British Korean Soceity (formerly Anglo-Korean Society)

A: They were both honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on 13 June. In the Diplomatic and Overseas listing, within the list of those honoured with an MBE, there is the following: Mrs Sylvia Chong-Ae Park, Events secretary, Anglo-Korean Society. For services to strengthening links between the UK and Korea. Sylvia marks 20 […]

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The Anglo-Korean Society annual dinner

by Philip Gowman 5 November 2013
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This year’s Anglo-Korean Society dinner in the Houses of Parliament will be on 21 November. Details below and in the attached pdf (which must be completed in order to reserve your seat) ANGLO – KOREAN SOCIETY JOINT PRESIDENTS HE The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Sungnam Lim Dr Robert Hawley CBE CHAIRMAN Warwick Morris […]

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Inside Kim’s Kingdom: John Everard talks to the Anglo-Korean Society

by Philip Gowman 12 October 2013
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John Everard will be introducing his book Only Beautiful Please to the Anglo-Korean Society on 16 October: Inside Kim’s Kingdom A talk by John Everard Former British Ambassador to North Korea Wednesday 16th October 2013 6.45pm for 7.00pm Korean Cultural Centre Grand Buildings, 1-3 The Strand, London WC2N 5BW (nearest underground stations–Charing Cross & Embankment) […]

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AKS Diners at Kalbi Restaurant, Rosebery Avenue

by Philip Gowman 3 February 2013
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A reminder of the informal gathering of Anglo-Korean Society members on 7 Feburary: AKS Diners You are invited to join our informal get together on Thursday 7th February 2013at 7.00pm at Kalbi Korean Restaurant, 36 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 5HP (Nearest Underground stations are Chancery Lane & Farringdon) This is an ideal and unique opportunity […]

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Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo-Korean Society

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2012
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Celebrate Chuseok this Friday with the Anglo Korean Society. Note that this event is for AKS members and their guests only. You need to pre-book (and also pre-pay) using the form at the bottom of this post. CHUSEOK CELEBRATION With a screening of “The Arch of Enlightenment” Friday 28th September 2012 6.30pm for 7.00pm Korean […]

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Places still available on AKS guided walk of Inns of Court

by Philip Gowman 3 May 2012
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A reminder of the interesting guided walk of the Inns of Court with the Anglo-Korean Society on 8 May. Guided by an experienced Blue Badge guide, this should be a fascinating and fun evening. Details on the AKS website

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Anglo-Korean Society annual dinner

by Philip Gowman 21 September 2011
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Members of the Anglo Korean Society have a number of privileged events during the year. And probably the most special is the annual dinner in the Houses of Parliament. Members and guests only. It’s worth joining simply for the dinner. And even if you’ve done it before, the tour of parliament before the dinner is […]

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Rumours about SC First Bank sale can’t be true

by Philip Gowman 28 May 2011
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"Rumors say Standard selling SC First". Doesn't sound right. Standard Chartered sounded very bullish about SC First the other day when the Anglo-Korean Society visited for a viewing of their art collection. http://bit.ly/jWBtPV # Companies: SC First

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AKS visit to Standard Chartered art collection

by Philip Gowman 18 May 2011
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Just returned from Anglo-Korean Society visit to Standard Chartered art collection. No Korean art. But learned about their hot-desking and recycling policies #. Evening rescued by interesting talk by AKS treasurer about the development of SC First Bank since Standard Chartered acquisition. # Companies: SC First

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AKS members-only visit to Standard Chartered HQ

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2011
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Here’s your excuse to join the Anglo-Korean Society, which you have been meaning to do for a while. Tour of Standard Chartered Bank 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD Wednesday 18th May 2011. 6.00pm for 6.30pm Walk into Standard Chartered’s London Head Office; you will find a piece of Asia transplanted into the Square Mile. […]

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Korea in the mid-fifties – historic slides

by Philip Gowman 25 March 2011
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Two upcoming opportunities to see historic photographs of the Korean peninsula in the 1950s. First, courtesy of the Anglo Korean Society, photos of South Korea at the KCC. Details below. Watch this space for photos of North Korea at SOAS in May. KOREA IN THE MID-FIFTIES – HISTORIC SLIDES A talk and slide show by […]

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Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary 2011/12

by Philip Gowman 20 February 2011
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BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES BURSARY COMMITTEE Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Academic Session 2011-2012 The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering one or more £500 bursaries on a competitive basis to post-graduate students. Details of the Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Programme are as follows: the bursary […]

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Anglo Korean Society annual parliamentary dinner

by Philip Gowman 25 November 2010
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Notice of the AKS’s annual festive dinner in the Houses of Parliament. This year it’s been upgraded to the House of Lords. The tour of the Houses of Parliament before dinner is also worthwhile. ANGLO – KOREAN SOCIETY JOINT PRESIDENTS H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Choo Kyu-Ho Dr Robert Hawley CBE CHAIRMAN […]

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AKS private view of the Korea Foundation gallery at the British Museum

by Philip Gowman 31 October 2010
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News of an upcoming event for members of the Anglo-Korean Society: TOUR OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM Thursday 18th November 2010 6.15pm for 6.30pm THE BRITISH MUSEUM GREAT RUSSELL STREET LONDON WC1B 3DG MEET AT THE NORTH ENTRANCE, MONTAGUE PLACE Sascha Priewe, Co-ordinating Curator of the Korean Gallery in the British Museum, will lead a guided […]

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Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo Korean Society

by Philip Gowman 21 September 2010
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A notice from the Anglo-Korean Society: CHUSEOK EVENING Wednesday 22nd September 2010 6.30pm Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand Buildings, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue (nearest underground station – Charing Cross) Chuseok, a traditional Harvest Moon festival, is held on the 15th day of the Eighth Moon in the […]

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Remembering the Battle of the Imjin at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 28 July 2010
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“I’ve met Tom Cruise, and now I’ve met Sam Mercer. And when I met Sam I was truly star-struck. The man’s a legend.” So said a member of the audience at the Korean Cultural Centre after an instructive talk by Andrew Salmon on the battle of the Imjin on 15 July. Sam Mercer was sitting […]

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The Three Ambassadors: what next on the Korean peninsula?

by Philip Gowman 16 July 2010
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For the second year running, the Anglo Korean Society organised a fascinating Korea update in the Houses of Parliament, provided by three ambassadors: Martin Uden and Peter Hughes, our representatives in Seoul and Pyongyang respectively, and Choo Kyu Ho, Seoul’s representative in London. Simon Hughes MP hosted at the event held on 8 July. Sir […]

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