Sunday 29 November 2015

BÖU website

The Bergman Österberg Union now has its own website.

News and research items will be posted on the website instead of this blog.

The website also hosts the BÖU Archive catalogue.

Please go to the website now:

Friday 13 February 2015

Centenary Weekend 5th & 6th Sept 2015

2015 is the Centenary of
Madame Bergman Österberg’s death

In order to honour her memory, the BÖU Committee
has planned a celebration of her life and work.

The usual BÖU Reunion day will be extended to
the whole of the first weekend in September 2015.

The activities during both days will be held at
North West Kent College, Oakfield Lane, Dartford.

The Celebratory Dinner will be held on Saturday evening at the Daniel Defoe Campus of the University of Greenwich. 


Outline of the weekend
Saturday 5th September 2015 

“The Legacy of Madame Bergman Österberg”
A study day at North West Kent College
The Celebratory Dinner at the University of Greenwich
Guest Speaker
Miss Gill Aitkenhead MBE DL
Her Majesty the Queen’s Vice Lord Lieutenant
of the County of Dunbartonshire
Dartford 1969 - 1972

Sunday 6th September 2015
AGM and Reunion
10.15   Coffee
11.00   AGM
  1.00   Lunch
  2.15   BÖU PE Award presentation
  2.30   Time to visit the Archive and for conversation
  3.45   Re-dedication of Memorial Stone
  4.00   Tea and Centenary Celebration Cake

Click on these links to go find out more and print booking forms 

 BÖU Centenary 2015  

BÖU Reunion and AGM


Friday 3 October 2014

BÖU Calendar 2015

Dear BÖU Members and Friends,
Are you looking for a calendar for 2015?
Look no further! The BÖU is selling a stunning 2015 calendar to mark the centenary of the death of Martina Bergman Österberg.
The dimensions of the calendar are 29.5cm x 21cm (11.75in x 8.25in) when folded and 29.5cm x 42cm (11.75in x 16.5in) when hanging.

The theme of the calendar covers the lifetime of Martina Bergman Österberg, from 1849 to 1915.
The photographs are reproduced from the BÖU Archive.

We have included many of Madame Österberg's sayings and significant dates, either in her life or in the world during her lifetime.

The calendar costs £10.00, including postage and packing. When production costs have been covered, income from sales of the calendar will contribute to the BÖU Archive funds.

Please help us mark the 2015 centenary of Madame Österberg's death and at the same time help to support the BÖU Archive, by ordering one or more calendars.

Cheques should be made payable to "Bergman Österberg Union" and sent to our treasurer Christobel Elliott at:
8 Ingatestone Road,
Woodford Green,
IG8 9AL.

Please make sure you include your name, address and the number of calendars you wish to purchase.

If you have any questions please e-mail:

Best wishes,
Rosemary Moon
BÖU Archivist