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. 

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.

We are also thrilled that the comedian, broadcaster and author, Sandi Toksvig will join us as the Guest Speaker.

Note: There is now a waiting list for tickets for this event.

More details >


Next Event: Southwark Guided Tour & Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern - 18 September 2019

A 1 hour guided tour through the historic and colourful Southwark. Tour ending at Tate Modern where Icelandic installation artist Olafur Eliasson is once again back with an exhibition: IN REAL LIFE.

More Details View All Events

Our Patrons

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

An application form will be available to download in October 2019.

Contact for enquiries:

View previous A-DS Scholarship Recipients and Ove Arup Scholars

Scholarship Reports Newsletter Downloads Follow us on Facebook