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.

To see what we do today, see under Spring programme above.

Next event
Sunday 9th June, at 3 pm. 
The Swedish-British Society’s ‘garden’ Valhallavägen 104. 
Once again we will be mingling to the clink of champagne glasses in the oasis of 

Valhallavägen 104. Tea, sandwiches, scones, cakes, strawberries and cream will be served. 

There will be a number of surprises to commemorate our 100th anniversary

 including some novel competitions. So by all means dress up ladies and gentlemen.

R.S.V.P. by 26th May, please, to 08-6787333 or by e-mail [email protected] 

Members 325:-, non-members 375:- (plusgiro 3424-9)

Visit to Svenskt tenn, 2019


Society evening, March 2019


Lilla Musikaliska, at our Garden Party, 2018