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 above.
Unfortunately, as you may have gathered, our physical events are cancelled due to the Covid-19.
Webinars are being planned instead and we will get back to you with more information.
Take care, and don't forget to wash your hands!
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