A reminder of the Anglo-Korean Society annual House of Commons dinner on Thursday 6 November.
This ever-popular event will commence with a guided tour of the chambers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, followed by a reception on the Terrace Pavilion and dinner at the Churchill Dining Room.
The guest speaker will be Warwick Morris, former British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.
Warwick Morris retired earlier this year from the Diplomatic Service. For much of his 38 year career, accompanied throughout by his wife Pam, he dealt with Asia, especially South Korea where he served three times for a total of 13 years, most recently as Ambassador for 4 years. Prior to that he was Ambassador to Vietnam for 3 years. During the first posting in Seoul (1975 to 1979) he studied Korean for 18 months at Yonsei University, and two of their children were born then. He dealt with NE Asian affairs, defence and security issues during postings in London, and also served in New Delhi, Mexico City and Paris. Mr Morris visited Pyongyang in 1991 and, with his wife, in 2004. He has been an active member of the Anglo-Korean Society and the British Association of Korean Studies for some years. He continues to take a keen interest in events on and around the Korean peninsula and has recently taken on several advisory roles for British companies engaged in Korea and Vietnam, including in insurance, legal services and the global risk business.
The event is hosted by Peter Bottomley MP, secretary of the All-Party Britain-Republic of Korea Parliamentary Group, and is sponsored by Hyundai Motor UK Ltd.
Cost: Members £45.00 Non-members £55.00
Optional tour: £5.00
Tour starts at 6pm; pre-dinner drinks start at 7pm.