English Literature


About Us

English Literature Society is an open and inclusive society for anyone with a passion for reading. English students and those from other disciplines are equally welcomed, and the society aims to be a space for likeminded literature lovers to meet. Events such as book club meetings, literature quizzes, book swaps, open mic readings, and pub nights mean that there’s something for every bookworm in English Literature Society. 


Simply put, if you like books, we like you. Join us and you’ll be part of the most bad-ass gang on campus; the smartest, funniest, most interesting of all societies. 



A year’s membership is £4. This goes towards the running of the club, and gives you access to our weekly events.  


The price is equivalent to a cup of coffee from COTS, so we think this is a reasonable ask for a year of book-loving fun!


Events and Activities

Over the next year, taking into consideration government guidelines and general common sense, we will hopefully be offering the following: 


  • Book club meetings. With member’s suggestions, we hope to build a book club in which students can enjoy non-set, non-stressful reading, and meet to discuss our thoughts and feelings. 

  • Pub nights. Pints and poetry, anyone?

  • Open mic readings. Trips to bars to read some angsty unrequited love poems you wrote last week with your pals egging you on is always a good way to unwind.

  • Quizzes. Do you know your Bronte from your Austen? This is a non-judgement zone, we promise...

  • Book blind dates. Book swaps are a brilliant way to get good reading for free whilst forcing your friends to read your favourites. 


More events include fundraisers, bookshop crawls, book crafts, reading sessions in Windsor park, and creative writing competitions. 


Contact Us

If you’d like to get involved or have any questions, send us an email at englishliterature@royalholloway.su, or ping us a message on Instagram (@rhul_litsoc). 

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  • English Literature Standard membership£4.00
Kiera Beasley
Abra Heritage
Ananya Krishna