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

For more information write to info@angloswedish.se   We can also be found on facebook: AngloSwedish Gothenburg


Membership fee 150:- per year – Please email membership@angloswedish.se with your name, email and postal address and details of your payment to the – Anglo-Swedish Society – , plusgiro 242700-3 Bank Account: Danske Bank 1235-01-06314 Anglo Swedish Society



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Remembrance Day

We shall continue the tradition of laying wreaths jointly at the German War Grave and British and Commonwealth Sections at Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg.
The ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 November 2019 at 12.45 hrs.
The memorial services will be held at 11.00 a.m. at the German Christinae Church,
Norra Hamngatan 16, Gothenburg, and at St Andrew’s Church, Hvitfeldtsplatsen 2.
Following the services, the ceremonies at Kviberg will commence at the German
War Graves at 12.45 p.m. continuing immediately afterwards at British and
Commonwealth War Graves.
The Honorary Consuls in Gothenburg of the Federal Republic of Germany and the
United Kingdom together with the German Congregation and the Deutsche Stiftung
invite you to attend these ceremonies. Your attendance at the preceding church services will be warmly welcomed.

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Deeds not Words

Come and talk to Helen Pankhurst

Come and meet the author of Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now. It was 116 years ago that her grandmother – Sylvia Pankhurst – gave a lecture in Gothenburg. This free talk is hosted by the Anglo-Swedish Society and Gothenburg University.

Where: Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 19

When: Mon 30 Sept (16:30 – 18:30)

Here is an interview with Helen: https://www.britishcouncil.se/programmes/arts/helen-pankhurst

Viewing the transcript of the 1913 Police transcript of Sylvia Pankhurst in Gothenburg. (int eh picutre Karin Åström Iko (generaldirektör riksarkivarie), Karl-Magnus Johansson (Landsarkivet i Göteborg who discovered the transcript), Helen Pankhurst (granddaughter to Sylvia)

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Shakespeare Afton

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM The Swedish Shakespeare Society is proud to present an introduction to Shakespeare at Kullavik Library, Kyviksvägen 1.

  Hosts also include: Kullaviks Bibliotek ,  To Be or Not To Be Shakespeare and the AngloSwedish Society of Gothenburg

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Anniversary Dinner

SAVE THE DATE 10th October 2020

The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in 2020.

The Duke of Edinburgh marks 60 years as patron for Anglo-Swedish Society in London2014.

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Events calendar – for more details write to events@angloswedish.se

  • Sept. 30th 16:30-18:30 – Helen Pankhurst to speak to the Anglo-Swedish Society (after the Gothenburg Book Fair). Come and meet the author of Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now. This free talk is hosted by the Anglo-Swedish Society and Gothenburg University. Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 19.
  • Nov 15th Annual Dinner (NQAC) – celebrating 300 year anniversary of the end of the Golden Age of Pirates with our play ‘The Strange Story of how the British Ambassador met the Pyrates of Gothenburg and defeated the Danes’. (Rehearsals start soon if you would like to join the cast – let us know. There is always room for more pirates!)

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ELB(A) English Language Book club

girl with books

Our book club has a MeetUp page MeetUp.com/ELBexA/. 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. We discuss the book for about one hour and then ‘fika’.


Final book before the summer

Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 18:30.

Sept 17
Late in the Day
Tessa Hadley (2019)

Oct 15
The New York Trilogy
Paul Auster (1987)

Nov 19
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick (1968)

** no meeting in December **

Jan 21
Zadie Smith (2012)

Feb 18
Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison (1977)

Mar 17
Fools of Fortune
William Trevor (1983)

Apr 21
Marilynne Robinson (2004)

May 19
Erlend Loe (2004)


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Bio Roy theatre meetup


The Anglo-Swedish Society organizes group visits to English language theatre including the National Theatre Live events at Bio Roy. Discounted seats are available for members.  Please contact John at events@angloswedish.se

See our Meetup site for current details https://www.meetup.com/National-Theatre-Live-in-Gothenburg/


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