The History Society is dedicated to serving all your academic and social needs, through regular events, trips, volunteering and careers guidance. We have a strong working relationship with the History Department who provide us with organisational support and funding. We welcome all students, so whether History is part of your degree, a passion of yours or merely a casual interest we'd be happy to have you! 

We have gone from strength to strength over the past few years. We were awarded RHUL's Society of the Year in 2016 and are one of the largest student led groups on campus! Last year we were presented with the ‘Community Shield’ which recognised our outstanding contribution to the local community. This year’s committee is as committed as ever, and we look forward to showing you all that we have in store for you this academic year.

Be sure to find us on Facebook (@RoyalHollowayHistorySociety), Twitter (@HistSocRHUL), Instagram (historysocietyrhul), and our brand-new Snapchat account (histsocrhul) and even our own website ( to find out how you can get involved. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the Society by email The rest, as they say, will be history!


The History Society combines a love of history with a lively social calendar. The History Society is primarily a social society with a variety of pub-crawls, balls and film nights throughout the year. We traditionally have 3 big social events over the year; our 1940s themed Blitz Ball in the first term, our formal annual dinner in the second term and our formal Boat Party along the Thames in the third term. In addition to these events, we are also planning a brand new large-scale event that the 2017 committee is particularly excited about - our very own Masquerade Ball that will take place in the second term.

We are also looking to provide a number of trips and talks to enrich your experience of history at Royal Holloway, including trips to historical sites and museums and inviting guest speakers, beginning on 5th October when we (together with the PIR society) will have the privilege of having a Holocaust survivor come to speak at Royal Holloway

We're also very interested in running smaller scale, reg its base and looking forward to collaborating with other societies to provide some extra special events!  We hope to see you there! 

Volunteering, Careers & Charity

Alongside the plethora of events we’re planning, the Society is also committed to your academic and pastoral needs, as well as helping to improve your CV with all of our career, volunteering and charity opportunities. This year we look forward to raising money for the Sam Beare Hospice, as well as continuing our relationship with the Magna Carta School with our mentoring scheme and Egham Museum. We also have numerous history-centred career events throughout the year to aid your future prospects.

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  • History Standard Membership£7.00

Student Opportunities

  • Student Opportunities Membership 1 Year£8.00
  • Student Opportunities Membership 2 Year£21.00
  • Student Opportunities Membership 3 Year£30.00
Communications Officer
Jasmine Sharland
Events Officer
Katy Murray
Keiran Bateman
Ellie Gipp
Tour Officer
Chloe Storer
Eloise Babbs
Vice President
Sam Stephenson