Posted by: Lauren Barnes  |  Posted on: 16th June 2021

  We are sorry to announce the cancellation of the ‘Remembering the Korean War’ event. The number of veterans who felt able to take part in the event planned for 24 June was not enough to make it viable, and we have had to make […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 12th March 2021

“The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea 1950 – 1953”   The National Army Museum will hold a series of talks about the Korean War entitled “The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea 1950 – 1953”. The museum has kindly agreed to allow BKS members, as invited guests, to […]

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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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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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Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 9th December 2019

A much respected Buddhist scholar, Prof Karel Werner, passed away on 26th November aged 94 years. Prof Werner and his wife Marian were long time members and active supporters of the BKS. They loved to travel to Korea and enjoyed meeting Korean people and experiencing […]

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Posted by: Hannah Giles  |  Posted on: 28th September 2019

The K-Music Festival 2019 begins on Thursday 3rd October and runs until Monday 18th November.   This year, the programme includes seven groups who will present six outstanding shows, starting from a Korean post-rock band Jambinai on 3rd October and ending with K-music jazz group […]

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