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.


FEATURED EVENTS


  • 2017 Punsch Ball

    11th November 2017 (18:45 - 1:00)

    Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court

     

    2017 Punsch Ball

     

    The 2017 Punsch Ball will be held in William Gladstone’s magnificent library in the Royal Horseguards Hotel. Drinks and a 3-course dinner will be accompanied by music by the Society’s scholars. Guests will sing snaps and punsch songs and dance into the night. Black tie.
    EARLY BIRD price (Until 30.09.2017)
    £130 – Member
    £145 – Non-member
    £115 – Member (student)
    .

  • COMING UP

    Maria Forsström at the Oxford Lieder Festival

     

    Following a selection of Sibelius songs, the exceptional Swedish duo Maria Forsström (mezzo-soprano) and Matti Hirvonen (pianist) perform Mahler’s profoundly moving Kindertotenlieder. Tickets cost £25 per person (£5 for under-35s) and Anglo-Swedish Society members will receive a 20% discount with the code ‘ANGLOSWEDISHSOC‘.

    Please book via oxfordlieder.co.uk

    Finland and Britain 1917-2017

     

    Organised by the Anglo-Finnish Society

    DRAFT PROGRAMME (subject to amendments)
    The registration starts at 9.00 am. The conference at 9.30 am and finishes at 5.30 pm. During the day a lunch will be served as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea.

    A registration fee of £10 will be charged in advance.

    9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Sir Paul Lever, President, the Anglo-Finnish Society

    POLITICAL LINKS 1917-2017

    9.40- 11.00
    Session1: Finland and Britain in Northern Europe

    Finland’s position in British foreign policy – Mr Eric Hayes, Former EU Ambassador
    Britain’s position in Finnish foreign policy – Prof. Juhana Aunesluoma, University of Helsinki

    Former Ambassadors’ Personal Views:
    – Mr Jaakko Laajava, Former Finnish Ambassador in London and
    – Mr Matthew Kirk, Former British Ambassador in Helsinki

    Discussion session by speakers and audience, chaired by Sir Paul Lever

    11.20 – 12.00
    Session 2: War and Cold War

    Mannerheim and Churchill as war leaders – Dr Terry Charman, Former Senior Historian, Imperial War Museum
    British intelligence in Finland – Prof. Kimmo Rentola, University of Helsinki

    TRADING AND FINANCE LINKS 1917-2017

    12.00 – 12.30
    Session 3: Hundred years in perspective

    Overview of Finnish-British Trading relations 1917-2017 – Prof. emerita Riitta Hjerppe, University of Helsinki

    12.30-12.40
    An address – Mr Charles Bowman, Nominated Next Lord Mayor of London

    13.30 – 15.00
    Session 4: Development of Trading and Inward Investment

    Stories from the front – a discussion session

    – The Timber Trade – veterans remember: Mr Chris Kaye/ex-Price& Pierce and Mr Ian Townsend/ex-Pharaoh & Co

    – The Expansion of the Paper and Wood products trade:
    Mr Ole Salven/ ex-Metsä Group; Mr Norman Davenport/ex-Finnpap & UPM; and Mr Bjarne Grönmark/Ex-Finnconverta (UK) Ltd.

    – Reviving the British paper manufacturing industry – Mr Kevin Lyden/ex-UPM Discussion session chaired by Mr Clive Suckling

    Reinventing Nokia – Mr Cormac Whelan, CEO UK & Ireland

    Finnish-British trading links tomorrow – Dr Risto E. J. Penttilä, CEO Finland Chamber of Commerce

    15.20 – 16.50
    Session 5: Banking and Finance Relations

    Finland, UK and European Union – Mr Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland

    The Internationalisation of Finland’s companies in the 1980s and 1990s – Sir John Stuttard, PWC and former Lord Mayor of London

    Discussion: The City and future of British-Finnish banking and nance relations: – Mr Erkki Liikanen

    – Sir Roger Gfford/SEB and former Lord Mayor of London,
    – Mr Andrew Jesse, Basware, Vice-President UK

    Discussion session chaired by Mr Jura Junnila

    16.50 Closing Remarks – Ambassador Päivi Luostarinen

    MORE INFORMATION >>

    2017 Punsch Ball

     

    The 2017 Punsch Ball will be held in William Gladstone’s magnificent library in the Royal Horseguards Hotel. Drinks and a 3-course dinner will be accompanied by music by the Society’s scholars. Guests will sing snaps and punsch songs and dance into the night. Black tie.
    EARLY BIRD price (Until 30.09.2017)
    £130 – Member
    £145 – Non-member
    £115 – Member (student)
    .

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