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. Each year awards are made to 9 students for study in the other country.

Awards are not limited to any specific subject, with the exception of an award sponsored by the Ove Arup Foundation for a student working in the field of the 'Built Environment'.

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 >



Wednesday 4 December 2019

We are delighted that our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe ll of Denmark will join us as our Guest of Honour at the forthcoming celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Anglo-Danish Society Scholarship Programme.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester is Protector of the Scholarship Programme and is representing the British Royal Family at this glittering event.

The evening will include a fabulous Black Tie dinner with a drinks reception, delicious food and outstanding music and entertainment in the splendid surroundings of Drapers' Hall in the heart of the City of London.

Sandi Toksvig OBE will be our celebrity guest of honour and after dinner speaker.

Note: The event is sold out;  there is a waiting list for tickets.

Please note: No refunds after 18 October 2019

More details >


Next Event: Traditional Danish Christmas Market

Hosted by Danish KFUK this year's Christmas market will take place Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November at 43 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5TF. Please feel free to bring family and friends.

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Our Patrons

The next Scholarship Application Round will be for postgraduate studies during the academic year Oct 2020-July 2021. See Announcement & Criteria here.

Application form available to download here.

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View previous A-DS Scholarship Recipients and Ove Arup Scholars

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