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24 April 2020 (16:00 - 16:00)
CoScan AGM Gothenburg

30 April 2020 (18:30 - 19:30)
Annual General Meeting

30 April 2020 (19:00 - 23:30)
Valborg 2020

17 June 2020 (10:30 - 18:00)
Royal Ascot

10 October 2020 (19:00 - 23:59)
Gothenburg Centenary

22 October 2020 (18:30 - 18:53)
Anglo-Danish Dinner


Valborg 2020

Members and guests are invited to return to the Society’s favourite location for the annual Valborg dinner: Charles Barry’s historic and exquisite library at the Travellers Club. We will welcome spring with singing and laughter and one of our music scholars will perform. Dresscode: Jacket and tie £40 (25 & under)/ £90 (member)/ £100 (non-member)


London Nordic Choir

London Nordic Choir

Founded in 2016 by Carina Einarson, the London Nordic Choir combines a passion for music with the commitment and discipline required to produce exemplary choral performances, and does so in a positive, educationally robust, and supportive setting. The choir’s repertoire aims to highlight Nordic composers, but also encompasses a wide ...


Sweden in Africa

Peter Stein and Professor Emil Uddhammar gave a fascinating talk on Sweden’s trade links with sub-Saharan Africa, from the slave trade to IT. Many members of the Anglo-Swedish Society turn out to have strong links with Africa – through upbringing, ancestry and business. One member present was the cousin once removed of Karen Blixen, the...


Anglo-Danish Banquet

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society shared the Anglo-Danish Society’s celebration of the 60th Anniversary of their scholarships and awards programme. The evening was hosted by chairman Wayne Harber and Marguerite Harber at the Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe was guest of honour. Also present were HRH The Duchess of...


CoScan International Award

Dr Lisbet Rausing received the 2019 CoScan International Award at the Swedish Ambassador's Residence, in recognition of her work to preserve culture and the environment throughout the world. Alexander Malmaeus conducted an informal interview with Dr Rausing along the lines of BBC Radio’s "Desert Island Discs". Music was performed by Ami-Louise Johnsson, Alexandria Wreggelsworth and the London Nordic Choir.

Swedish-British Centenary

Our sister Swedish-Bristish Society, celebrated its Centenary at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. A ball was hosted by president Helene Crossfield and the British Ambassador, Ms Judith Gough CMG, proposed the toast to the society. Richard Nyström was Master of Ceremonies and the Anglo-Swedish Society was represented by its chairman Alexander Malmaeus and Jacqueline Appel-Malmaeus.

Nina Jahanbin

The Council is delighted to welcome Nina as the society’s new secretary. Nina is head of sales for the Nordic region for the Union Bancaire Privée (UBP). Previously, she has worked at Pinebridge Investments and Neuberger Berman. Nina loves the English countryside and is a keen amateur painter.

Centenary Ball

The Society’s Centenary was celebrated at the Cavalry and Guards Club (see YouTube & Facebook). The Ambassador of Sweden and Mrs Sohlström, the Very Rev Katarina Bäckelin, Rector of the Swedish Church, and Mr Anders Rydell, the Chairman of the Swedish BV Society attended the Centenary. Also present were council members Erik Berggren (Hon Treasurer),...


Two Tumultuous Tales

As a follow-up to our very popular “Two Kings” talk held in September 2018, the Anglo-Swedish Society organised another event in the elegant hospitable surroundings of the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall. A canapé reception followed by two short talks on “Peterloo 1819 – power to the people or pitiful parade?” and “Ådalen 1931–...


St Giles House Private Tour

A select group of members of the Anglo-Swedish Society visited St Giles House for a guided tour. The 5,500 acre estate is located at Wimborne St Giles in East Dorset. It is the ancestral seat of the Ashley-Cooper family, which is headed by the (half Swedish) 12th Earl of Shaftesbury. When he inherited the estate...


Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

Christina Cadogan arranged a private morning tour for the Anglo-Swedish Society before the public was admitted. Schjerfbeck found artistic success at a young age. She left the Finnish capital for a quieter life that allowed her to concentrate on her work. Nonetheless, keeping in touch with artist friends and the seismic shifts in modern art,...