The Anglo-Norse Society – London
The sister society to The Anglo-Norse Society in Oslo holds their meetings and activities in the British Embassy in Belgrave Square, London. The Patrons of the two societies are: H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.M. King Harald V. Honorary Presidents are their Excellencies The Ambassadors to Great Britain and Norway. The Anglo-Norse Society London publishes the Anglo-Norse Review, which is distributed in Great Britain and Norway. The Society has many interesting activities, talks, etc., including the annual 17th May parade to celebrate Norway’s National Day. The present Chairman of the Society is Sir Richard Dales, former British Ambassador to Norway from 1998-2002.
The British Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) is based in Oslo and Stavanger and is a non-profit membership organization with its headquarters in London. The organization consists of British and Norwegian companies and business people. The organization was created to establish a forum for professional and social networking. Regular annual events are held with speakers who talk about a variety of topical interests from the business world in Britain and Norway. The Oslo branch holds their meetings and events at the British Embassy in Oslo, Thomas Heftysgate 8.
The Caledonian Society in Oslo is a gentleman’s society, established in 1946 and is incorporated in the World Federation for Scottish Societies. The society’s constitution states that it was established “to promote cultural relationships between Norway & Scotland, to be achieved by appropriate lectures, gatherings and such“.
St. Edmund’s Church situated in Møllergata 30 in Oslois a part of the Diocese in Europe of the Church of England. It is a church of tremendous diversity, with people of all ages, races and social backgrounds which includes single people, families, refugees, ex.pats. The Senior Chaplain of St. Edmund’s Church is The Venerable Brian Russell. Beside church services there are an array of activities to be enjoyed, such as Saturday concerts at 5.pm in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Music and arranged by the organist and musical advisor: Edward Dean. Tea and scones are served from 4.15 pm. St. Edmund’s produces a quarterly magazine “ OUTPOST” and also has a colourful informative website, where you can read about the history of the church, church services, upcoming events, and who to contact.
“This England” magazine is a patriotic British quarterly magazine for all those who “ love our green and pleasant land “, its beautiful countryside, its colourful customs, its history , its traditions and heritage. 4 annual editions packed with 84 pages with interesting articles and photographs to please and delight its over 2.000 global readers. The subscription is approximately Kr 270.- including postage.
The British Embassy. “We develop and maintain the good relations between The United Kingdom and Norway. This involves dealing with a range of political, business, economical and security issues that are important to The United Kingdom and Norway”.
The Shakespeare Society in Oslo. The Society was established by the Norwegian author Edvard Hoem for the purpose of creating a forum for those interested in Shakespeare’s works and world. The Society have many activities such as seminars, film shows, study tours abroad and there are many interesting links on their website. The Societies present chairman is: Bernhard Ramstad.
The British Council in Norway. The British Council is the United Kingdom’s International Cultural Relations Organisation, operating in 110 countries within the sectors of: English language, Arts, Education and Society. The Norwegian office works mostly with Society, which means exchanging knowledge and experiences around topics of inclusion, diversity and social innovation. There is also a modest Arts programme, related to positive social change and audience development. The British Council’s office in Oslo is not open to the public.
Coscan Confederation of Scandinavian Societies in Great Britain and Ireland. Coscan has been linking and supporting societies since 1950. Patrons are: Their Excellencies The Ambassadors of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway. Coscan is comprised of over 30 different Societies with several thousand individual members. Their website offers a multitude of information.
The Norwegian Post. The most comprehensive English language news site on Norwegian affairs.
British in Oslo. Inter-Nations. British connections in Norway (via The British Embassy).