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22nd World Vegetarian Congress 1973
Ronneby Brunn, Sweden

From The Vegetarian August 1973:

22nd World Vegetarian Congress

SWEDEN - 1973


REPRESENTATIVES from 25 countries - ranging from Greece and Turkey to Japan and India, from Venezuela to South Africa - make a truly international 22nd World Vegetarian Congress at Ronneby-Brunn in Sweden (28 July to 4 August). Our hosts are the Swedish Vegetarian Society, formed in 1903, and this will be the third vegetarian Congress held there - a memorable way to celebrate a 70th Anniversary.

The town of Ronneby lies in the province of Blekinge, the "garden of Sweden" and dates back before the 12th century; Ronneby Brunn is the spa and conference centre about a mile and a half away. Here you will find a happy blending of ancient and modern with every facility to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of the hundreds pouring in from all over the world. There is a beautifully modernised conference building, restaurant, gymnasium, Sauna bath.

There is an exciting programme of vital and topical subjects such as Environmental Pollution by Jack Lucas; animal welfare is covered, veganic horticulture, the healthy rearing of vegetarian children and much besides. Working Groups and Seminars are led by such greatly respected figures as Prof.Scott Nearing from the USA on Vegetarian Economics of Land Use; Land Cultivation; Vegetarian Essence in Comparative Religion and so on. Among the many distinguished visitors attending . . . President of the International Vegetarian Union Dr.Gordon Latto; the former President, the Marquis de St.Innocent; Chairman of the Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdon, John le Grice; together with General Secretary Roland Ashley; President of the Jewish Vegetarian Society Philip Pick, President of the American Vegan Society, H.J.Dinshah and many others.

Of course it is not all work and no play - how could it be with a beautiful open-air swimming pool right there as well as tennis courts, miniature golf, and nearby golf course and riding stables. And when you add that the sea is less than three miles away . . . what more could anyone desire! The lucky ones who can manage to spend a second week will have a holiday in Ronneby Brunn as well as a two-day trip to Stockholm. But for everyone there will be a dance and social events with the chance to meet fellow vegetarians from all parts of the globe. An experience never to be forgotten. . .

From The Vegetarian 1972:


BRIAN Gunn-King, Honorary General Secretary of the International Vegetarian Union, has just been elected a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

He took a Diploma in Town & Country Planning in Nottingham in 1963, and was elected an Associate, later becoming an RTPI Member. He also became a Member of the Royal Society for Health, and has since been made a Fellow of the Lands Institute and the Royal Horticultural Society.

A life vegetarian and vegan, Brian, together with his wife Margaret and two daughters lives in a country house near Ballymena, Co Antrim, which doubles as IVU Headquarters. As IVU Secretary Brian has attended World Vegetarian Congresses in England, India, Israel, Holland, and is arranging the next in Sweden in summer 1973 hosted by the Swedish Vegetarian Soceity.