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

MEET-AND-GREET MEETING

Wednesday 29th January, 6 pm

Valhallavägen 104

Wine and nibbles on the house for old members, young members, new members and prospective members.There’ll be a presentation of what the spring will bring. We’ll also summarise the Society’saims, history and future hopes.Following a member’s suggestion, there’ll also be a lotterywith nice prizes in aid of our much-needed new computer.

Invited guests will include representatives from organisations that have helped us in the past or may do so in the future.Space is limited, so please confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] no later than 26 January.

Meet & greet, August 2019

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Crayfishparty at our office, September 2019

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Lilla Musikaliska, at our Garden Party, 2018