The Swedish British Society

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Welcome to the Swedish British Society

The Society was founded on 13th November 1919 at the instigation of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf. Archbishop Nathan Söderblom was elected President and Marcus Wallenberg Vice-president. 

Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Crown Princess Margareta (a grand-daughter of the English Queen Victoria), agreed to become Patrons. They both took a keen interest in the Society but, sadly, Crown Princess Margareta died in 1920. 

When the Crown Prince remarried in 1923, it was to another Englishwoman, Lady Louise Mountbatten, who continued to take a kindly interest in the Society until her death in 1965.

The Society’s aims were the furtherance of Swedish-British contact and cultural activities, and in addition to purely social occasions, lectures by distinguished visitors, amateur theatricals and exchanges of schoolchildren were regular features of the programme between the wars. 

Conversation classes were held from en early date, and there were lunches and bridge evenings. 

To learn more about us, please go to "A Brief History" above.

To see what we 've planned for the autumn, see under Autumn Programme above.

Next event


7th November, 6 p.m.

Valhallavägen 104 

We meet at the ‘Swe-Brit cinema’ to watch Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, filmed in 1993. 

Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson play Benedict and Beatrice, respectively. 

Suitable eats and drinks will be served at a suitable moment. 

Confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] by 4 November. 

The Shakespearian evening will cost 120:- to be paid to PG- 3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222

Don't forget to sign up for our Centennial Banquet!


Saturday 23rd November, 5 pm.
Grand Hotel, Spegelsalen

Our Society was founded in November 1919. What better way of celebrating this a hundred years later than to meet in Grand Hotel’s Spegelsalen? So take out evening gowns, white-tie-and-tails. 

Attractive prizes have been donated to the traditional lottery and raffle tickets will be sold early during the evening. Prizes will be presented by a special guest. Students from Lilla Musikaliska will play for us, and Mattias Enn will guide through music of the period and later. After dinner, we’ll dance to the music of Black on White Band

The price for the banquet is 1919 crowns for members, 2119 crowns for non-members (plusgiro 3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222.). Please apply for tickets by calling 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] by 8th November at the very latest. The menu and wines will be presented on our web page during October.Dress. White tie, 1919-period should you wish.


Centennial Banquet 23rd November

Delikatesstallrik: löjrom med klassiska tillbehör. Havskräfta med krondillsemulsion. Rökt reninnanlår med syltade rotgrönsaker. Bredsjö blå med rostade hasselnötter och kolasås gjord på getmjölk

Delicacy plate: bleak roe with classic accompaniments. Norwegian lobster with a crown dill emulsion. Smoked reindeer with pickled root vegetables. Bredsjö blue cheese with roasted hazelnuts and caramel sauce made from goat's milk


Smörstekt oxfilé med styckbodens kryddiga chipolata, gratinerad röd spetskål, wiskeyreduktion och tomatmajonnäs

Butter-fried fillet of beef with spicy chipolata sausage, red point cabbage au gratin, whiskey reduction and tomato mayonnaise


Glassbomb – smaker av choklad, vanilj och karamell, serveras med chokladkaka

Glacé bombe with flavours of chocolate, vanilla and caramel, served with a chocolate cookie

Meet & greet, August 2019


Crayfishparty at our office,  September 2019


Lilla Musikaliska, at our Garden Party, 2018