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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
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Thanks to all who attended our AGM in London. Details of next year’s AGM will be posted here in due course.

 

Our members’ activities are listed below:

 

03 / 08 / 2017

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup in the bar at the Premier Inn, Manchester  
04 / 08 / 2017

Dark Side of the Mime

Embassy of Finland culture pick: Dark Side of the Mime explores the grotesque like nothing else. It mixes together classic pantomime with porn, splatter, and violence. Not for the faint-hearted. From 31 July - 4 August.
10 / 08 / 2017

Tero Saarinen Company

Embassy of Finland culture pick: 'Morphed'. A band bursting with strong yet multi-layered masculine energy delves into manifold themes such as change and sensuality through Tero Saarinen’s internationally praised choreography.
20 / 08 / 2017

Adventures in Moominland @ Southbank Centre

Embassy of Finland culture pick: Climb into and get lost inside the surprising world of Moominland! Please note that this is a guided tour which must be booked in advance.
27 / 08 / 2017

Finnish plays at Edinburgh Fringe

Embassy of Finland culture pick: 2-27 August. 4 Finnish plays will feature in Edinburgh this year; Helga, Dates – at the Speed of Sound!, Ramy – In the Frontline and I am Faransis W. Please check Edinburgh Fringe website for details.
05 / 09 / 2017

Anglo-Norse Society, Oslo

Cheese/Wine/Quiz/Raffle. Frogner Kirkestue at 7 pm. The immensely popular event opens the Autumn/Winter season. Donations to the raffle, large or small, new or old will be gratefully appreciated, as will the buying of lots of raffle tickets. The cheese and wine are free of charge.
05 / 10 / 2017

Anglo-Swedish Society

Carl Peter Thunberg. Pauline Chakmakjian will give a talk about one of Carl Linnaeus’s most important disciples, Carl Peter Thunberg (1743–1828). There will be time for questions. Pauline is an expert on Japan, which is where Thunberg carried out his most important work.
27 / 10 / 2017

Anglo-Finnish Society

Centenary Conference on Finnish-British Political and Trading Links. A high-level conference organised by the Society and the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce. More info to follow closer to the date.
11 / 11 / 2017

Anglo-Swedish Society

The 2017 Punsch Ball will be held in William Gladstone’s magnificent library in the Royal Horseguards Hotel. Drinks and a 3-course dinner will be accompanied by music by the Society’s scholars. Guests will sing snaps and punsch songs and dance into the night. Black tie.
08 / 12 / 2017

Manchester Swedish Group
Sankta Lucia Festival in York Minster

York Anglo Scandinavian Society have kindly invited us all. Further details coming soon.  

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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...

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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
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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.
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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.
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Finn-Guild

Friday 26 May is the last day to book 'Finnish Intensive Study Day' (3 June 2017)

This intensive study day is ideal for adult Finnish learners who wish to learn lots of practical Finnish with an emphasis on the communication skills needed in real-life situations. The course is also great for Finnish evening course students who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills. These are suitable for all people who want to get a well-rounded grasp of the Finnish grammar and its unique structure. The focus will be on words, phrases and situations in the Finnish summer time!

Bookings:
Register by sending an email to mail@finn-guild.org by Friday 26 May, stating which level you wish to sign up for. Please also tell us if you have previous knowledge of Finnish and what you wish to gain from his course.

How much does it cost?
The course fee is £65 per person for Finn-Guild members and £85 for non-members. Becoming a member is very easy and beneficial, just fill in a membership form online and we will get back to you shortly.

What’s included in the price?
There are no hidden extras! All in-class materials are included in the course fee.

Five hours of Finnish tuition with hand-outs and plenty of help and advice in tackling the Finnish grammar and speaking exercises will be provided in class. Tea, coffee and lunch are provided too, so all you’ll need to bring along is yourself.

To ensure that everyone gets individual attention we have three tutors providing tuition to small groups of max. 10 people. Please contact us for suitability and more information.

Who can sign up?
The course is suitable for all people aged 18 and over. We offer three different study levels and our tutors are experienced professionals in teaching, who are able to take everyone’s needs into consideration. These intensive study days are ideal for adult Finnish learners who prefer weekend studies, and who wish to learn practical Finnish with an emphasis on the communication skills needed in real-life situations. To give you an idea, below are the levels we take registrations for:

Absolute beginners: You should have an interest in the Finnish language and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required. (Topics: pronunciation, greetings, useful phrases, simple questions, time expressions)
Intermediate: For those who want to enjoy the holiday in Finland and make the most of it, in Finnish. This is the Finnish language survival kit for this year's summer holiday, the short version. (Topics: how to order food in the restaurant, how to get on the right bus, Finnish small talk)
Advanced: This is a conversational course for advanced speakers with grammar exercises thrown in.
What if I’m not sure about my level?
If you have any doubt at all, then get in touch by emailing mail@finn-guild.org or call on 020 7387 3508! Our professional staff and teachers are happy to help you assess your skills and to find you the most suitable study group.

Where and when is it organised?
This intensive study day will be organised on Saturday 3 June 2017 and it starts at 10.30am and finishes by 5pm. The course will be held at the premises of the Finnish Institute in London, Unit 1, 3 York Way, London N1C 4AE.

How do I book a place on this course?
Simply send an email to mail@finn-guild.org by Friday 26 May, stating which level you wish to sign up for. Please also tell us if you have previous knowledge of Finnish and what you wish to gain from his course.

To join Finn-Guild, fill in your details in a membership form and we will be in touch very shortly with payment instructions, normally via BACS or cheque.
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