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
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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
Manja Ronne
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Michael Davis
Secretary
Dr Eva Robards
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CoScan member societies in Sweden and the United Kingdom were invited to join this excellent talk. Norvik Press have recently published a number of recent translations of Lagerlöf's work.Paul Bindiing, the literary critic, novelist and renowned expert in Scandinavian literature, gave the Anglo-Swedish Society an engaging and highly informative talk via Zoom on the work of Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940). He describes her as a truly great writer - profound, original and virtuous. She was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and to become a member of the Swedish Academy.

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CoScan member societies in Sweden and the United Kingdom were invited to join this excellent talk. Norvik Press have recently published a number of recent translations of Lagerlöfs work.

A reminder not to miss 'CHARLOTTA BUXTON – THE COUNTRY THAT EATS ITSELF'.

30 July 2020 (17:00 - 18:00)
Zoom, 5 Upper Montagu Street

Journalist Charlotta Buxton will describe what she sees as three British legends and historical events that have informed both Brexit and the British response to Covid-19. From a mostly forgotten myth that speaks of Britain’s founding father to two great fires and an intrepid scientist’s attempt to prove everyone else wrong – these stories can shine a new light on the recent turbulence in the UK.

www.angloswedishsociety.org.uk/events
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