ill-fated Mr Pamuk in Downton Abbey!

The New Theatre



New Theatre students talk about their collaboration with the Lakeside Arts Centre

Music City

Nottingham is the UK’s 'second most musical city' according to a Spotify survey.

Home to leading live music venues, a buzzing club scene, outdoor summer festivals and international orchestral and opera seasons - you will see why Nottingham is one of the country's acknowledged music capitals.

The Department of Music at the University has strong links with the three largest churches in the city - St Mary’sSt Barnabas and St Peter’s - these offer choral scholarships and there are opportunities for all students to apply for membership of the choirs. 

There are other performance activities at Nottingham, coordinated by Lakeside Arts Centre, the Department of Music and the two principal student music societies Mussoc and Blowsoc

Musical life at the University of Nottingham


Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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