London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

BKS talk: A whistle-stop archaeology and history of Korea

The British Korean Society is hosting a talk on early Korean history and archaeology. Open to non-members. A whistle-stop archaeology and history of Korea: from the Palaeolithic to the Three Kingdoms Period Presentation by Hari Blackmore Hosted by Martin Uden – Chairman of the BKS Thursday 18th February 2021, 6.30pm Via Zoom | Register here … [Read More]

North Korea: The Foundations for Economic Revival

A Roundtable Event co-hosted by the British Korean Society and Henry Jackson Society Monday 11th November 2019, 17:30 In & Out Club, 4 St James’ Square, London SW1Y 4JU British Korean Society members only event. Sign up on their website. The Henry Jackson Society and the British Korean Society are delighted to invite Members of … [Read More]

A roundup of the early Autumn celebrations

As people return from their summer holidays and prepare for the autumn season, there’s a range of celebratory events that form part of the annaul cycle: from the Korean holiday calendar there’s Chuseok (celebrated over the full moon of the 8th lunar month – 12 -14 September this year) and National Foundation Day, also known … [Read More]

BKS Chuseok celebration

British Korean Society members are cordially invited to a Chuseok reception at the Ambassador’s Residence, 4 Palace Gate, Kensington, London W8 5NF on Monday 9th September 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Members only; numbers limited. Apply via the BKS website. [Read More]

BKS event: The Two Ambassadors

The annual event hosted by the British Korean Society with our ambassadors to the Koreas. Highly recommended: An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm SOAS, University of London Alumni Lecture Theatre | Paul Webley Wing | Senate House | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Book … [Read More]

BKS event: The Two Judges

An interesting event organised by the British Korean Society coming up later this month. Join the BKS for lower-priced admission. You know it makes sense. The Two Judges Comparing & Contrasting the Judiciary Systems in South Korea and the UK Monday 23 April 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell … [Read More]

Yi Han-eung remembered at BKS Seollal celebration

The British Korean Society gathered on the newly refurbished top floor of the South Korean embassy yesterday for a belated celebration of Seollal, courtesy of the Deputy Head of Mission, Minister Sun Nahmkook. Apart from the generous buffet, a splendid selection of innovative cocktails and the opportunity to socialise, the highlight of the evening was … [Read More]

BKS late Seollal celebration

Seollal (Korean Lunar New Year) is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. To mark this special occasion, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is kindly hosting a Seollal celebration for British Korean Society members at the newly refurbished 7th floor of the Embassy. (Note the revised date due to the refurbishment … [Read More]

A Review of London Korean cultural year 2017

It feels like it’s been an incredibly busy year, and as I come to write this review I realise that, much more so than in previous years, many of the things that have been memorable I haven’t had time to write about – and maybe won’t. I’ve written separately about the films it was possible … [Read More]