EVENTS

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.

COMING UP

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The Phantom Carriage

1 December 2020 (19:00 - 20:15)
Zoom,

Dr Claire Thomson (UCL) will give a talk on the classic Swedish film The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen in Swedish, literally ‘the coachman’). This talk marks the centenary of the première of the film on 1 January 1921. Adapted from the 1912 novella by Selma Lagerlöf, The Phantom Carriage is considered to be one of the…

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Northern Light: National Identity in Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Swedish Painting

12 January 2021 (19:00 - 20:15)
Zoom,

Christina Cadogan, Director of Cadogan Fine Arts, will give a lecture on how artists in Sweden at the end of the nineteenth century forged a Nordic identity and celebrated their culture through painting by turning to history, folklore, literature and the unique Scandinavian landscape and light. Artists discussed will include Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn and…

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Carl Linnaeus: ‘Nosce te ipsum’

3 February 2021 (19:00 - 20:00)
Zoom,

Members and friends are invited to join us for a zoom talk on Carl Linnaeus by Dr Isabelle Charmantier and Dr Will Beharrell on February 3 at 7pm. Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was the dean of taxonomy – he might not have invented it, but he developed the system then widely accepted for two centuries. He…

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Valborg 2021

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

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 spring with singing and laughter and one of our music scholars will perform. Dresscode: Suit and…