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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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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