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Olav Orheim

Talk by Dr Olav Orheim, Comparing the polar heroes - as leaders and as men (particularly Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton). 

Dr Orheim is the former director of the Norwegian Polar Institute. In the light of the recent discovery of Shackleton's ship  'Endurance' this talk is particularly relevant

Time: Thursday 26 May 6.00 for 6.45

                                                 Place: The Norwegian Church, St Olav's Church, Rotherhithe, SE 16 7JB. Nearest station:Canada Water (Jubilee Line and Overground). Refreshments will be available; to assist with catering, please e-mail your intention to attend to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Tony Insall

Talk by Dr Tony Insall based on his book:  Secret Alliances: Special Operations and Intelligence in Norway 1940-1945  - The British Perspective.

Time: Thursday 28 April, 6.45 for 7.30

Place: The Royal Norwegian Embassy, 25 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QD

                                                               To book, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Cello Recital by Erlend Vestby (former Anglo-Norse Scholarship-Holder at the RCM)

NB Monday, April 20,2020 at 18.30 at the Norwegian Church, St Olav's Square, Rotherhithe 

Cancelled due to Corona virus

Guests will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine from 18.00 and the recital will be followed by wine and canapés .

The programme and cost will follow shortly. 

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Tour of  Norwegian and Nordic Paintings at the National Gallery with Frode Haverkamp (former Senior Curator at the National Gallery in Oslo)

Thursday, March 26. Assemble at 14.15 inside the Getty entrance, right of the portico on Trafalgar Square. Cancelled due to Corona virus

Frode Haverkamp's talk will begin at 14.30 and last about 45 minutes. After the talk, at about 15.30,  the group will go to have tea in the National Gallery's Restaurant (opposite St Martins in the Fields).

Our group booking is for a maximum of 30 people. There is no charge but a donation of £5.00 per head is expected. Please therefore come prepared!  We are asked to pay for our tea and cakes to the Restaurant at the time. 



Illustrated Talk on Fabric-Based Art and Design

by Freja Burgess 

Wednesday 29 January at 5.00 pm in Room 101, Dept of Scandinavian Studies, 17 Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT. Access from the rear of the building.

                                                         Refreshments will be served from 4.00pm

Christmas at the Norwgian Church

Carol Service at St Olave's, Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB 

Thursday 19th December at 6.00pm  EC3R 7NB  

 The service will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine




The film, 'The King's Choice' (original title 'Kongens nei')

will be shown at 7.00 pm on Thursday 28 November at the Norwegian Seamen's Church, 1,St Olav's Square, Albion Street, London SE16 7JB  

 Tea, coffee, wine and waffles will be available from 6.00 pm.


The Teachers' Protest

Jon Seal will present his film,'TheTeacher's Protest'

on Thursday 31 October at 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre G022 of the Pearson Building at UCL, (University College London) Gower Street, London WC1E 6 BT 

Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be available in the South Cloisters from 4.00pm. At 5.00 pm those wishing to see the film will cross the court diagonlly to the Pearson Building (step free access), where Jon Seal will introduce the showing of his film. After the showing drinks and nibbles will be available in the adjacent room where there will be a chances to talk to Jon. Cost of the event £10.00.

Non-members of the Anglo-Norse Society welcome and should contact the organiser at the event in order to pay.

Lars Saby Christensen

Lars Saaby Christensen in Conversation at the British Library

Monday 7th October 2019, 19.15-2030 in Ithe Knowledge Centre. 

Tickets from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  or ring 01937 546546.  Members £11.00, Full Price £11.00 Seniors £9.50 and students £5.50 

Best-known in the UK for his bestselling novel The Half Brother, Norway’s Lars Saabye Christensen speaks to Georgina Godwin in a rare UK appearance about his latest novel in translation, Echoes of the City, which traces an Oslo community’s slow recovery from a period of crippling austerity following World War Two..



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Group Visit to the Middle Temple, London 

Thursday 3rd October 2019

The visit will begin at 10.30 with coffee/tea and biscuits before the guided tour which starts at 11.00 and lasts about one hour - cost £12.00. The Group is then invited to a 3-course lunch in the magnificent Elizabethan hall -cost £35.  Sir Richard Dales will lead the group and will stay for lunch. If you would like to attend, please see the Anglo-Norse Newsletter when it is sent                                                          out at the end of July.                                                              

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AGM and talk by the recently appointed Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Wegger Strømmen.

Thursday 23rd May at the Norwegian Church Rotherhithe

Refreshments (coffee, tea, the Norwegian Church's famous waffles and wine) will be served from 5.30 pm

                                                                The AGM will be at 6.30 and the Ambassador's talk at 7.30pm   


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Visit to the British Museum to see the Exhibition: Munch: Love and Angst.

Thursday 2nd May. Cost £28, which includes:


10.30 Coffe In Clore Education Centre Foyer, under the Great Court, accessible by lifts and stairs.   

 11.00 Lecture by the curator of the Exhibition Giulia  Bartrum

12.00 Lunch Break. ( Lunch not included in the price of the ticket).

 13.30 Admission to the exhibition on Level 1, Room 35.  

If you would like to attend, please send a cheque to Angela Christophersen, 19 Hamilton House, Vicarage Gate, London W8 4HL.

The cheque to be made out to The Anglo-Norse Society. Please also supply your e-mail address and telephone number.



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Programme of Vera Lynn songs sung by Sybil Richardson accompanied by Paul Gobey at the Norwegian Church, Rotherhithe

Thursday 7 March 2019 at 7.00pm, with refreshments beforehand from 6.00pm

Sybil Richardson is well-known in Norway. Supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council, she has toured the country with her programme 'We'll Meet Again'  for more than 15 years. She has travelled from Melbu in the north to Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger and Farsund in the south, playing in large concert halls and  intimate venues.  We are now fortunate to have her singing for us here in Rotherhithe.


Christmas at the Norwgian Church

Carol Service at the Norwegian Church followed by Christmas lunch

Sunday 16 December 11.00 am  2018 

 This year,  as a break from tradition, we will celebrate our Carol Service on a Sunday hoping that as many as possible of the regulars from the Norwegian community will join us to mark the end of our Anniversary year.          

There will be a Buffet Lunch which includes Norwegian Christmas staples such as “ribbe” and” medisterkake “ and this will be followed by cakes, waffles and coffee.       

 For catering purposes we need to know numbers and so  ask that Members wanting to join us for the lunch fill in the booking slip in the Newsletter. Please pay the Church on the day


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Champagne Reception celebrating the Centenary of the Anglo-Norse Society

This was held on Thursday 15 November 2018 from 11.30 to 13.30 at the In and Out Club, St James Square and was honoured by the presence of both her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and King Harald V of Norway, the two patrons of the Society. It was a splendid occasion enjoyed by all who attended it. The image shows the Queen being shown the Almanac of the history of the Society by Angela Christophersen, watched by King Harald and Sir Richard Dales, the Chairman of the Society.


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Festive Lunch with illustrated Talk on The History of the Anglo-Norse Society 1918 to the present

Thursday 18 October 2018 at 12 noon  at the Norwegian Seamen's Church 1 St Olav's Square SE16 7JB

To mark the Centenary of  The Anglo-Norse Society is joining  forces with Kvinneforeningen for a special lunch at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.  As it is the Society's  Anniversary, it has been decided to celebrate with a Norwegian Koldtbord; ie a Buffet  lunch,  which includes traditional Norwegian smoked salmon served with scrambled eggs in addition to other typical fare on such occasions and not forgetting a birthday “Bløtkake” donated by a benefactor. There will be a raffle to raise funds for the ANS Centenary Scholarship Fund.                                                         

Kvinneforeningen is partly sponsoring this lunch as a birthday present, but ANS members are asked to contribute £ 4 towards the cost (Pay on the day). For catering purposes we need to know numbers  so please tell the Anglo-Norse Secretary if you wish to come.


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Visit to the Bank of England Past and Present  

Thursday 27 September  2018 at 14.00.

 Meet at Bank of England Museum Entrance, Bartholemew Lane, London EC2 8AH.   Nearest Underground Bank on Central Line   Cost £31.50. Max  Number 20 




 Please note that the Anglo-Norse is unable to offer refunds for unused tickets at its events