The Swedenborg Society is a publisher, library, events space, museum, bookshop and registered 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 with Andrew K├Âtting

and the winners are...

The joint winners of the Swedenborg Film Festival, November 2016, as selected by guest judge Andrew Kötting, are:

Harold Charre for Savagery


Toby Tatum for The Toby Tatum Guide to Grottoes & Groves

The judge also selected two runners-up: Karin Gunnarsson for Figure A and Bernd Lützeler for Batagur Baska.

There were special mentions for: Karen RussoHaus AtlantisJacob Cartwright & Nick JordanLast AcreCharlotte PrycePrima Materia; and Angus Carlyle & Chiara CaterinaInto the Outside.


new book

New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society

Our latest publication is Ken Worpole's, New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society (London: Swedenborg Society, 2015; 90 pages, priced £6.95).

In New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society, Ken Worpole reveals that utopian and visionary thinking, especially in relation to new forms of settlement and livelihood, has not gone away, even if it has gone underground. With an unprecedented growth in the population of older people, along with increasing cultural and demographic change elsewhere in society, there is renewed interest in more convivial forms of urban design, as well as shared living. This interest draws on a long history of elective communities, including those influenced by the thought and works of Emanuel Swedenborg—a fascinating history with much to offer the architects and policy makers of today, and a history that is artfully and succinctly appraised in New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society.

Read more and order your copy here!

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