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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Written by: Roger Jeal  |  Posted on: 5th August 2019

From Diana the Huntress to Watering Holes – Meandering Round St James’s Our annual London walk in July took us on a pleasant evening meander around St James’s, an area south of Piccadilly with a distant history as a leper colony but now full of […]

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Written by: Douglas Barrett  |  Posted on: 19th June 2019

Our annual update from the British Ambassadors to the DPRK and the ROK. We took advantage of Foreign Office Leadership week to ask our two Ambassadors in Korea, HE Simon Smith based in Seoul, and HE Colin Crooks based in Pyongyang, to speak to the […]

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Written by: Anthony Gilbert  |  Posted on: 19th June 2019

An enjoyable evening learning to play the historic strategy game of Go. Following a refreshing drink on arrival at the Korean Cultural Centre, Gerry Gavigan, a member of the Council for the British Go Association who is their London liaison officer, gave an introduction to […]

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Written by: Sylvia Park  |  Posted on: 1st May 2019

On 24th April BKS members had a chance to enjoy a private tour of the British Library and a viewing of highlights from its East Asian collections with the Library’s curator Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections. The British Library is the home to […]

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Written by: Paul Robinson  |  Posted on: 20th April 2019

Corporate BKS member David Browne of Maersk Line had kindly arranged a tour of their container ship, the Evelyn Maersk, docking at London Gateway on 3rd April 2019. Unfortunately all did not go according to plan with the vessel arriving later than expected, which meant […]

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Written by: Chris Hollands  |  Posted on: 18th April 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the British Korean Society was held at the Korean Cultural Centre on 25 March 2019. There was a good turnout of some 50 people from a wide cross section of our membership, including both our Joint Presidents, Ambassador Enna Park […]

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Written by: Martin Uden  |  Posted on: 27th October 2018

The British Korean Society held its Annual Reception on the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons on 18 October, and the decision to hold the event a little earlier in the year was blessed with a beautiful evening.  As in previous years, the Rt […]

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