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Updated: 30 November 2021

Forthcoming events in 2021

Meetings and events

Our York Anglo-Scandinavian Society meetings and events usually take place at the Norwegian Study Centre, Quantum House, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5BR at 7.30pm. Our events and talks in 2021 follow Covid-19-safe guidelines.

Covid-19 coronavirus advice: In line with the University of York guidelines, anyone using the meeting room at the University is asked to wear a face-covering while in the building and the meeting room. The University also expects staff and students to take regular Covid tests. This helps to protect others who may be more vulnerable. Especially as many people who have Covid infections have no symptoms at all, but can still pass it on to others. Some Covid-19 testing kits are usually available (to take away) at our meetings.

For more information about YASS and what we do, send an email to YASS Secretary (

Printed text of Finnish words from a dictionary Tuesday
15 June
7:15 pm
Zoom event: Why is the Finnish Language so different? Professor Richard Ogden  
Clifton Ings - YASS Summer Walk August 2021 Saturday
28 August 2:00 pm
YHA, Water End, York
Summer Walk from Clifton to Skelton, and back. Bernard Turgoose and Philip Paul  

Karl and Bruno Säfström in the 1870s - already dreaming of Australia? Ten years later they emigrated

Karl and Bruno Säfström in the 1870s

7:30 pm
Swedes Down Under – Five brothers in search of adventure and fortune Brita Green reflects on emigration/immigration and tells the story of her great uncles who left a small Swedish town to seek their fortune in Australia  
Icelandic Landscape September 2021 Tuesday
7:30 pm
Iceland: A Personal Perspective Philip Paul presents impressions of Iceland  
London Noric Choir at York Minster Friday
December 7:30 pm
Sankta Lucia in York Minster with the London Nordic Choir
Free tickets **must be booked in advance**
YASS members contact for details
Bedern Hall tables set for social event Monday
December 7:30 pm
Social evening with Scandinavian Carol-Singing at Bedern Hall in York Numbers are limited. Contact YASS Secretary in advance. Please bring your own refreshments