Anglo-Swedish Society Scholarships
As a Patron of the Anglo-Swedish Society, I am very pleased to learn that the Society currently is going from strength to strength and that member’s participation in the activities the Society is flourishing. During my stay here in London I have many fond memories of very enjoyable and interesting events that I have had the opportunity to attend. The Chairman Alexander Malmaeus has done a wonderful job and we are most grateful to him.
The Anglo-Swedish society has worked very hard in trying to build a strong and dynamic group of scholarship alumni since the start of the awards 2003. It is therefore wonderful to hear that many continue to be active members of the Society. The importance of scholarships cannot be overstated. It makes it possible for bright young people to take part in exchanges between the UK and Sweden. Cultural exchanges also play a critical part in shaping a vibrant and creative society.
On Friday evening I was very pleased to be able to welcome viola player Tim Hansson Meng and singer Angelika Eklund accompanied by Erika Gundesen on piano. In addition I was pleased to greet the glass artist Kira Phoenix K’inan, another scholar, who has been chosen to take part in the glass and ceramics exchange programme in spring 2016, between the Royal College of Art in London and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.