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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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: 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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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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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 11th September 2019

The British Korean Society Chuseok Dinner on 9 September 2019. Chuseok – Korean Thanksgiving – falls at the most beautiful time of year in Korea. The heat and summer rains give way to clear early autumn skies, the temperature falls, and the leaves begin to […]

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