The Finnish Society of Sciences And Letters


The members of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters convene once a month, by tradition on the third Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the House of the Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, auditorium 15.  Exceptions to place and time are mentioned separately.

The meetings begin with public lectures held by members of the Society.  The lectures are open for the public, but registration is required (at Wednesday before meeting. After the lectures the members of the Society hold their regular monthly meeting.


Program for autumn 2022

Monday 19.9 at 5 p.m. in University of Helsinki, Athena (hall 107), Siltavuorenpenger 3 A, Helsinki

  • Commemorative speech for Professor Torsten Edgren is given by Mika Lavento
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Marketta Sundman is given by Mirja Saari
  • Lecture by Björn Forsén: “Cross-cultural encounters in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The case of the bewitched lions of Athens”
  • Lecture by Pentti Tienari: ”Onko MS-tauti yleisen viruksen harvinainen komplikaatio?”

Monday 17.10 at 5 p.m.

  • Lecture by Jussi Pakkasvirta: “Francon kanssa? Suomi, Espanja ja kylmä sota”
  • Lecture by Monika Österberg: “Biobaserade material – Hållbart eller ej?”

Monday 21.11 at 5 p.m.

  • Commemorative speech for Professor Jari Niemelä is given by Eeva Furman
  • Lecture by Johanna Tamminen: ”Näkeekö satelliitti ilmansaasteet ja kasvihuonekaasupäästöt?”
  • Lecture by Sampsa Vanhatalo: ”Älyvaatteiden kehittäminen vauvan parhaaksi”

Monday 19.12. at 5 p.m. at the House of Nobility, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki

  • Lecture by Vesa Olkkonen: ”Lipoproteiinit: Verenkierron rasvojen kuljettajat hyvässä ja pahassa”
  • Lecture by Martina Reuter: ”Mary Wollstonecraft, Frans Michael Franzén och Åbo Tidningar 1797-1831”


Program for spring 2023

Monday 16.1 at 4 p.m., Aurum, Henrikinkatu 2, Turku
  • Commemorative speech for Professor Karl-Gustav Sandelin is given by Tage Kurtén
  • Lecture by Ruth Illman
  • Lecture by Anne Kovalainen
Monday 20.2 at 5 p.m., House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki
  • Lecture by Ulrika Candolin
  • Lecture by Matti Lassas
Monday 20.3 at 5 p.m., House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki
  • Lecture by Sarah Butcher
Monday 24.4. at 5 p.m. Annual meeting
Saturday 29.4. Annual celebration
Monday 20.3 at 5 p.m., Villa Aikala, Meilahti