Monthly archive for December 2014

Foto: Åsa Westerlund

Lucia diplomacy at FCO and City Hall

Lucia is very much a favourite tradition in Sweden. The candlelit Lucia procession on 13 December is perhaps one of the more…

Schama on Rembrandt

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of hosting a private view of “Rembrandt – The Late works” – together with…

Professor John O'Keefe visited the residence last week, along with several of the other British Nobel laureates from previous years.

British Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014

In 1895 Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be divided into five parts to be used for Prizes…

Photo:  White arkitekter and Ghilardi+Hellsten

City of Kiruna relocated to the east

In 2013, the Swedish firm White Arkitekter won an international competition for the relocation of Kiruna – an Arctic town in the…