Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Keep up-to-date with everything that's happening in Scandinavian societies! Join us

About us

CoScan acts as a coordinating body for societies which work for cultural exchange between UK and Ireland on the one hand and the five Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, on the other.

CoScan was founded in 1950 and is an autonomous non-profit making organisation funded by subscriptions from its affiliated member societies and individual members, by voluntary contributions and fund-raising activities.

CoScan comprises about 30 member societies, representing over 30,000 individuals, bringing together those with an interest or family roots in any of the five Nordic countries.

Our member societies cover a wide range of cultural and social topics, providing a network of advice, support and social contact.

CoScan is run by an Executive Committee elected by affiliated societies at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is held alternately in the UK, and in a Nordic country (the biennial CoScan ‘Conference’). The Honorary President is not elected.

Executive Committee

Mark Elliott, CMG
President
Peter Wright, OBE, JP, B.Sc, FRSA
Vice President
Dr Eva Robards
Chairman
Manja Ronne
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Lise Hodgson
Secretary
Norman Pike, FCA

CoScan on Facebook

CoScan / Confederation of Scandinavian Societies shared their post. ... See MoreSee Less

Join the discussion

CoScan / Confederation of Scandinavian Societies shared their photo. ... See MoreSee Less

The new CoScan Magazine (2017/1) has been distributed to member organisations and individual members. If you should have it but it hasn't reached you next week, please let us know! Also, if you have...

Join the discussion

The new CoScan Magazine (2017/1) has been distributed to member organisations and individual members.

If you should have it but it hasn't reached you next week, please let us know! Also, if you haven't subscribed but would like to have the magazine, contact info@CoScan.org.uk.

From the content:
CoScan International Award 2017
CoScan meeting in Greenwich 2017
Viking Society for Northern Research
Finnish conductors – a success story
ARSNY, a Viking camp near York
To read the runic alphabet
English soldiers' burial grounds in southern Denmark
St Magnus of Orkney, 900th anniversary
Reports from Travel awardees
... See MoreSee Less

Join the discussion

CoScan / Confederation of Scandinavian Societies updated their status.

Anglo-Danish Society

Thursday 1st June 2017
AGM, Reception & Talk

The title of the talk was “The Naval War in The Baltic 1939 1945”, presented by Mr Poul Grooss - previously the Danish Defence Attaché in London, a former Captain in the Royal Danish Navy, a military researcher and lecturer.

This book has just been published in English.

Poul Grooss chronicles naval warfare in the Baltic region during WWII and covers such major events as the siege of Leningrad, the Soviet campaign against Sweden in 1942, the three wars in Finland 1939–44, the Soviet liberation of the Baltic states, and the German evacuation of two million people from the East, and the Soviet race westwards in 1945. In his book Grooss also explores topics such as Swedish cooperation with Germany, the Germans’ use of the Baltic to train U-boat crews for the battle of the Atlantic, the secret weapons trials in the remote area of Peenemünde, and the RAF mining campaign that reduced the threat of new and revolutionary German submarine technology. He explains how messages from Bletchley Park were the basis for the RAF attacks on German coastal regions. Moreover, Grooss provides the political and military context of the war in this theatre and he describes details of ships, radar, artillery, mines, and aircraft.
... See MoreSee Less

Anglo-Swedish Society

Thursday 25 May
Reception at the Athenaeum Club to meet the new Rector of the Swedish Congregation in London: Eric Muhl - in the photo with Alexander Malmaeus (Chairman of the Anglo-Swedish Society) to the left and to the right Ulrika Funered (Minister Counsellor at Swedish Embassy in London).

A representative from relevant organisations in London (and CoScan) made a brief presentation each.
... See MoreSee Less

Join the discussion