The Swedish British Society
Welcome to the Swedish British Society
The Society was founded on 13th November 1919 at the instigation of
Crown Prince Gustav Adolf. Archbishop Nathan Söderblom was elected as the first ever President and Marcus Wallenberg became Vice President.
Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, who later became King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, and Crown Princess Margareta (granddaughter of English Queen Victoria), became Patrons. They both took a keen interest in the Society but, sadly, Crown Princess Margareta died in 1920.
When the Crown Prince remarried in 1923, it was to another Englishwoman, Lady Louise Mountbatten, who continued to take a kindly interest in the Society until her death in 1965.
The Society’s aims were the furtherance of Swedish-British contacts and cultural activities, and in addition to purely social occasions, lectures by distinguished visitors, amateur theatricals and exchanges of schoolchildren were regular features of the programmes between the wars.
Conversation classes were held from en early date, and there were lunches and bridge evenings.
To learn more about us, please go to a Brief history
The following message has been sent to H.R.H Queen Elisabeth:
"It is with profound sadness that we have learnt the news of the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen to whom we offer our deepest condolences, the Royal Family and the People of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth over this great loss."
President and Council of the Swedish British Society, Stockholm, Sweden
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all of our "real" events are on hold.
We follow the recommendations of the Public Health Authority
If you have any questions, please contact our office: 08-6787333, or [email protected]
Next online event
April 28th, 6 pm.
Online on Zoom
Members “meet” for discussion and conversation, with perhaps drinks in their hands in front of the screen. Council members are there to share your ideas with.
This time we are happy to welcome Jan Lensinger who’ll give a short talk on
Ekdahl’s “ A Swedish Officer´s Mess”. There’ll be a chance to buy the book at a reduced price. Please make sure you confirm that you’re coming so we’ll send you a link, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] a few days before the event.
April 29th, 6 pm, online on Zoom
Welcome to our Society’s first ever cook-along. Your cicerone will be culinary diplomat Sanjoo Malhotra. Sanjoo has lived in Sweden for the past 25 years, giving Indian cooking classes and conducting culinary tours to India among other places.
You’ll get the recipes two weeks in advance with a list of ingredients, so you can join in the cooking with Sanjoo from your own kitchen.
We will also discuss the historical connections of Indian food from India-to-Britain-to-Sweden.
To register please call: 08-6787333 or email to; [email protected] to receive the link for the event.
On 27th January 2021 a Meet & greet was held on Zoom
A huge thank you to soprano Emilia Utter who entertained us.
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, later King Gustaf VI Adolf (1882-1973).
Meet & greet, August 2019
H.E. Ms. Judith Gough, British Ambassador to Sweden, at our Centennial Banquet 2019
Lilla Musikaliska, musical ensemble,entertaining
at our Garden Party, 2018