Written by: Roger Jeal  |  Posted on: 5th August 2019

From Diana the Huntress to Watering Holes – Meandering Round St James’s Our annual London walk in July took us on a pleasant evening meander around St James’s, an area south of Piccadilly with a distant history as a leper colony but now full of […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 19th June 2019

Our annual update from the British Ambassadors to the DPRK and the ROK. We took advantage of Foreign Office Leadership week to ask our two Ambassadors in Korea, HE Simon Smith based in Seoul, and HE Colin Crooks based in Pyongyang, to speak to the […]

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Written by: Anthony Gilbert  |  Posted on: 19th June 2019

An enjoyable evening learning to play the historic strategy game of Go. Following a refreshing drink on arrival at the Korean Cultural Centre, Gerry Gavigan, a member of the Council for the British Go Association who is their London liaison officer, gave an introduction to […]

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Written by: Sylvia Park  |  Posted on: 1st May 2019

On 24th April BKS members had a chance to enjoy a private tour of the British Library and a viewing of highlights from its East Asian collections with the Library’s curator Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections. The British Library is the home to […]

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Written by: Paul Robinson  |  Posted on: 20th April 2019

Corporate BKS member David Browne of Maersk Line had kindly arranged a tour of their container ship, the Evelyn Maersk, docking at London Gateway on 3rd April 2019. Unfortunately all did not go according to plan with the vessel arriving later than expected, which meant […]

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Written by: Chris Hollands  |  Posted on: 18th April 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the British Korean Society was held at the Korean Cultural Centre on 25 March 2019. There was a good turnout of some 50 people from a wide cross section of our membership, including both our Joint Presidents, Ambassador Enna Park […]

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Written by: Martin Uden  |  Posted on: 27th October 2018

The British Korean Society held its Annual Reception on the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons on 18 October, and the decision to hold the event a little earlier in the year was blessed with a beautiful evening.  As in previous years, the Rt […]

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Written by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 8th October 2018

The BKS Chuseok dinner was held at Arang, a Korean restaurant in Central London on 17th September. 31 members and guests attended to celebrate Chuseok together. The members and their guests who attended the dinner ranged from young to old, with those who have been […]

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Written by: Martin Uden  |  Posted on: 13th September 2018

The new Korean Ambassador, Ms Enna Park, was kind enough to invite four members of the committee of the British Korean Society for lunch on 12 September at her Residence in Kensington.  I congratulated her on her appointment, not least as the first female Ambassador […]

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Written by: Roger Jeal  |  Posted on: 1st August 2018

Meandering Meaningfully Around Mayfair What better way to pass the time before dinner than meandering around several of London’s garden squares in the company of a top guide? More than a dozen British Korean Society enthusiasts enjoyed a well-planned Mayfair ramble between Oxford Circus and […]

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