Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 25th May 2018

In what has become an annual tradition, the Society hosted a briefing on 22 May from UK representatives from Seoul and Pyongyang regarding the situation on the Korean peninsula and relations with the UK.  It was held in collaboration with SOAS at their Alumni Lecture […]

Read more

No Comments

Written by: Martin Uden  |  Posted on: 26th April 2018

The Society held an event on 23 April at the offices of Addleshaw Goddard in Moorgate featuring a British and a Korean judge explaining the two countries’ judicial systems.  Over 30 members and guests attended. After an introduction by the Chairman and welcoming remarks by […]

Read more

1 Comment

Written by: Chris Hollands  |  Posted on: 23rd April 2018

The Annual General meeting of the BKS was held at the Korean Cultural Centre on March 26. There was a good turnout of around 50 people. After introductory remarks from our Chairman, we received a short address from Minister and Charge d’Affaires Sun from the RoK […]

Read more

No Comments

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 28th March 2018

More than 50 BKS members attended a most enjoyable Seollal party to celebrate a little belatedly the New Year on the newly refurbished 7th floor of the RoK Embassy on 16 March. Our host was Minister Sun Nahmkook, Charge d’affaires since the unexpected recall to […]

Read more

No Comments

Written by: Derek Marsh  |  Posted on: 4th December 2017

The BKS held its Annual Reception in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on Wednesday 29 November. About 95 members and guests attended and enjoyed drinks and bowl food while networking. Our host, the Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP, began the evening by speaking […]

Read more

No Comments

Written by: Derek Marsh  |  Posted on: 11th September 2017

  On September 6 the City law firm Addleshaw Goddard kindly and generously hosted a talk by Ms Agathe L’Homme from The Economist Intelligence Unit. Ms L’Homme spoke about economic trends in Asia to the year 2050 with particular reference to South Korea. She drew […]

Read more

No Comments

Written by: Ian Simm  |  Posted on: 27th August 2017

Through Their Eyes BKS Committee Member Seoyoung Kim is a curator at the Kingston Museum and she kindly offered members of the Society a special viewing of her latest project. Through Their Eyes brings together 20th century European artists’ views of Korea with contemporary perceptions […]

Read more

No Comments

Written by: Roger Jeal  |  Posted on: 26th August 2017

Southwark – The Tudor Pleasure Playground London south of the Thames often seems rather different from areas to the north and that was certainly true nearly 500 years ago. A dozen British Korean Society explorers covered a lot of ground between Southwark Underground and London […]

Read more

No Comments

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 27th June 2017

An entertaining evening with author Michael Breen and BKS Treasurer Chris Hollands was held at the Korean Cultural Centre UK on 12 June 2017. Chris interviewed Mike about his new book: “The New Koreans: The Business, History and People of South Korea.” This was followed by a […]

Read more

1 Comment

Written by: Derek Marsh  |  Posted on: 19th May 2017

On May 11 the BKS and the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies jointly hosted “An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship”. The evening was introduced by Charlotte Horlyck, Chair of the Centre of Korean Studies and moderated by Warwick Morris, Chairman of the BKS. The British […]

Read more

No Comments