About us

The Anglo-Austrian Society actively promotes social and cultural exchange, and dialogue between the United Kingdom and Austria.


Our aim is to strengthen Austro-British relations in all aspects of public and cultural life.


We are an independent registered charity formed of people from all backgrounds. The Society enjoys the active support of the governments of both Austria and the United Kingdom.

The Anglo-Austrian Society was originally founded in 1944 in London.

Salzburg with fortress

Few countries have so rich an historical heritage as Austria and it is easy to fall in love with the contemporary scene of this modern state.

There is Vienna, Austria’s capital on the Danube, once the centre of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and thus a political, economic and cultural centre throughout history, with wonderful museums, art galleries, palaces, traditional cafes and splendid restaurants.

Trachtenmusik Fuschl

Austria’s present geographical status bears no relation whatever to its glorious past, but blended in suitable proportions modern Austria has a dynamic economy,  wonderful scenery of Lakes and Mountains, good food and wine, a thriving tourist trade and a cared for environment. Come and see for yourself, the Austrians will welcome you at any time of the year.

News Austria

Links to the Autumn and Summer Newsletters will be made available asap.

Albert Reuss: the artist as refugee Read more


Festspiele und Festivals in Österreich - austria.info

kitzbuehel winter

Centennial of the Nobel Prize, Vienna Read about “International Year of Chrystallography” and “International Year of Soils”

Festivals for all senses in Austria Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture

Heuriger garden

Events are added throughout the season see www.austria.info/uk/events and www.Vienna.Info for further information and exact dates.


News United Kingdom


Liebeslieder Walzer Ticket Offer

A celebration of Viennese culture would not be complete without some element of dancing! We're delighted to present Brahms's Liebeslieder Walzer on Wednesday 25th October in the Holywell Music Room at 7.30pm performed by four wonderful singers - Elena Copons, Christina Sidak, Jan Petryka, Martin Haessler - who are joined by pianists Deirdre Brenner and Sholto Kynoch. We would like to offer members of the Anglo Austrian Society a 20% discount on tickets to this recital. Please book online and insert the code 'AngloAustrianSoc' at checkout. W: www.oxfordlieder.co.uk; E: boxoffice@oxfordlieder.co.uk; T: 01865 591276 We would like to offer society members a 20% discount on tickets to the Liebeslieder Walzer recital on Wednesday 25th.

Oxford Lieder Festival

The Last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna explores the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the very height of Romanticism. Our starting point is Mahler’s complete songs with piano but we also explore the songs and chamber works by his contemporaries and predecessors: Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Strauss. Nestled amongst more than fifty performances are also study days, readings, screenings, and workshops. As well as evening recitals we have lunchtime and rush hour concerts every weekday, two of which are given by exceptional young Austrian singers soprano Christina Gansch and mezzo-soprano Christina Sidak. Our star studded line-up of artists also includes Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and many more.

Susan Soyinka's book Albert Reuss in Mousehole

The Artist as Refugee will be available by 20 September. Newlyn Art Gallery will hold a small exhibition of Reuss's works from 23 September to 7 October with the book launch at the gallery on Friday 6 October. This event will be part of the Newlyn Arts Festival which takes place in October. There will be a talk at Waterstones Gower Street branch in central London on Wednesday 15 November from 13.00 to 14:00 pm, in collaboration with the Wiener Library.

We meet twice a year and enjoy singing and piano music from Robert Stolz and many others as well as a cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit or two. Our next meeting is on Saturday the 14th of October, 14h – 16h at Methodist Central Hall Westminster Storey’s Gate LONDON SW1H 9NH Non-members please RSVP e.lang21@yahoo.co.uk

The Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies' Triennial International Conference
entitled "Emigration from Nazi-Occupied Europe to British Overseas Territories after 1933" will take place Wednesday, 13 - Friday, 15 September 2017 at the University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Programme / Further details. Advance registration required (GBP 60.00 for all three days; GBP 35.00 for one day) Online registration now open Closing date: 25 August 2017

Greater London German Network /GLGN
This new website will be of interest to many of our members. It includes calendar listings of many German/Austrian/Swiss culture events alongside business and language subjects, blogs etc.www.glgn.org.uk

Flowers and a bee

The Institute of Modern Languages Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1
Calendar of Events for 2017.

Austrian Cultural Forum
The Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF) promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the field of music, performing arts, literature and much more.
For further details of events contact www.acflondon.org


Stammtisch sign

Please refer to individual Stammtisch pages for dates in London and the regions.

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