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.


FILM EVENING –  Darkest Hour ­­

Valhallavägen 104, 15 April, 6.00 p.m. 

The 2017 film Darkest Hour takes us back to May 1940 

when Churchill, despite angry opposition, took over the seemingly hopeless fight against Nazi tyranny. 

We see events not as in a ‘conventional’ war film but 

through the lives of the newly-appointed prime minister and those around him.

Darkest Hour  will be the second of our films spanning 

the century of the Society’s existence. The first was Miss Potter

which we showed in March. The March showing was  much appreciated, confirming our decision to offer more film evenings.    

As before, light refreshments will be served from 5.30 p.m. 

and in the interval. The cost for the evening is 140 crowns. 

Please book a.s.a.p. to ensure a place, [email protected] or 08-6787333. 


The Society´s Office, 2018


Centennial countdown 3, 2018


Lilla Musikaliska, at our Garden Party, 2018