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


8th December, 1.30 p.m.

    Stockholms Borgargille, Nybrogatan 60.

Having recovered from the banquet, we meet for a 1919-style Christmas lunch. Mulled wine when you come, tomato soup and sherry, roast turkey with all the trimmings, and Christmas pudding. The lunch, including a brief appearance by Father Christmas, will cost 380:- for members, 430:- for non-members. Please apply by calling 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] by 2nd December.

Meet & greet, August 2019


Crayfishparty at our office,  September 2019


Lilla Musikaliska, at our Garden Party, 2018