Clubs & Groups

RAS - Business & Culture Club
*FYI - The Business and Culture Club is moving their monthly meetings to the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

The Business & Culture Club meeting is held monthly at lunch time for working people with little time but a lot of interest in Korea. Please click on the name to go to the Facebook link for a schedule of events. 

Next meeting: Tuesday, May 19: Visit to the Jogyesa Temple (조계사)

Meet the group at noon, inside Dunkin Donuts next to Deoksugung Palace (Daehanmun). Refer to map




Visit to the National Museum of Korea

A special guided tour in English of different portions of the National Museum’s collections for RAS members. Please click on the name for link to the schedule. 




RAS Photography Workshops
RAS Korea has arranged with “Blue Dalmatian Photography” to offer a series of in-depth “RAS Photo Workshops.”




The RAS Cinema Club and the Seoul Film Society

There will be showings of great Korean movies with English subtitles, with an introduction and free-wheeling discussion after, on the first Saturday of each month at 3pm in the Haechi Hall, Seoul Global Cultural Center in Myeongdong. Please visit the Seoul Film Society for future showings. 

Next meeting: TBA (the information below is for a foreign film - the next schedule for a Korean film has yet to be announced) 

Venue: M-Plaza, Seoul Global Cultural Center


Please join Seoul Film Society for our May screening of a classic much loved British film on Saturday 16th May. We will be showing Powell & Pressburgers’s visually ravishing Technicolor masterpiece ‘The Red Shoes.’ The film tells the story of a young ballerina torn between the demands of love and art. Martin Scorsese described the film as ‘one of the true miracles of film history.’ This is a FREE screening, open to the public. It's an excellent opportunity to see this classic, highly regarded 1948 British film on a big screen in a great venue. KOREAN SUBTITLES. (

서울필름소사이어티의 5월 영화 상영회에 초대합니다. 날짜는 5월 16일 토요일입니다. 이번 상영회에서는 오랫동안 사랑받아온 영국 고전 영화 '빨간구두'를 상영합니다. 이 영화는 파웰 & 프레스버거의 작품으로 화려하고 아름다운 색채의 명작입니다. 사랑과 예술 사이에서 갈등하는 젊은 발레리나의 이야기를 다루고 있으며, 마틴 스콜세즈 감독이 '영화 역사의 기적 중 하나'라고 평가하기도한 영화입니다. 본 상영회는 무료이며 누구나 참여하실 수 있습니다. 1948년의 권위있는 영국 고전영화를 좋은 장소에서 감상하실 수 있는 기회입니다. 한국어 자막과 함께 상영됩니다. (


Admission fee: The movie screening is FREE.  


Place: Haechi Hall in Seoul Global Cultural Center

(5th Floor, M Plaza in Myeong-dong) (


Full directions are here:

서울글로벌문화체험센터 해치홀 (명동 M플라자 5층)


(Call Barry on 010 5138 8859 if you get lost or can't find it and I will come meet you at exit 6 Myeong-dong station.)


(행사 장소를 찾기 어려우시면 010-5138-8859 배리 웰시에게 전화를 주세요. 명동역 6번 출구로 마중나가겠습니다.)




The group discusses a Korean short story in English translation each month, in the Library of Jongno District Office behind the American Embassy (see below)
Next meeting: Monday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jongno District Office Library. We will be reading Dinner with Buffett (버핏과의 저녁 식사) by Park Min-gyu (박민규). This is part of Asia Publishers new K-Fiction series.
Email Patrick at for more information.

Directions for the Jongno District Office (Reading Club Location)

(종로구청) "작은도서관 삼봉서랑 

1. Go out exit 2 of Gwanghwamun station, walk straight and make the first right before the American Embassy.

2. Walk straight, past the little rotary.

3. On your left, you will see the Jongro District office. Right before it there will be the parking lot entrance/exit.

4. Go into the parking lot and walk to the back of the main, building and you will see the entrance as pictured below.


Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-736
[110-736] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동 ) 한국기독교회관 611호실

Office is open Monday through Friday except Wednesday. We are short staffed: please call or email before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
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