Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 22nd December 2020

Chairman’s message to BKS members   At a time when we are asking you for another year’s subscription, as well as asking you to make use of a new online mechanism for membership, it is high time to let you know how things look for […]

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Written by: Ian Simm  |  Posted on: 15th December 2020

Although our programme of small grants has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, we have been able to support some worthwhile activities this year.   We have set two deadlines for grant applications, in February and September. In February, we allocated 4 grants, although so […]

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Written by: Stephen Brown  |  Posted on: 25th October 2020

Dr Robert Hawley CBE FREng FRSE: Life Member British Korean Society   We learned with sadness that Dr Robert Hawley CBE FREng FRSE passed away on 11 October.   Dr Hawley will be well known to all members of the British Korean Society following his […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 25th October 2020

It is with sadness that we report the death of Dr Robert Hawley CBE FREng FRSE on 11th October 2020, aged 84.   Dr Hawley served as Chairman of the Anglo-Korean Society (now the BKS) for 5 years to 2007 when he became Joint President […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 23rd July 2020

Dr Hazel Smith, a BKS member, will be talking about the Ethics of Sanctions on North Korea. This event is being hosted by the Korea Economic Institute of America and will be livestreamed via Zoom.   Tuesday, 28th July 2020 7pm – 7.30pm (BST)   […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 1st July 2020

The Korean Culture Centre UK (KCCUK) is offering online resources to enjoy various Korean arts and culture at home for free.   Please visit the KCCUK website for further information.

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Written by: Martin Uden  |  Posted on: 1st July 2020

I shall write in more detail in our summer newsletter about the modest but moving ceremonies that took place on 25 June in the UK to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.  I was involved in my role as President […]

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Written by: Martin Uden  |  Posted on: 13th May 2020

Chairman’s message to BKS members The Korean practice of asking after the health of the recipient at the start of many letters is all the more appropriate at this time of uncertainty.  So I must express my hope that you and your family and friends […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 19th February 2020

The 1st Korea Conference: Exploring the Korean Independence Movement and the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula The EKSS (Edinburgh Korean Students Society) is holding a conference to commemorate the March 1st Independence Movement in 1919.   Saturday 29 February 2020, 10:00am-7pm   Lecture Theatre A, […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 3rd January 2020

It is with sadness we report the death of Lawrence Middleton CMG on December 10th, aged 89. He is survived by his wife, Sheila. Lawrence was British Ambassador to South Korea from 1986 to 1990 and served as Chairman of the Anglo-Korean Society (now the […]

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