The Anglo-Danish Society

Welcome to the Anglo-Danish Society

The Anglo-Danish Society was established to further relations between Britain and Denmark and today organises a lively programme of cultural and social events in the UK - mostly with privileged access - for Brits and Danes to enjoy each other's culture and company. 

We have a low membership fee and welcome new applications to join - you can download a Membership Application Form here.

The Society enjoys the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen and Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. It also has the active support of the Royal Danish Embassy and a number of Danish and British companies and organisations.


The Society awarded its first scholarship in 1959 and continues to grant scholarships for the purpose of post-graduate study or research to British and Danish students. This year awards will be made to 10 postgraduate students for study in the other country. Of these awards, 7 are general and are not limited to any specific subject, while 3 are restricted: the Ove Arup Foundation award is for a student working in the field of the 'Built Environment', the William Charnley Anglo-Danish Scholarship is for a student taking an MPhil, MASt or LLM at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and the ACE Foundation award is for a British student working in either architecture, design, art or music.

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester is the Protector of the Scholarship Programme and we are a registered charity (No 313202).

We are entirely staffed by volunteers and rely on donations to fund the Scholarship Programme. For information on how you can help us continue this work please see the Support Our Scholars Appeal >


A message from HRH The Duchess of Gloucester to The Anglo-Danish Society:

The Duchess of Gloucester would like to convey her best wishes to the volunteer council, students and members as we enter this unprecedented period of uncertainty and worry.
Her Royal Highness is very much aware of the concerns that you and all the many people whom you support will have at this moment and would like you to know that you are all very much in her thoughts.

The Chairman and Council would like to pass on their best wishes to all Members, Scholars and their families at this difficult time. Do please follow the latest public health advice and stay safe. We all look forward to normal service being resumed later in the year.

For regular further updates and information please also check the Anglo-Danish Society Facebook page.


Due to the UK Government advice on Coronavirus/Covid-19 we have had to cancel events this spring and plan to reschedule them for a later date this year.

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Scholarships with The Anglo-Danish Society

Closing date for applications:

1st March 2020 except for William Charnley Anglo-Danish Scholarship which is 30 June 2020.

The awards will be for postgraduate studies during the academic year Oct 2020-July 2021.

See Announcement & Criteria here.

Download Application Form here.

For enquiries and submission of application please e-mail

View previous A-DS Scholarship Recipients and Ove Arup Scholars

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