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History

The History Society is one of LSE’s most enthusiastic and active societies. We organise various trips, and socials, as well as hosting talks from leading academics.

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About us

The LSESU History Society is a very active and enthusiastic society at LSE. We are one of the friendliest groups on campus and welcome all students, whether you’re studying history or not! If you enjoy visiting famous historical cities, debating historical issues or just want to spend your time with a fun, social group of people – we’re the society for you.

The society is much more than a platform to discuss history. Our infamous social events mean that you will become part of a community that will stay with you throughout your time at LSE. As soon as you join, you’ll become part of our family scheme which will be invaluable to helping you settle in. We’ll also be collaborating with other societies on campus to pull of some unforgettable social events. We are so lucky to be studying in city that has a wealth of history. So, expect exclusive trips to sites, incredible speakers and of course our favourite – pub quiz nights!

This year we’ll be launching a comprehensive programme of new events, including a debate series where we’ll invite prolific speakers to go head to head to debate some of the greatest questions in history. The History Society will also be leading the charge in the fight to tackle systemic discrimination and promote equality on campus by launching a new lecture series dedicated to providing a platform for previously marginalized history. As such, there has never been a more important and exciting time to get involved.

But if our new programme of events and long list of social events aren’t enough to tempt you – we have more. Over the course of the year we will be organising networking events, career talks and training sessions in key skills to boost your career prospects. Once you’re a member, you will have access to a comprehensive programme of events that are sure to advance your personal development.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the family!

Membership

Purchasing a membership will provide you with access to all of our events throughout the year. This includes access to all of our high profile events, socials and networking sessions. The membership fee goes towards running these events and ensuring that they are delivered to the highest quality that is possible.

Events and Activities

Over the course of the year we host a wide number of events including:

  • High profile debates
  • Visits to historical cities and sites
  • Film screenings with TV historians
  • Subsidies theatre trips
  • Career and networking events
  • Training sessions in core skills
  • Pub quizzes
  • Pizza lunches with the department
  • Our famous pub crawl!

Contact Us

The committee is really excited to welcome new members to the society so we have created a dedicated WhatsApp group for new members to join and ask questions. We will update all new members on upcoming events, meetings and Give it a Go sessions closer to the time.