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

The British Association for Korean Studies bursary committee have announced the four recipients of BKS Bursaries for academic year 2017 – 2018. More about the students and their research can be found on our Outreach – Bursary Programme page.

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ahneaktai

Written by: Derek Marsh  |  Posted on: 28th November 2016

The Hungary-Korea Society organised a two day event in Budapest on November 9 -10 2016. The first day celebrated the 110th birthday of Ahn Eak Tai, composer of the music now used for the Korean National Anthem, and the 80th anniversary of his first visit […]

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Written by: Warwick Morris  |  Posted on: 8th November 2016

BKS member Alan Guy MBE has been awarded the ‘Civil Merit Medal‘ on behalf of the President of the Republic of Korea to mark his 17 years as the British Korean Veterans Association’s Korea Liaison Officer, his 33 years as a BKVA member and his […]

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60 years

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 14th August 2016

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the Society: our Hwangap ( 환갑), a celebration of longevity. Reaching 60 means completing one big circle and starting another, reflecting the traditional 60 year cycle of the lunar calendar. We hope you can join us in celebrating […]

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ParkJinVisit

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 1st August 2016

Korea-Britain Society President Dr Park Jin and his wife Sun-Hee were briefly in London in mid-June. Dr Park, a former Presidential Adviser and distinguished Assemblyman, has been a strong supporter of the British-Korean relationship for many years, and was awarded a CBE last year for […]

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CharlesHay

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 26th July 2016

We have received the following message from Ambassador Hay:

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Bursary Collage 2016

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 29th June 2016

The BAKS bursary committee have announced the four recipients of BKS Bursaries for academic year 2016 – 2017. More about the students and their research can be found on our Outreach – Bursary Programme page.

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AmbHwang

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 28th June 2016

We have received the following message from Ambassador Hwang: The ROK Ambassador’s Congratulation Message on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the British Korean Society As the ROK Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the joint President of the British Korean Society, it is […]

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OrderDiplomaticService

Written by: Derek Marsh  |  Posted on: 29th April 2016

On April 28, Ambassador Joonkook Hwang hosted the presentation of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit to Sir John Stanley and to the widow of Professor Paul Webley, formerly Director of SOAS. The presentation was carried out by Vice Foreign Minister Sungnam Lim, the former […]

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Written by: Warwick Morris  |  Posted on: 8th March 2016

On behalf of the Society I attended with my wife the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Major General Mike Swindells CB, on 13 January at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square. As reported elsewhere on our website, Mike was the last President of the […]

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