Events of interest to our members form an important part of the Anglo-Swedish Society's agenda. Some 12-15 are organized every year and highlighted in our newsletters, produced three times yearly. Although there is often an obvious Swedish connection, we take the view that members meeting up and getting to know each other is the key factor in these popular get-togethers. The events are often combined with a lunch, dinner or evening drinks. To apply for ticket, go to the Payment section.


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The Swedish Pioneers

24 March 2021 (19:00 - 20:00)

The saga of how leaving the birth country led to a ‘velvet revolution’ back in Sweden. How did a Swedish emigration crisis spawn the birth of Swedish Social Democracy? David Goldsmith has a medal (not awarded to him personally), an image of which you can see here, which dates from 1948. It set him wondering,…

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SS Egypt

7 April 2021 (19:00 - 20:00)

The P&O Liner SS Egypt sank off Brest in 1922. Amongst its cargo was £1million in gold. This talk will describe the salvage of the cargo, which was at a depth of 65 fathoms (400ft). The deepest known salvage until then was at 25 fathoms (150ft), so very few believed that recovery was possible ..……

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Valborg 2021 (likely to be cancelled)

30 April 2021 (19:00 - 23:30)
Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5E

NOTE – THIS EVENT NOW LOOKS LESS LIKELY TO GO AHEAD DUE TO EXTENDED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. Having skipped a year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, 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…