The Anglo-Swedish April Newsletter is now available

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The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg was founded in December 1920. Our objective is to promote transnational heritage, good relations and understanding between Great Britain and Sweden through support for business and cultural exchange.

100 years of the Anglo-Swedish Society (2.30 min Video)

For more information write to   We can also be found on facebook: AngloSwedish Gothenburg


Membership fee 150:- per year – Membership fees paid in 2020 will be valid for 2021. Please email with your name, email and postal address and details of your payment to the – Anglo-Swedish Society – , plusgiro 242700-3 ( note that the Danske Bank account is now closed)

AGM 2021

The AGM 2021 was held on Tuesday 30th March. The minutes will be available here soon. The AGM 2020 minutes, Chairmans report and Agenda 2021 are available here.

Financial report 2020  ASSGOT Financial Report 2020.docx

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“Frank Heller and England”

1st June 2021 (19:00 – 20:00 CET) on Zoom

Online Talk “Frank Heller and England”,  Tuesday 1st June 19.00

Herr Collins affärer i London - FrankHeller Gunnar Serner (1886-1947), better known under his pen name Frank Heller, was a promising academic with high aspirations. At the age of 23 he obtained his PhD in English literature at the University of Lund. However, he had expensive habits and was fond of partying – which was common among students and younger academics in Lund at that time – and this left him in debt and hounded by banks and creditors. In a desperate attempt to solve his financial problems he cashed two forged cheques and fled Sweden. His first port of call was London but he was soon recognized by a former acquaintance and fearing the long arm of the law, he again made a run for it at great haste, this time to  Monte Carlo. His dreams of financial independence through spinning the roulette wheel were however brutally crushed by the casino.

Impoverished and staving, he contemplated suicide as a way out of his difficulties. He desperately tried one last possibility – to make use of his pen and his command of written language. His first, rapidly produced, short adventure story was set in Monte Carlo. A Stockholm based publisher liked it and Gunnar started to earn a living. He had at last found a way to make an honest income. Other short stories, as well as a full-length novel – “The Grand Duke’s finances” followed.  By 1914 he had established himself as a reputable author whose books were well received by reviewers.  Some of his best plots were set in England. His first collection of stories had the title: “Mr Collin’s affairs in London”, it was made into a film and remains one of his bestsellers.

Wilhelm Engström, is a council member of the Frank Heller Society and editor and co-author of the recently published book “Frank Heller och England”. He will give a zoom talk on the author´s adventurous life and relationship to England.

Please use this Zoom link to access the Talk:

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CoScan newsletter 2/2020

The winter edition of CoScan Magazine is out – and available on their website

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Updates from the Embassy

British Embassy Update

Letter from the Ambassador congratulating the Society on its’ centenary.

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Not Quite a walk in the park – 2021


If you need to get out and get a bit of exercise or you need to stay in and stay safe – the on-line treasure hunt with the theme of Slottsskogen can still be enjoyed.

Here are the treasure hunt questions from 2020.

A new online treasure hunt will be available in for the beginning of July.

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Centenary Dinner

The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in style and with as many friends as possible. Therefore, we will wait until social gatherings are safe again before celebrating our 100th. Watch this space!

The Gothic Pillar Hall (Pelarsalen) is one of Gothenburg’s most beautiful and exclusive premises. It has been the most important party and ballroom locations for Gothenburg Society.
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ELB(A) English Language Book club

girl with books

Our book club has a MeetUp page We have moved out meetings on-line so that we can continue to meet and discuss good books. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 18:30. There are usually about 8 to 10 people at any one meeting. Some people have discovered that they prefer to meet on-line and members who have moved away from Gothenburg can now still participate.

We have a summer recess and begin again in September.

The 2020-2021 ELB(A) booklist is here!


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If you want some Great British food we recommend the following in Gothenburg.

The all new British Shop

Inside the Antikhallarna on Västra Hamngatan 6 – right by Domkyrkan tram stop. Hemsida:

Come in and talk to Paul and Rosie. You can even fika in gallery.

Open weekdays and Saturday until 4pm

The British Shop hittar du i anrika Antikhallarna på Västra Hamngatan. Här finns utöver brittiska godsaker ett tiotal butiker med 10 000-tals antikviteter och samlarobjekt som möbler, porslin och konst, och ett populärt café!

Robert’s Taste of Britain

Roberts taste of Britain

Serving Fish and Chips, Burgers and Chicken Curry.

Robert gets about – have Food Truck will travel – best to visit his facebook page to find out where he is at them moment:

Robert also beings a taste of Britain to the Gothenburg British Club.

You can get a real British banger from Brian and Niclas at Slakthuset, Olskrokens torg.

Brian & Niclas Slaktarehuset

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