About the Society

The Society was founded in 1956 to foster friendships between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

Its primary object is to bring together all those in the UK who are interested in Korean matters. The Society enjoys continual on-going support from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for all its activities.

A variety of social and cultural events are organised throughout the year. Our Annual General Meeting is held in the first quarter, a Chuseok celebration is organised in September to celebrate the Korean Harvest Moon Festival, and our Annual Dinner at the Houses of Parliament is in the final quarter. Other events include informal networking drinks or dinners and Korea related talks by authors, diplomats or other speakers of note. Our talented and varied membership provides access to art collections, museums, iconic buildings and hidden areas of London. We are always interested in new ideas and opportunities for members to get together and welcome any suggestions.

Wherever possible the cost to members of attending events is subsidised from subscriptions received and the generosity of our sponsors.

The Society also has an outreach programme offering small grants to organisations or individuals for activities or projects in sympathy with our aims of fostering friendship between the UK and Korea.

Sign up to our free mailing list for news of Korea related events and opportunities. BKS members receive a newsletter twice a year with reports on past events, details of the forthcoming programme and other items of interest.

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