Seeing Beyond Seoul: Travels in South Korea

Jennifer Barclay, author of Meeting Mr Kim: Or How I Went to Korea and Learned to Love Kimchi, will be talking about some of her travels at the Korean Cultural Centre this month. Jennifer is a contributor to London Korean Links, and there should be several other LKL contributors present in the audience as well. […]

Upcoming KCC talk on development on Korean protestantism

News of an interesting lecture at the KCC this month: Korean missionaries: Protestant churches and their global vision Dr Kirsteen Kim (Theology at Leeds Trinity University College) Date & Time: Wednesday 31st March 2010, 6.30pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre Email to or call +44(0)20 7004 2600 to reserve your place Wherever you […]

Visit Korea, tour a shipyard

LKL ponders some of the out-of-the-ordinary things you might want to do on holiday in Korea In the Q&A which followed the Korean Tourism presentation and documentary screening at the Cultural Centre last week, some unusual holiday ideas were floated, all of which are achievable in Korea. Here are some of the suggestions, supplemented with […]

Visit Korea, experience the Cold War

Coming to the Travel Channel this autumn is a new travel documentary on Korea. At the Korea Tourism evening at the KCC last week we were given a preview. It was refreshing: a Korean tourism documentary, but from a Westerner’s perspective. Yes, we were told that the KTO assisted in the film’s production, but the […]

Michael Shin on Yi Kwang-su’s The Heartless

The third Global Korea lecture of 2009 will be held at the KCC on 29 September at 6:30pm. Michael Shin from Cambridge University will talk on Yi Gwangu’s The Heartless, sometimes known as Korea’s first modern novel. There will be a raffle to win the novel in an English translation. The novel The Heartless by […]

Visit Korea, escape to Thailand

LKL considers the flight schedules and concludes that a critical vacation problem might just be soluble. “Taekwondo, Technology and Kimchi” was the title of the talk given by the KTO at the KCC on Tuesday this week. The talk was billed as follows: Culture shock, modern, unique, dynamic, sparkling, friendly, technological, ancient! These are all […]

Taekwondo, Technology, Kimchi & more

In the second Global Korea lecture of 2009, Ramy Salameh from the Korea Tourism Organisation examines what Korea has to offer as a holiday destination: Taekwondo, Technology, Kimchi & more: A touristic overview of South Korea Tuesday 25 August 2009 at 6:30pm Venue: Korean Cultural Centre Culture shock, modern, unique, dynamic, sparkling, friendly, technological, ancient! […]

A Veteran’s impression of the Miracle on the Han

News of an interesting talk coming up at the KCC: A Veteran’s impression of the Miracle on the Han Date: Wednesday 10th June 2009, 6~7pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, KCC Speaker: Mike Swindells Admission Free (booking required) or 020 7004 2600 A drinks reception will follow this lecture About the lecture A tank Troop Leader […]