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Helsingkrona Nation at Lund University aims to promote good relationships between students during their time in Lund. This is done through a variety of activities such as Helsingkronaspexet, Helsingkrona Radio and our prom Snörsjöaorden and much more. Here on the website or on our Facebook page, you can read more about our business and what is going on right now.

Do you want to physically visit the nation we are located at Tornavägen 3, near Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH). The expedition is open weekdays between 11-13, and additionally on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17-18. Visit us if you need help with your tuition bill from Studentlund, purchase guest passes, reserve a place at a sittning, sign up for the nation's activities or just meet the charming kuratel.

history of helsingkrona nation

It was not long after Lund University's establishment in 1666 that the first student nations saw the light of day. However, the academic authorities did not look kindly at these associations and for a while they were prohibited. This ban was lifted unofficially in 1672, when the university's chancellor, Count Gustaf Stenbock in a letter argued that since these nations survive despite the ban, they should instead be under the control and supervision of university teachers, that would become an Inspektor. However, it was not until 1695 that the nations were officially recognized by the writing of a royal letter.

Helsingkrona's birth as a nation is dated to February 4, 1890, when the inaugural meeting was held. Just over a month later Professor Martin Weibull was elected as the first Inspektor of the nation. However, Helsingkrona's history goes further back than that. The nation was initially a part of the Skånska Nation from 1682 until 1833, when the nation's first dividing process began. This process ended up with the departments in the Skånska Nation where Helsingkrona constituted the Fourth Chamber. Cooperation between the old divisions of the Skånska Nation still lives on in the form of Skåne Nations committee, which awards the shared scholarships. They also organize Gåsafesten every five years.

Another date that is close to the heart of the nation is October 17, 1891, when considerate ladies from Helsingborg and Landskrona handed over to the nation's inspector a banner with what thus became Helsingkrona’s coat of arms. The coat of arms is a mix of the coat of arms from the two major cities in the nation - Helsingborg and Landskrona.

Many people have passed through Helsingkrona over the years, and many have in different ways made their mark in both Lund as well on a national level. It can be a argued that it would be better not to mention anyone so nobody will feel forgotten, but nonetheless there are some Helsingkronites that are worth being reminded of. In particular, Helsingkronas spex is an important part of the nation. 1908 two helsingkronites wrote themselves self into the history of Lund by writing the famous spex Uarda. The two were Hilding Kefa Neanderstrasse and Louis Thet gambla Ramberg.

For Lundakarnevalen 1954 a few boys from the boys' grammar school in Helsingborg began to write another widely famous spex. Two of the authors are named Hans Alfredson and Patrick Meurling, and the spex is called Djinghis Khan. Later Hans Alfredson joined the entertainment industry and eventually paired up with Tage Danielsson, and the rest is - as they say - history. The later of the authors then went on to become inspector of Helsingkrona nation.

Helsingkronites also excelled in many other areas of the student life in Lund. Among others, there are two helsingkronites - Einar Hellners and Thorild Dahlgren - behind both the Lund Studentkårs Kreditkassa for Lund's Student Konviktorium.

One could be able to continue forever. Many are the Helsingkronites that have helped to shape the Lund into what it is today.

There are many other sources from which you can read about Helsingkrona's history. Some of these are:

Nordvästskåningarna i Lund by Krister Gierow. This book was published to Helsingkrona's fiftieth anniversary.

Nordvästskånskt, edited by Krister Gierow. The book was published in connection to the inauguration of the Helsingkronagården 1st March 1958.

Nation och hembygd, edited by Bertil Malmberg. Published in connection with the Helsingkrona 75th anniversary.

Hundra års helsingkroniter, edited by Patrick Meurling. Issued to the same year as the nation's 100th anniversary, February 3, 1990.

Skånska nationen, is also recommended to read. Glimpses from the life of a student in Lund by Göran Larsson, former archivist of AF.