Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 14th May 2022

British Korea Society Event to honour the Veterans of the Korean War at the National Army Museum 5th May 2022     The British Korea Society held an event to honour the Veterans of the Korean War on 5 May at the National Army Museum. […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 11th April 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the British Korean Society was held at the Korean Cultural Centre UK on 28 March 2022.   After two years of virtual meetings it was great to finally be able to meet together as a group. Around 40 of us […]

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Written by: Ian Simm  |  Posted on: 26th February 2022

At the second attempt, following postponement last November as COVID numbers started to rise, the BKS Annual Dinner took place in February with just over 100 members, friends, supporters and sponsors participating. We gathered in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the House of Lords, […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 26th September 2021

Chuseok – Korean Thanksgiving – is a wonderful time to be in Korea. The summer rains recede, and the skies are a vibrant blue. The leaves turn golden brown. The whole country takes to the roads, and railway stations are full as families reunite to […]

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Written by: Hari Blackmore  |  Posted on: 3rd August 2021

  A Study of Korean History and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites   On Tuesday the 8th of June, BKS welcomed Prof. David Mason to give an online lecture about Korean history, its Golden (and Dark) Ages, and the numerous World Cultural Heritage Sites associated […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 10th April 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the British Korean Society (BKS) was held via Zoom on 25 March 2021. The meeting was attended by approximately 35 people including both our Joint Presidents, Ambassador Enna Park and Sir Stephen Brown. Ambassador Park gave a short address before […]

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Written by: Ian Simm  |  Posted on: 23rd February 2021

Presentation by Hari Blackmore A whistle-stop archaeology and history of Korea:   from the Palaeolithic to the Three Kingdoms Period    On Thursday 18 February, BKS held its first on-line meeting. Hari Blackmore gave us an excellent overview of Korean pre-history which was followed by a […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 31st January 2020

Seollal Celebration at Kalbi Korean Restaurant Seollal is a very special time of year in Korea. Seollal celebrates the beginning of the Lunar New Year – 2020 will be the Year of the Rat (or mouse depending on where you live). It’s a time for […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 13th November 2019

North Korea – “Foundations for Economic Revival” The British Korean Society and The Henry Jackson Society hosted an invitation only roundtable entitled “North Korea – The Foundations for Economic Revival” at the prestigious Naval and Military Club in London on 11 November. The event was […]

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Written by: Ian Simm  |  Posted on: 30th October 2019

The BKS annual reception was held in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on the evening of Thursday 24 October, attended by some 85 members, guests and others interested in Korea. The event was hosted by Sir Ed Davey MP, Chair of the All-party Parliamentary […]

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