Events Calendar


FEBRUARY * Tuesday 7th February.
Talk on the legendary Richard Herrmann. Cancelled due to a bereavement. The talk will take place in 2108.

MARCH * Tuesday 14th at Schafteløkken 7pm (Frogner Kirkestue is closed until April)
AGM –to be followed by an inspiring talk on the history of the English language. Our speaker will be Kristin Bech who is Associate Professor in the Dept.of Literature,  Area studies and European languages at the University of Oslo. Kristin published a  book on the subject last year: “Fra englisc til English- et språk blir til “. The author and journalist Karsten Alnæs wrote in the newspaper “Dag og Tid”  – an entertaining and important book about English.

APRIL * Tuesday 18th at 5 pm. Guided tour of the Old City-Meeting point at Oslo S- next to the well known landmark “The Oslo Tiger“.
A guided tour around the old city (Gamlebyen) learning new and suprising things  about the history of this special part of Oslo. The popular Oslo Guide, Iori Roberts  will be showing us around . A fee of kr.50,- per.person will be collected prior to the start of the tour. Please bring the exact amount.  There are plenty of restaurants  and small cafes to visit in the area after the tour  should you wish to do so.

MAY * Tuesday 23rd 7 pm. at Frogner Kirkestue
Eirik Brazier, Norwegian/ English historian, author and public speaker is also advisor to The Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Eirik will give an illustrated talk on his book “Gale Britiske Generaler” – Mad British Generals. A rare subject  which we are sure will be both interesting and enlightening. The British Empire had its own military “super stars” who were not only interested in being the heroes of the day on battle fields, but also very keen on keeping up appearances through the media, who so often did not mention all their failures and total lack of judgement.

JUNE * Tuesday 13 th.5 pm. Meeting outside the Oslo Town Hall (harbour side).
An exclusive invitation for ANS members to attend a talk on the history of The Cunard Line with finger food and sparkling wine to follow. The agents for the Cunard Line in Norway have kindly invited the Anglo-Norse to their  location near to the DFDS quay. We will be given a talk on the fascinating history of the Cunard Line which was founded in 1840 by the Nova Scotian Samuel Cunard. The company is the only cruise line with regular cross Atlantic route and has three ships: Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. The Committee agreed that this would be a splendid way to round off before the Summer break. The visit to Vigeland Museum has been cancelled. The Cunard event is for members only and due to a limitation of 40 guests it’s “first come first served”. We ask you to please sign up by sending an e-mail or telephoning our Secretary: tel: 41510840. Notice will be given when the list is full.

Summer recess July/ August

SEPTEMBER * Tuesday  5th at Frogner Kirkestue 7 pm.  Cheese/ Wine/Quiz/Raffle
The immensely popular event opens the Autumn/Winter season. Please bring donations to the raffle, large or small, new or old will be gratefully appreciated, as will the buying of lots of raffle tickets and of course your sharp brains to contend with Chairman Michael’s prize winning, deviously clever quiz questions. The cheese and wine are as always free of charge.

OCTOBER *   Tuesday 17th at Frogner Kirkestue  7pm. Berit Nøkleby “Hitlers Norge”.
Berit Nøkleby is an historian, author and specialist in the history of Norway during the German occupation years-1940-1945. Berit has worked in collaboration with the Norwegian Resistance Museum and has written over 10 books on the subject including a biography on Karl A. Martinsen and Josef Terboven in addition to two volumes in the series “Norway at War”. Berit will give a talk on her latest book “Hitler i Norge- med urett og diktatur”, published by Cappelen Damm in 2016.

NOVEMBER * Wednesday 1st. meeting at 09.30 am outside Oslo Town Hall (harbour side).
The earlier announced November event: Einar Berle’s  “The History of Medicine depicted in Art“ has unfortunately had to be postponed until 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances for Einar and his family.

NOVEMBER / Remembrance Day.
Notice of this event will not appear before late Autumn.

NOVEMBER/ The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree felling.
As always the notice for this event will not be disclosed by the Oslo Municipal Council before approximately  one week in advance. Information as to the whereabouts of the tree location (map), date and time of the felling will be sent out immediately by e-mail. Our post members will receive information by regular mail. We are grateful to hear from any of our members who have room for others in their car. Please contact Sybil 41510840.

DECEMBER Tuesday 5th. 7 pm ( arriving by 18.45) Christmas Party at the Ambassador’s Residence – Drammensveien entrance. This is as always the most popular event of the year for our members and is a sign-up event. Payment and deadline information will be sent shortly. The entertainment this year will be a concert to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday which took place on March 20th when, in appreciation and gratitude, Great Britain lit up the White Cliffs of Dover with a portrait of Dame Vera.  Sybil Richardson will present her critic acclaimed “We’ll Meet Again” programme which  has been on tour all over Norway. Tales from Vera Lynn’s life and all her top hit songs, especially those from the Second World War. The popular pianist Bill Spade will also be joining us. Our Chairman Michael will as always be suprising us with bumper hidden Christmas presents. The concert will be followed by the serving of English Christmas fare, mince pies, etc., and drinks and the traditional sing song of Christmas carols around the piano will round off the evening. A wonderful way to enter the spirit of Christmas! Guests are most welcome!


Any changes in our 2017 events will be announced here on the website. For those who are not on-line we will be sending information via post.

Guests are always welcome to our events. The cover charge is kr 50,-. Please contact ANS Secretary Sybil Richardson if you wish to bring guests. E-mail address and telephone number: / 415 10 840.