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" above.


To see what we 've planned for the autumn, see under Autumn Programme above.


Next event


DOWNTON ABBEY FILM

14th September 3.00pm

Biograf Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37

Mathias Rost, Manager at Biograf Zeta and a member of our Society, is kindly arranging our very own première of the new Downton Abbey film. Members and friends only: canapés and sparkling wine will be served. The film continues the story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century, and you can see the trailer on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3mP0c51hE

For all of this we’re paying a special price of 210kr, 260kr for non-members. Tickets are limited so early booking is strongly recommended.Please pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish: 1235094222. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 7 September. First come first served.


Visit to Svenskt tenn, 2019

 

Society evening, March 2019

 

Lilla Musikaliska, at our Garden Party, 2018