Linguistics Society

We are a society for the appreciation, study and conversation of language science. We provide a forum for linguistics that extends beyond the classroom to provide support, friendship, and community.


  • Linguistics Society Mailing List£0.00
  • Linguistics Society Semester One Membership 2020/21 Academic Year£0.00
  • 2020 Risk Assessment

    28 Apr 2020

    LingSoc's risk assessment for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • LingSoc Constitution November 2019

    06 Nov 2019

    The most up-to-date version of the Linguistics Society's Constitution. This reflects a drastic re-writing of the Constitution, and all members are encouraged to give it a read.

  • Updated 2019 2020 Risk Assessment

    22 Oct 2019

    Risk Assessment for 2019-2020, with updates for issues related to illicit drug use

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Due to the safety measures imposed in the course of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for the time being, all of our events will be offered virtually. We will try to provide the best possible experience to our members but know that under the current circumstances, this can only be achieved to a certain degree. Membership for semester one will be free of charge.


Welcome to LingSoc: The Edinburgh University Linguistics Society—a society for the appreciation, study, and conversation of language science. We aim to provide a forum for linguistics that extends beyond the classroom to offer support, friendship, and community.
LingSoc’s event calendar stretches over all eleven weeks of each semester, with loads of amazing events. Our academic talks feature renowned guests from home and abroad, invited to present their most exciting research (and join us in the pub afterwards). Our society socials are a fun and casual opportunity to immerse yourself into one of the most welcoming student communities on campus. Guided paper discussions give you the chance to debate and engage with current research. Our very own peer-support scheme, FamiLing, holds a weekly two-hour session to help first-year students make the most of their studies.
Are you a linguistics student or just a language enthusiast? Just drop by at one of our events, we are always excited to welcome new faces into our community!


PS: Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list (for FREE) and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to never miss an event!

Cliodhna Hughes
Michael Goessler
Social Secretary
Ece Kucuk
Alex Popescu
Talk Organizer
Angel Garmpi
Reka Siro
Vice President
Aaron Merriel
Web Master
George Sakr