The Swedish British Society
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 as the first ever President and Marcus Wallenberg became Vice President.
Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, who later became King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, and Crown Princess Margareta (granddaughter of English Queen Victoria), became 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 contacts 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 programmes 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.
What myths and legends inform and shape British society today?
July 30th, 6pm, online on Zoom
Journalist Charlotta Buxton talks you through three British legends and historical events that have informed both Brexit and the British response to Covid 19. From a mostly forgotten myth that speaks of Britain’s founding father to two great fires and an intrepid scientist’s attempt to prove everyone else wrong - these stories can shine a new light on the recent turbulence in the UK.
Charlotta has been a correspondent in the UK for ten years, most recently for Svenska Dagbladet and Hufvudstadsbladet in Finland. She has covered everything from royal weddings to terror attacks to Brexit . Her book “Landet som äter sig själv” (The country that eats itself) about the years of the Brexit referendum will be out in August.
To sign up, mail [email protected] or call 08-6787333 not later than July 27th. A link will be sent by mail.
A link to Charlotta Buxton's book: https://www.forlaget.com/bocker/landet-som-ater-sig-sjalvt-att-leva-med-brexit/
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, later King Gustaf VI Adolf (1882-1973).
Meet & greet, August 2019
H.E. Ms. Judith Gough, British Ambassador to Sweden, at our Centennial Banquet 2019
Lilla Musikaliska, musical ensemble,entertaining
at our Garden Party, 2018