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
COCKTAILS IN THE RAIN
The courtyard at Valhallavägen 104
September 25th, 3.30pm
For the first time in the Society’s nearly-102-year-old history, there’ll be cocktails in the rain. Our courtyard at Valhallavägen 104 will be the venue for our cocktail party. Cocktails will be on sale in threes from our bar, with nibbles on the house. Swish preferable; cash in emergency. A prize will be given for the most inventive umbrella and macintosh/wellingtons.
To register for this new and fun event, please call: 08-6787333 or mail to: [email protected] Numbers are limited so don’t wait with your signing up.
We follow the recommendations of the Public Health Authority
If you have any questions, please contact our office: 08-6787333, or [email protected]
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