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Since 1950
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Since 1950
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Since 1950
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Since 1950
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Since 1950
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Since 1950
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CoScan went to Stirling 26 – 28 April for social events and the Annual General Meeting. Members of the Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow) kindly organised the weekend. Next year’s gathering is being planned for Gothenburg (late April).

Our members’ activities are listed below:

20 / 01 / 2020

Devon & Somerset Anglo Scandinavian Society

AGM.
21 / 01 / 2020

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup at 7:00pm in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester -aimed at those who want to practice their Swedish.
04 / 02 / 2020

Norwegian Scottish Association

Norwegian Knitting, Tapestry & Embroidery.
06 / 02 / 2020

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking Meetup
07 / 02 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Dinner to celebrate 60 years of YASS.
11 / 02 / 2020

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

A visit to the National Leather Collection.
12 / 02 / 2020

Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Film evening.
18 / 02 / 2020

Manchester Swedish Group

Meetup in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester
20 / 02 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Tolkien and Icelandic literature. Rory McTurk, Emeritus Professor of Icelandic Studies, University of Leeds.
03 / 03 / 2020

Norwegian Scottish Association

The Intriguing History of the Norwegian Flag.
05 / 03 / 2020

Manchester Swedish Group

Meetup in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester
11 / 03 / 2020

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

North of the Arctic Circle, in 1972, 1995 and 2016. Campbell Russell, adventurer.
11 / 03 / 2020

Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Fun evening.
18 / 03 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Apocalyptic Imagery on Anglo-Scandinavian Stone Crosses. Amanda Doviak , University of York.
28 / 03 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Spring walk.
07 / 04 / 2020

Norwegian Scottish Association

Talk (t b c) followed by a short AGM.
15 / 04 / 2020

Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

AGM followed by an Anglo-Scandinavian quiz.
21 / 04 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

AGM, and Danish story-telling with John Christmas.
21 / 04 / 2020

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Visit to Brixworth Church.
06 / 05 / 2020

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

AGM.
13 / 05 / 2020

Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

John Dowland: and English lutenist at the court of Christian IV of Denmark; talk by Rae Walter (chairman).
16 / 05 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Summer trip to Durham to visit cathedral and exhibitions and walk along the river.
17 / 05 / 2020

Norwegian Scottish Association

Norway Day - 17. mai Dinner.
17 / 05 / 2020

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

Norwegian Constitution Day/ 17 mai.
17 / 06 / 2020

Anglo-Swedish Society

Royal Ascot.
19 / 06 / 2020

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Traditional Sankt Hans Aften with Bonfire and Party.
20 / 06 / 2020

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

Sankthans / Midsummer Barbecue.
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Members and friends of CoScan, below is information about the Society's two awards: the CoScan Travel Award for those visiting a Scandinavian country, and the International Award for someone from Scandinavia of outstanding merit.

Travel Award:
As you may know, the CoScan Travel Award helps young British people visit a Scandinavian country. It is open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 25, planning to undertake a worthwhile project of a broadly educational nature.

You can read more about it here:
www.coscan.org.uk/travel-award/

The closing date for applications for a Travel Award grant is 31st March and you can download an application form here:
www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoSc_applic.form-04042019.pdf

We’d like to help as many young people as we can, and we’d like to be in a position to give more generous grants, so please consider making a one-off or regular contribution, however small. All donations will directly help young people and continue to enhance our relationship with the Scandinavian countries.

You can download a donation form here:
www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoScan-Travel-Award-Standing-Order-Form-05042019.pdf

International Award - call for nominations:
This prestigious award recognises an achievement of outstanding merit by an individual, body or group related to one or more of the five Nordic countries. This year's award was presented to Dr Lisbet Rausing, the Swedish science historian and philanthropist, at a special event at The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London last month.

You can read more about this award, and previous award winners, here:
www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/

We are seeking nominations for the 2021 International Award. If there is someone that you would like to be added to the shortlist, please nominate them by March 31st 2020 by completing the form on our website here:
www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/
or by emailing tony.bray@coscan.org.uk

Voting will take place at the CoScan AGM in April.
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Members and friends of CoScan, below is information about the Societys two awards: the CoScan Travel Award for those visiting a Scandinavian country, and the International Award for someone from Scandinavia of outstanding merit.

Travel Award:
As you may know, the CoScan Travel Award helps young British people visit a Scandinavian country. It is open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 25, planning to undertake a worthwhile project of a broadly educational nature.

You can read more about it here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/travel-award/

The closing date for applications for a Travel Award grant is 31st March and you can download an application form here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoSc_applic.form-04042019.pdf

We’d like to help as many young people as we can, and we’d like to be in a position to give more generous grants, so please consider making a one-off or regular contribution, however small. All donations will directly help young people and continue to enhance our relationship with the Scandinavian countries.

You can download a donation form here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CoScan-Travel-Award-Standing-Order-Form-05042019.pdf

International Award - call for nominations:
This prestigious award recognises an achievement of outstanding merit by an individual, body or group related to one or more of the five Nordic countries. This years award was presented to Dr Lisbet Rausing, the Swedish science historian and philanthropist, at a special event at The Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London last month.

You can read more about this award, and previous award winners, here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/

We are seeking nominations for the 2021 International Award. If there is someone that you would like to be added to the shortlist, please nominate them by March 31st 2020 by completing the form on our website here:
https://www.coscan.org.uk/international-award/
or by emailing tony.bray@coscan.org.uk

Voting will take place at the CoScan AGM in April.

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I love this tradition. Every year since 1947, Norway have given us a 25-metre Christmas tree 🎄 to thank us for our support during WW2. May our friendship and support for each other continue for years to come. 🇳🇴🇬🇧 www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/christmas-trafalgar-square ... See MoreSee Less

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CoScan / Confederation of Scandinavian Societies

I love this tradition. Every year since 1947, Norway have given us a 25-metre Christmas tree 🎄 to thank us for our support during WW2. May our friendship and support for each other continue for years to come. 🇳🇴🇬🇧 www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/christmas-trafalgar-square ... See MoreSee Less

Dr Lisbet Rausing receives 2019 CoScan International Award at the Swedish Ambassador's residence.

His Excellency, Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, the Swedish Ambassador, welcomed representatives of numerous Anglo-Scandinavian organisations by saying, “I am absolutely delighted to welcome you all here today, to celebrate the extraordinary work of a fellow Swede, Dr Lisbet Rausing. Through her philanthropic trusts, she has worked tirelessly to help to preserve culture and the environment, throughout the world”.

Following the Ambassador’s welcome, CoScan Committee member, Alexander Malmaeus conducted an informal interview with Dr Rausing along the lines of BBC Radio’s "Desert Island Discs". Music was performed by Ami-Louise Johnsson (Anglo-Swedish Society music scholar), Alexandria Wreggelsworth and the London Nordic Choir.
Dr Rausing spoke movingly about the influences which led to her successful career as an academic and philanthropist.

Mark Elliott CMG, President, introduced CoScan.

Tony Bray, a CoScan Committee Member, presented the award, explaining "the CoScan International Award celebrates an achievement of outstanding merit by an individual, body or group related to one or more of the five Nordic countries. The award recognises those who have added public lustre to any of the Nordic countries and who have caused the British, and others outside the region, to view those countries with even greater affection and respect."

Also in attendance were Mrs Märit Rausing, Professor Peter Baldwin, Dr. Sigrid Rausing, other members of Dr Rausing's family, the Rector of the Swedish Church, leading representatives of the Scandinavian community in the United Kingdom and of the Swedish Embassy in London.
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Dr Lisbet Rausing receives 2019 CoScan International Award at the Swedish Ambassadors residence. 

His Excellency, Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, the Swedish Ambassador, welcomed representatives of numerous Anglo-Scandinavian organisations by saying, “I am absolutely delighted to welcome you all here today, to celebrate the extraordinary work of a fellow Swede, Dr Lisbet Rausing. Through her philanthropic trusts, she has worked tirelessly to help to preserve culture and the environment, throughout the world”.

Following the Ambassador’s welcome, CoScan Committee member, Alexander Malmaeus conducted an informal interview with Dr Rausing along the lines of BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs. Music was performed by Ami-Louise Johnsson (Anglo-Swedish Society music scholar), Alexandria Wreggelsworth and the London Nordic Choir.
Dr Rausing spoke movingly about the influences which led to her successful career as an academic and philanthropist.

Mark Elliott CMG, President, introduced CoScan.

Tony Bray, a CoScan Committee Member, presented the award, explaining the CoScan International Award celebrates an achievement of outstanding merit by an individual, body or group related to one or more of the five Nordic countries. The award recognises those who have added public lustre to any of the Nordic countries and who have caused the British, and others outside the region, to view those countries with even greater affection and respect.

Also in attendance were Mrs Märit Rausing, Professor Peter Baldwin, Dr. Sigrid Rausing, other members of Dr Rausings family, the Rector of the Swedish Church, leading representatives of the Scandinavian community in the United Kingdom and of the Swedish Embassy in London.

Beautiful short film of a beautiful event. Especially the bit when the younger members are dancing 1920s style in black and white. Very talented music scholar. ... See MoreSee Less

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