Events Calendar

Next year sees the 100th Anniversary of Anglo Norse Society which will be marked by a lunch at the Oxford and Cambridge Club on 1 February and with the main event on 13 November – a Grand Reception at Drapers’ Hall in the City of London to which our Royal Patrons have been invited and both Buckingham Palace and Slottet have confirmed that they will be represented. More information about the celebrations will be given at a later stage.



February 6th    Tuesday Schafteløkken 7 pm. The season starts with what will undoubtedly be a very interesting talk on : Richard Herrmann M.B.E , the famous London correspondent and popular author of many British related books. The talk will be given by senior lecturer in British History and  Politics – Øivind Bratberg and Anders Heger who is a well known author and publisher for Cappelen Damm.  The topic being the one and only Richard Hermann! Please note the change of venue.
March 27th    Tuesday Frogner Kirkestue 7 pm. “Wenche in the Daylight and the Limelight”, a film documentary about the legendary Norwegian actress and diva: Wenche Foss. Glimpses from her life both on stage and off, with all its drama, comedy, grief and glorious moments. The well known film maker Jannike M. Falk has woven video cuts from the NRK archives into an intimate, personal  story on the life of Wenche Foss.  Jannike will narrate the film in English. 
April 17th.    Tuesday Frogner Kirkestue. 7 pm.  AGM followed by “Talks over breakfast in my kitchen” with Norway’s former Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg. No introduction is necessary for our prominent speaker and “man for all seasons”, who will be giving a talk on a multitude of different stories and reflections from his long life and diverse career. 
May 8th       Tuesday Mogens Thorsens Stiftelse 7pm. Niels Juels gate 19. We are delighted to be able to present one of Norway’s rising stars Jonas Aune who we will be sharing  his piano talent with  us. Jonas, master student at the Norwegian Academy of Music has already made his mark by being  chosen out of many other candidates to play at the Aldeburgh  Music Festival in 2016 ( founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 ). He has also played in Spain, Holland & Austria.
June 5th        Tuesday “Beste Vestkant”- a guided tour around Embassies, Swiss style villas, old and new buildings in the Frogner area with the well known historian and editor of the Oslo City Encyclopedia  Knut Are Tvedt will round off the first half of the season. We will be meeting outside Frogner Church at A fee of kr 50,- will be collected prior to the tour. The traditional sparkling wine and strawberries will be served at a suitable location after the tour.



September 4th  Tuesday Cheese & Wine – Raffle-Quiz at  7 pm. Frogner Kirkestue. Always a great turn out for this popular event which opens the Autumn/Winter season. Please bring donations for the Raffle, be they large, small, antique or new, all will be gratefully appreciated, as will the  buying of Raffle tickets. Chairman Michael’s Master Mind Quiz questions will as always demand our full attention and possibly an extra glass of wine to stimulate our grey cells!.  The cheese and wine are as always free of charge. 
October 2nd    Tuesday  Frogner Kirkestue. 7 pm. Frogner Kirkestue.7 pm. By request of quite a few members we will be showing a British film. More details to follow. 
November 6th  Tuesday  Frogner Kirkestue. 7 pm. Einar Berle “The History of Medicine depicted In Art”, a closer look at divine conceptions and obstetrics! Einar is a long standing ANS member and a man of many talents who has worked both in Norway and abroad as a doctor, art historian and archaeologist. Einar will be giving us a talk on the unusual subject of art in medicine. He is renowned for his enthusiasm and keen wit as a speaker and will undoubtedly take us on an exciting journey, sharing his great knowledge with us along the way.
November  Remembrance Day. Notice of this event will not appear before Autumn. 
November   The Trafalger Square Christmas Tree felling- as always the location and date of this event will not be disclosed by the Oslo Municipal Council before approximately one week in advance. Notice will be given. 
December 4th  Tuesday Christmas Party . Details to follow.

Any changes in our events will be announced here on the website. For those who are not online 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.