Prospective undergraduates


Find your people in our lively community of students-led societies and a wealth of events and opportunities.

HCA logos of the four student societies in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology

The University of Edinburgh is home to hundreds of different societies, which are organised through the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA). At the School of History, Classics & Archaeology our societies hold events regularly - which are a great way to meet new people and get involved in exciting student-run projects - and form the hub of our student community.

History Society

The History Society is one of the oldest and largest societies on campus, renowned for its welcoming spirit and social events for which it has won many awards. 

The History Society hosts guest lecturers, organises careers events, and works closely with the EUSA Liberation groups. It also hold regular social events from film screenings and karaoke to a black-tie Winter Ball. As well as all this, it runs an annual international trip and has five sports teams.

History Society

Classics Society

The Edinburgh University Classics welcomes everyone who has an interest in the Ancient World. The Society hosts a variety of socials, ranging from pub nights to staff-student events, symposiums and 'Hadrian’s Ball'. It also organises an international trip. The Society conducts outreach work at local schools through their Literacy Through Latin program and welcomes anyone with a basic knowledge of Latin to volunteer. Toga tying a speciality.

Classics Society

Archaeology Society

Fortune and glory! Archsoc welcomes everyone with an interest in archaeology and heritage to its academic and social events throughout the year. Try your hand at excavating, join them on trips to local heritage sites or any of their informal gatherings and annual socials for Halloween and Christmas. 


The Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project is made up of of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students of the University of Edinburgh and members of the Archaeology Society. The aim of EAOP is to to provide children in Edinburgh and it’s wider communities with free experience and insight into a subject that before may have been unavailable to them. 

ArchSoc EAOP


Retrospect is the University's student-led History, Classics and Archaeology journal. Whether you are interested in writing about your subject outside of your studies, or simply want to gain experience in writing, editing, designing or publishing, Retrospect is the place to be. The journal is published once a semester and runs an excellent calendar of socials and careers events.

Retrospect Journal

History and Games Society

The History and Games Society is the only society dedicated to examining and critically playing historical games. It holds events every month and collaborates with other groups, such as The History and Games Lab, to host playtests, guest seminars, workshops, and gaming events. 

History and Games Society