- About The Phil
“University is a place where one should play gracefully with ideas” – Stephen Fry, addressing the Phil in December 2010.
The backbone of The Phil is our weekly debates in the Chamber at 7.30pm on Thursdays during term. Guests speak alongside students in a format which produces a balance of knowledge, passion and oratory. Members of the audience are encouraged to engage with the debate by offering ‘Points of Information’ to the speakers.
The past year alone has seen guests as diverse as Sir Terry Pratchett, Philip ‘Doctor Death’ Nitschke, ex-Scientologist Mike Rinder and porn star Johnny Anglais grace our podium. Those interested in speaking can contact Rosalind at email@example.com