The Swedenborg Society is a publisher, library, events space, museum, bookshop and regsitered charity. In addition to organizing events, lectures, conferences, exhibitions, performances and film screenings; we also publish a large selection of literature relating to the work of the philosopher, scientist, inventor, astronomer, mathematician, parliamentary figure and visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). The Society's Grade II listed premises in Bloomsbury, central London, is also available for private hire. For free updates on our events and publications please join our e-newsletter mailing list

Swedenborg Film Festival

Competition open | Submissions close 30 November 2015

Oliver Pietsch, From Here to Eternity (2010) (Swedenborg Short Film Festival 2012)

Featuring films of 30 minutes or less and co-curated by Gareth Evans (Whitechapel Gallery) and Nora Foster (Frieze), the Swedenborg Film Festival invites entries from the latest new and established talent of experimental and artist film. 

Selected films will be screened in March 2016 (date TBA), to a public audience at Swedenborg Hall, ‘one of London’s most atmospheric venues’ (The Guardian). Winning works will be shown as part of a dynamic curated programme of international artist and feature film. Artists including Bridget Smith, Jeremy Millar and Lech Majewski have shown work at SFF.


A Day Out at Purley Chase

17 October 2015 | 10.00am -4.00pm | Free entry

This day represents a great chance to hear two of the Swedenborg Society's authors, Dr William Rowlandson and Professor Malcolm Peet, speak about their different work. It will also feature a talk from Stephen McNeilly, the Society’s new Executive Director, who will speak about recent changes at the Society as well as plans for the coming years.


Literary Kitchen Festival

17 October 2015 | 12.00-5.00pm | Free entry

The Swedenborg Society will be participating in this year's Literary Kitchen Festival which showcases new and emerging talent in the worlds of writing and publishing. The Society will be running a stall promoting its publications at the Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road SE15 5PY.


Volunteers Needed

Would you like to volunteer for the Swedenborg Society? We are currently looking for people who might like to help invigilate our bookshop during weekdays and also help-out during our busy events programme. Previous experience is not needed. The Society’s beautiful oak-lined shop is in the middle of Bloomsbury, London. It is close to the British Museum and only five minutes walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square. If you are interested in volunteering or interning, please do not hesitate to contact us via admin@swedenborg.org.uk or 0207 405 7986.

Charity registration number: 209172