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
SPRING DINNER AND DANCE
Friday 21st April, at 6.30 pm.
Hotel At Six, Brunkebergs torg 6
The society welcomes all members and friends to an early spring dinner at the five-star Hotel At Six, where a two-course menu, wine and coffee will be served.
During dinner, a distinguished guest will talk on a relevant subject. There will then be dancing The cost for the evening is SEK.1.250: for members. (plus Giro 3424-9). The menu will be presented on our website.
Dress: black tie. To register, please call 08-678 73 33 or email email@example.com
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