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




Saturday 26th November, at 5.30 p.m.

Nya Sällskapet, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 6

This year’s St. Andrew’s Ball will welcome H.M Ambassador Ms. Judith Gough as guest speaker. The programme includes a performance by The Thistle Pipe Band. Several attractive prizes have been donated to the traditional lottery and auction. We will dance to the Black on White Band. Price for the ball is 1.650: - for members, 1.750: - for non-members (plusgiro 3424-9)or Swish: 1235094222 The menu will be presented on our web page and in a newsletter in October. For further information, and to confirm your attendance, please call 08-678 73 33 or email [email protected] by 10 November. Dress: black tie or Highland dress.


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