Anglo-Norse Society in London

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The Anglo-Norse Society in London is a society based in England for advancing the education of the citizens of Britain and Norway about each other's country and way of life.

The Society was founded in 1918 as a registered charity. The membership in London is both British and Norwegian. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and King Harald V of Norway are joint patrons, and the Norwegian ambassador is the honorary president.[1]

There is a similar society based in Norway, Anglo-Norse Society in Oslo (Norsk-Britisk Forening), founded in 1921 by Norwegian journalist Ella Anker. Famed Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen served as first president of the society.[2]

The Anglo-Norse Society in London is a member of The Confederation of Scandinavian Societies of Great Britain and Ireland (COSCAN). Dating to 8 October 1950, COSCAN is a coordinating body for societies which works for cultural exchanges between UK and Ireland with the five Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway.[3]


  1. ^ Charity Commission. Anglo-Norse Society in London, registered charity no. 263933. 
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Norsk-Britisk Forening". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Under the Umbrella of COSCAN (York AngloScandinavian Society) Archived February 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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