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 FINDING OF TUTANKHAMON’S GRAVE CELEBRATES
26th September 6. pm.
Egyptologist Carolin Johansson, who studied and lived in Egypt for many years and now teaches at
Uppsala University and Folkhögskolan will take us through the Egyptian's long history and the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 in the Valley of Death by Howard Carter, and his visit to Stockholm.
Price for members: 120: -, non-members, 170: -. Please pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish: 1235094222.
Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than September 24th. Space is limited so first come first served.
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