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Welcome to the Sussex History Society!

We are an academic society for anyone and everyone sharing an interest in history - be it studying history at Sussex or history enthusiasts beyond their degree subject. Becoming a member of the Sussex History Society will not only enhance your academic experience of Sussex, but also offer you a unique social experience with other like-minded history lovers. 

Sussex History Society caters for both the academic and social needs of our members with a wide range of events. We have academic events such as talks from guest and faculty members on historic topics, film screenings of movies interpreting and presenting history, trips abroad to places with interesting history and trips within the UK to museums and historic sites. On the social side, we hold events such as themed nights out, bar crawls, historically themed quizzes, alcohol-free socials such as the Brighton ghost-walk, fundraising events for charities and formal events such as balls.

Also, we are connected with the University of Sussex Undergraduate History Journal. This is a platform for students to showcase their work and enhance their editing skills. A link can be found to the latest edition on the right hand side. To become involved please don't hesitaate to contact us and we can connect you to the right people.

We have no fees for our members – that’s right folks membership is free to the Sussex History Society!

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We have a full-time Welfare & Inclusivity Representative who ensures all our events are available to anyone with an interest in attending. If you wish to contact her to ask any questions and request any provisions be made, please email Helenka Sanyal at: hs385@sussex.ac.uk

Hope to see you soon - Sussex History Society :) 


What we've been up to this year: 

Freshers Welcome White T-Shirt Social - 28/09/17

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Black History Month Film Screening: The Help - 16/10/17

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Cheese and Wine Night - 19/10/17

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Brighton Ghost Walk - 25/10/2017 


Ice Skating at the Pavilion - 22/11/17


'Dress as your favourite 20th Century decade' Social - 07/12/17


Previous Events:

Amsterdam Trip - 11/12/15 - 13/12/15 


Let's Get Quizzical... 16/2/16



History society have been awarded the silver development leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to develop themselves as a society, build on the successes and failures of previous years and offer new exciting opportunities for Sussex students.

History society have been awarded the bronze academic leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to promote extra-curricular academic activity to their members.

History society have been awarded the bronze social leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of the fun and engaging social activities they put on for their members.

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Activities Officer - Lucy Williams

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies Coordinator - Charlie Temperton

Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
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Activities Administrator (Societies) - Mike Wilkins

Email: mike.w@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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