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Department of Sociology


The Cambridge University Sociology Society (SocSoc) is the student-led and University-wide society of the Department of Sociology. Working closely with the Department of Sociology itself, SocSoc seeks to connect Sociology enthusiasts across the University, from undergraduates to academics, creating a social and academic space for those interested in Sociology across all disciplines and levels of study.

Want to Get Involved?

SocSoc holds regular events and socials, ranging from clothing swaps to speaker events, ensuring broad inclusion and appeal. SocSoc updates and details for events can be found on their Instagram, Facebook, via their mailing list, and the SocSoc WhatsApp groupchat.

SocSoc also hosts and publishes a journal, which always welcomes submissions on sociological matters and concepts. For more information regarding current calls for submissions, check the SocSoc social media channels. All enquiries should come to the SocSoc committee in the first instance at

We open committee applications for each academic year but there is scope to get involved with the society throughout the year if you wish. We also regularly host collaborations with other university societies, and welcome guest speakers every term. If you want to get involved with the society in any way, collaborate with us, or host an event with us please get in touch via our Instagram Direct Messages @camsocsoc or by emailing

  Find more details of past Soc Soc events below:

Lent 2024


SocSoc Study Support Groups launched, offering dissertation and general group study sessions.

Discussion Group on "What Is To Be Done? Struggle & Resistance in the 21st Century”.

The Big SocSoc Fundraiser (for the benefit of Cambridge Community Kitchen.)

A Night at the Theatre. Discounted Viewing of 'Fairview' at the ADC Theatre available for all SocSoc Members.

Sips & Sociology. A mid-term social for term respite and informal discussion.

SocSoc Swap Shop, in collaboration with Lucy Cavendish Sustainability & More.  

Spoken Word Night in collaboration with A New Perspective & More.

In Conversation with... Julian Go. The SocSoc speaker series continues with an exciting opportunity to hear from Professor Julian Go, who is also speaking as part of the Department of Sociology lunchtime seminar series.

Michaelmas 2023

SocSoc Social

    SocSoc hosted their first social where members got to meet the committee and get know each other in an informal, convivial atmosphere.

Sips & Sociology

    The Sips & Sociology series was launched, where members meet over coffee or drinks to have a chat about anything Sociological that may be of interest. Conversation ranges from everything from theoretical contentions to current affairs to dissertation discussions.

In Conversation With... Patricia Hill Collins

    The SocSoc speaker series for the year began with the esteemed Professor Patricia Hill Collins, who explored her work and upcoming publication before opening up the floor for fruitful and thrilling discussion.

SocSoc Swap Shop

    SocSoc hosted its first Swap Shop in collaboration with Fashion For All and Lucy Cav Sustainability. With the aim of creating opportunities for more considered approaches to consumption and clothing, the Swap Shop offered members the chance to swap unwanted garments for something 'new', and connect with others who share an interest in sustainable engagement with fashion.

A Night at the Movies

    The term ended with the first SocSoc first film screening, which was in this case Barry Jenkins' Moonlight (2016).