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.

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FEATURED EVENTS


  • 2018 Punsch Ball at the Savile Club

    20th October 2018 (19:00 - 1:00)

    Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, W1K 4ER

     

    2018 Punsch Ball at the Savile Club

     

    This year’s theme is CONCEPTION!

    COCKTAILS 6.45 PM
    DINNER 7.30 PM
    DANCING 9.30 PM
    CARRIAGES 1.00 AM

    The Society’s scholars wil perform and guests will sing and dance.

    Black tie.

    Early bird price: £120 (members) / £140 (non-members)

    See Photographs & Watch Video of last year’s ball

  • COMING UP

    Karl XII & Carl XIV Johan

     

    Come and enjoy two short historical talks, and a quiz about two notable Swedish Kings, with wine and food at at the Royal Automobile Club. It is our Anglo-Swedish Society centenary year, but, 200 years ago the Royal House of Bernadotte was founded, while 300 years ago the last true Swedish warrior-king died after decades of conflict.

    The first talk will be given by amateur historian Eric JW Orlowski and is about the enigmatic, controversial, and remarkable figure that was Carolus XII Rex (1682-1718) – the “Lion of the North” or “Swedish Meteor” to some. A giant figure for sure, but who, in losing the battle of Poltava in 1709, signalled Sweden’s sharp decline in European status, thus allowingPeter I of Russia the chance to start the relentless rise of “Mother Russia”, and so vastly alteringthe course of history. Can we reconcile these contradictory legacies?

    The second talk is to be given by A-SS Council Member David Goldsmith, and is about a more recent figure, the founder of the current Royal House of Bernadotte – Carl XIV Johan (formerly Jean Bernadotte) 1763-1844. But just how did an apprentice notary from Pau, France, come to preside over Sweden – a people and country he had never visited, nor even mastered their language? The story is an exercise in stark improbability.

    We will have a right royal quiz with suitably regal prizes for those who snatch the crowns, while enjoying aperitifs, wine and buffet food at one of the nicest Clubs in London.

    Price: £32 /£40 per ticket.

    Strictly limited to 30 attendees.

    2018 Punsch Ball at the Savile Club

     

    This year’s theme is CONCEPTION!

    COCKTAILS 6.45 PM
    DINNER 7.30 PM
    DANCING 9.30 PM
    CARRIAGES 1.00 AM

    The Society’s scholars wil perform and guests will sing and dance.

    Black tie.

    Early bird price: £120 (members) / £140 (non-members)

    See Photographs & Watch Video of last year’s ball

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