Effective Altruism Edinburgh

What is Effective Altruism?

Effective Altruism (EA) is a philosophy and international social movement which attempts to use reason and evidence to figure out how to do the most good in the world.

You can learn more about Effective Altruism on the Effective Altruism website. If you're interested in maximising the positive impact of your career, 80,000 Hours has a great guide.

About Us

We're a student-run group based at the University of Edinburgh, though we're also open to non-students. We aim to provide space for people in Edinburgh to learn more about Effective Altruism, help people gain the skills and knowledge they need to maximise their positive impact on the world, and build a supportive and fun EA community here in Edinburgh.


We're running a range of events throughout the year, including:

To get the latest news about upcoming events at EA Edinburgh and in the wider EA community, sign up to our mailing list. You can also subscribe to our events Google calendar. If you don't have Google calendar, you can subscribe via ical, or alternatively just view the calendar.


You can get in touch and keep up to date via: