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! In 2017 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. As of the 2020 Society Awards we are proudly your Academic Society of the Year! We also had three individual winners and were a recognised as Highly Commended for the Spotlight Award. 

Be sure to find us on Facebook (@RoyalHollowayHistorySociety), Twitter (@HistSocRHUL), Instagram (historysocietyrhul), Snapchat (histsocrhul) and even our own new updated website (https://www.royalhollowayhistorysociety.com/) to find out how you can get involved. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the Society by email history@royalholloway.su. 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 4 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 Annual Tour and formal Boat Party along the Thames in the third term. In addition to these events we have had our own joint Ball with the Ballroom and Latin Society that has taken place during second term. In February we had a Prohibition Ball!

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. Again this year, we will be going to Ice Skating at Hampton Court for instance, while going away on tour in the Easter Holidays - Athens was our destination in 2019, and Rome for 2020 but we did not go because of obvious reasons.

We're also very interested in running smaller scale events such as Pub socials, casual chats, and fundraising to cater to everybody! We love collaborating with other societies to provide some extra special events!  We hope to see you there! Make sure to interact with us on social media

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. We have raised money for the Sam Beare Hospice, as well as had a 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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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
Paris Howells
Events Officer
Maximillian Swiniarski
Charlotte Bookham
Sophie Broad
Tour Officer
Daniel Acar
Tom Hale
Vice President
Patrick Ronan