Written by Ronja Larsson
on March 25, 2021

A commemorative book, to be called Aula Memories, is being planned to celebrate Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket, SSHL’s, iconic Aula building, which tragically burnt down on March 1st, this year. 

The book will combine some of the official history of the iconic building as well as capture people’s own individual memories from events that have been held in the Aula over the years. Past and present attendees and partners of the school are to be invited to contribute their own images and memories online. A number of these images would then be used in the final printed book. 

A Facebook group has been created called SSHL Aula: Memories, as a way of connecting people to the project. 

Carina Nilsson, Skolchef, SSHL, said  I am truly moved by the tremendous support and kind offers of help which the school has received from so many people, locally, in Sweden and abroad. We have sadly lost our beloved Aula but the memories the building held are what matters most. This is why we are grateful for Julian Stubbs’ initiative to create the SSHL Aula memory book with the help of his team at UP. Together, we hope to capture those many memories from students, alumni, parents, staff and what the SSHL Aula meant to Sigtuna and our community, which will create a lasting memory for us all.’

The creative work, design and writing is being sponsored and organised by international Branding, Marketing and Digital agency UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, based in Stockholm. The Founder and CEO, Julian Stubbs, has a son at the school, who is due to graduate this year. 

Julian Stubbs said ‘Like everyone I was really saddened by the fire. All of us who have a connection with the school have had the same reaction. There have been so many happy memories and events held in Aulan it’s important we don’t just remember it for the fire. So we decided to help by creating a book commemorating the building, and people’s memories.’ 

The book will be in both Swedish and English. For your contributions please join the facebook group or send your pictures and memories via email to . 

The UP team working on the project will be Charlotte Wibäck, Bianca Ungerth,  Peter Langer and Julian Stubbs. A Swedish and English writer will also be added to the team. 


The Aula Facebook group

For more information contact:

Eva Nilsson Lindin
+46 (0)70 811 2031

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Contact for UP: 

Ronja Larsson
Global Client Services


Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket SSHL - A home away from home 

SSHL is a Swedish boarding school with international character. With us, students can study at Swedish high school and graduating school, but also attend IB Middle Years Program, IB Diploma and IB Career-related Program. We welcome both boarding and day students, and offer several different options for boarding accommodation.

We have a long and solid experience of offering quality education, both to international, foreign Swedish and home-Swedish students. On Wednesdays and holidays, students wear school uniforms.


For us, the whole is important. With outstanding staff, focus on the individual and a healthy study environment, we create the conditions for good study results. The students live and study in a scenic and safe environment. Here you have access to an inspiring and active leisure time in the school's sports and leisure activities, close to picturesque Sigtuna, Arlanda Airport and Stockholm.


SSHL is run by the Sigtuna School Foundation with the Sigtuna Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as principals. The foundation form means that the school is run as a non profit organisation.



UP THERE, EVERYWHERE is the world’s first global cloud-based full-service branding, marketing and digital agency. Working in distributed teams around the world, using the latest close-based software tools they help global clients with their communications challenges in multiple markets. The agency offers creative and strategic services covering market research and analysis; branding, identity and communications; website and ecommerce site development; inbound, content and social media marketing; as well as films, webinars and large events. 

Today the agency has Creative Hub facilities in Stockholm, Uppsala, Hamburg, Zurich, Amsterdam, London, Guildford, New York and Shanghai. 

UP was established in Stockholm, Sweden in January 2011 and today has over 200 people globally. 

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