British Korean Society

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The British Korean Society is hosting a talk by the Economist Intelligence Unit focusing on South Korea: The Economist Intelligence Unit Presentation Wednesday 6 September 2017, 6.30pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will deliver a presentation on its Long-term Macroeconomic Forecasts: key trends […]

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An evening with Michael Breen and The New Koreans

by Philip Gowman 13 June 2017
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When going to a book talk, it is all too common to find that the moderator has little knowledge of the book or its subject matter, and asks the author embarrassingly shallow questions leaving the audience and author short-changed. No such risks last night at the KCC, where the British Korean Society’s Chris Hollands conversed […]

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BKS hosts an interview with Michael Breen

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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We enjoyed Mike Breen’s first book – The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies – and are currently enjoying this completely new and updated version. It’s full of fascinating detail as well as giving you the big picture. We were hoping to have written a review by now, but events […]

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Event news: the UK ambassadors to the two Koreas talk at SOAS

by Events Editor 23 April 2017
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The British Korean Society is hosting a talk by our ambassadors to the two Koreas in collaboration with SOAS: An update on the UK-Korea relationship H.E Mr Charles Hay MVO (British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea) HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) 11 May 2017, 6:45 – […]

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Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2017
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An announcement on behalf of the British Korean Society, the British Korean Veterans Association and the British Association for Korean Studies: Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea The British Association for Korean Studies administers two sets of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for both schemes this year is 3 April 2017. […]

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Event news: UK-Korea business seminar

by Events Editor 4 September 2016
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Notice of a seminar arranged jointly by the British Korean Society and the Lord Mayor’s office: UK-Korea Business Seminar Mansion House, 23 September 2016 As follow-up to the Lord Mayor of London’s visit to the Republic of Korea in July, the British Korean Society, jointly with the Lord Mayor’s Office, have arranged a business seminar […]

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Event news: BKS Go Evening to celebrate Lunar New Year

by Events Editor 24 January 2016
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Can’t believe the Lunar New Year is sneaking up on us so quickly. This year the New Year holiday in Korea is Monday – Wednesday 8-10 February, coinciding nicely with the start of Lent. The British Korean Society will be celebrating New Year on 9 Feb with a Baduk evening: Celebrate the Korean Lunar New […]

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The British Korean Society annual House of Lords event

by Events Editor 18 October 2015
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The British Korean Society will be having its annual House of Lords reception on 28 October. One or two places remain, so if you have not yet booked you might just be able to get in. Reception at the House of Lords Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, London SW1A 0AA Wednesday 28th October 2015 7pm to […]

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An update on the UK–Korea relationship from our two ambassadors

by Events Editor 21 June 2015
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If you’re not already a member of the British Korean Society, this is a good reason to join. Membership details can be found here. Update on the UK–Korea relationship Monday 6 July 2015, 6.30pm for 7.00pm Korean Cultural Centre. A talk by H.E Charles Hay, British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and H.E Michael […]

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A private tour of the British Library’s Korean manuscripts with the BKS

by Events Editor 5 April 2015
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We’ve had private tours of the collections at the V&A and British Museum. Now comes a not-to-be-missed opportunity to go behind the scenes at the British Library. But you’ll need to join the British Korean Society first Tour of the British Library 96 Euston Road | London NW1 2DB Thursday 23 April 2015 6.15 pm […]

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Sylvia Park receives her MBE

by Philip Gowman 1 March 2015
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Although Sylvia Park was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June last year, the actual investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace did not take place until 30 January 2015. Resplendent in red and green hanbok, Sylvia received the honour from the Prince of Wales. She commented: So very thrilled, happy and proud […]

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Life in the Dolphin Pool – an illustrated talk on North Korea at SOAS

by Events Editor 31 January 2015
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Last year, the British Council held an exhibition of photographs of North Korea, a body of work that was the output of a long-planned collaboration with the DPRK authorities. LKL reviewed the exhibition here. If you had gone to the exhibition on a Friday lunchtime, you might have had a guided tour of the works […]

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The BKS Diners celebrate Seollal

by Events Editor 31 January 2015
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The first 2015 get-together of the British Korean Society diners is on 18 February to celebrate the lunar new year: Celebrating Seollal: The Korean Lunar New Year Wednesday 18 February 2015, 7.00pm Kalbi Korean Restaurant, 36, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 5HP (Nearest Underground stations are Chancery Lane & Farringdon; Bus Routes, 19, 38 & 341) […]

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Unsuk Chin’s Piano Etudes committed to disk

by Events Editor 11 January 2015
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The fiendishly difficult Etudes by Unsuk Chin have been recorded by British pianist Clare Hammond in a disc sponsored by the British Korean Society. It will be released by BIS Records on 2 February and there is a launch event (including a short recital of works from the CD) at the Guildhall School of Music […]

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The British Korean Society annual House of Lords event

by Events Editor 4 November 2014
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A reminder to British Korean Society members of the upcoming House of Lords reception. And if you’re not a member yet, this is your excuse to join. British Korean Society Reception at the House of Lords Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, London SW1A 0AA Thursday 20th November 2014 Starting 7pm – Carriages 9pm Hosted by Baroness […]

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Q: What do Sylvia Park and Angelina Jolie have in common?

by Philip Gowman 17 June 2014
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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 Events Editor 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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