*CANCELLED* Annual Dinner at the House of Lords, 4 November 2021

Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: October 3rd, 2021

***Please note that this event has been postponed. The House of Lords have cancelled all banqueting events. They have taken a decision on advice from UKHSA in order to protect core parliamentary business from an increase in Covid infections because of a serious Covid-related incident in the Houses of Parliament. ***


Annual Dinner at the House of Lords

Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, London SW1A 0AA

Thursday 4th November 2021

Starts at 7.00pm with a Reception and followed by

Dinner 8.00pm to 9.30pm





Viscount Trenchard

Hugh Trenchard, 3rd Viscount Trenchard DL, is an investment banker and a member of the House of Lords. He has visited Korea regularly since 1982 and was responsible for Kleinwort Benson’s operations in the country for several years. He has served as a Senior Advisor on Korea to Prudential Financial, Inc. He is also a former Chairman of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and currently serves as Honorary Air Commodore of 600 (City of London) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force. Viscount Trenchard  has visited Korea around 50 times. Most recent visit was in November 2019.


Guest Speaker

Rt Hon Amanda Milling

The Rt Hon Amanda Milling has been Minister for Asia at the Foreign, Development & Commonwealth Office since September 2021. Previously, she was co-Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio at the Cabinet Office and a Government Whip from 2018 to 2020. She is originally from Staffordshire and has been MP for Cannock Chase since the 2015 General Election.


Guest of Honour

HE The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Gunn Kim

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador he was the ROK’s Deputy Foreign Minister.

A veteran diplomat, who has served in posts handling North Korean nuclear issues, North America and China affairs.


This prestigious venue provides an excellent opportunity for networking with members and their guests.

Cost including: Drinks Reception & Dinner with wine

BKS Members: £70   Non-members: £80 

Dress code: Lounge suits


Members: for individual/veteran/student members this includes spouses/partners,

for corporate members this includes up to 5 representatives.


As this is an extremely popular event, numbers are strictly limited. Please reserve your place by email to events@britishkoreansociety.org.uk giving the following information, or sign up using our online booking form:

1. Name

2. Telephone number

3. Names of guests and whether they are a member

4. Your guest’s email if applicable

5. Any dietary requirements


Once you have made your booking you can make your payment by bank transfer:

Account Name: British Korean Society
Account No: 32827868
Sort Code: 30-98-97
Reference: Full Name


Admittance is by invitation only, an invitation will be sent on receipt of your payment.

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