Anglo-Swedish Society


29 April 2021 (17:00 - 18:00)
Swedish-British-Indian cooking

12 May 2021 (19:00 - 20:00)
Josefin Roos – Black Swallow

22 April 2022 (19:00 - 23:30)
Valborg 2022


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So Sweden talk

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society joined the Swedish British Society in Stockholm to meet (via Zoom) Alison Allfrey, author of “So Sweden – Living Differently“. Alison moved with her family to Sweden in 2012. The book describes “a journey from apprehension to almost unconditional adoration of a cool, distinct country, admired from afar, little known....


The Moment Is Now: Carl Bernhard Wadström

The Anglo-Swedish Society hosted the opening of the 3-day International 2015 Carl Bernhard Wadstrom Conference on Human Rights and the Abolition of Slavery was the Mansion House in London. The papers presented, including those by Alderman Sir Roger Gifford, Professor Neil Kent, Mark Florman and Anders Hallengren have been edited by Professor Anders Hallengren and are available from Amazon.

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...


Sweden and Great Britain

Professor Wilhelm Engström has published “Sverige och Storbritannien 1919-2019” (in Swedish) telling the story of the relationship between Sweden and Great Britain through the perspective of the first hundred years of our sister society, the Swedish British Society in Stockholm. He has generously donated 50 copies of the book to be given to the first...


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,...


Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

The Anglo-Swedish Society are delighted to announce that their scholar – Kira Phoenix K’inan, has been shortlisted for Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019

… and the exhibition is now open to the public! Ashurst’s aim in sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize and Emerging Artist Programme is to find, build and support the careers of talented international...


Carl Florman’s memoirs – Book launch

Carl Florman (1886-1963) served as Sweden’s first ever Airforce Attaché to the United Kingdom in 1922-23. The following year, he co-founded AB Aerotransport (later Scandinavian Airlines) with his brother Adrian. The Florman family and the Royal Air Force Club co-hosted the event. The chairman opened the evening, Mark Florman spoke about his Grandfather, Elisabet Baldwin...


Royal Ascot

Members and friends of the Anglo-Swedish Society were invited to attend the City University Club’s Royal Ascot Event. A coach had been booked to take us from London to the Ascot Racecourse directly with complimentary nibbles and drinks. Upon arriving, we were greeted and welcomed into the Silk Lawns at the CUC’s tent with a...


Brexit tech seminar

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society and the Society of Swedish Engineers in Great Britain attended a seminar on London’s post-Brexit role for Swedish tech firms at Buck’s club. Speaker and panel coordinator Dr. Patrik Kärrberg (UCL / Entrepreneur) was joined by Professor Jonathan Liebenau and Dr. Jonathan Dann. A three-course dinner was served after the seminar.

Valborg 2019

Members and guests returned to the Society’s favourite location for the annual Valborg dinner: Charles Barry’s historic and exquisite library at the Travellers Club. The society’s music scholar Amie Foon (mezzo-soprano) gave a performance accompanied by pianist Nicole Johnson. Grace was said by the Reverend Teresia Derlén, Alexander Malmaeus welcomed members and guests, the Very...


100th Annual General Meeting

The Society’s 100th Annual General Meeting was chaired by its president, Baroness Maddock, at the Travellers Club. The President opened the meeting by welcoming all members. The whole Council was re-elected with the exception of Christian Kåberg who did not seek re-election due to work commitments and was thanked for his valuable contribution. Peter Floyd,...


Ńorthern Lights Symphony Ørchestra

The Society sponsored the Ńorthern Lights Symphony Ørchestra in London for a Swedish Baroque music concert which featured Bojan Cicis (Academy of Ancient Music) and Ensemble Sylvatica on the 9th April at St. Martin-In-The-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The concert raised a huge amount of funding for the following four children’s Charities: Great Ormond Street, Richard...


The London run of SAGA

The Anlgo-Swedish Society are proud to have sponsored the London-run of SAGA, an original adaptation of August Strindberg’s surrealist, expressionist piece of theatre, 1901 A Dream Play. It is a 60 minute, bi-lingual (English and Swedish) revival of this classic play. With sold-out audiences and ★★★★ reviews, they were able bring together a balanced audience of...


Reciprocal Club Offerings

Members now have the opportunity to become corporate members of the Royal Overseas League! For £425/year you will get full membership rights to use all club facilities, attend club events and book accommodation. The ROSL is excellently located in the heart of Clubland on St James’s Street with 60 bedrooms and 100 reciprocal clubs worldwide....


Anglo-Danish Society Supper and Concert

The evening started with a delicious supper in the magnificent salons at Draper’s Hall. The guests then moved to the concert venue where young, talented musicians from Guildhall School of Music or Royal College of Music entertained us with a rich and varied programme. The evening was a great success and we were grateful to...


Flauguissimo Duo album launch

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society were invited to the launch of the new album “A Salon Opera” by Flauguissimo Duo – Yu-Wei Hu (fute) & Johan Löfving (guitar). This period flute and guitar ensemble made their resonus debut with this unique programme of works. The performative event took place in the beautiful Swedish Church in...


Hatt et Söner Champagne tasting

Hatt et Söner invited 12 Anglo-Swedish Society members to a Champagne tasting in the elegant surroundings of 22 South Audley Street in Mayfair. On arrival, guests were given a glass of Champagne, followed by an introduction to the story behind Hatt et Söner Champagne house. Later on, the personal vintage concept was explained to the...