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, March 17: Visit to the Seoul Museum of Art [서울시립미술관]. Exhibit is titled "미묘한 삼각관계" [Delicate & complicated relationship between Korea, China and Japan]

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:  Saturday March 14, 2015 at 3pm.  

Venue: M-Plaza, Seoul Global Cultural Center


Please join Seoul Film Society for our March screening of another classic British film on Saturday 14th March. We will be showing Alfred Hitchock’s Oscar winning adaptation of English novelist Daphne du Maurier’s book "Rebecca.”  Although technically an American film ‘Rebecca’ was adapted by legendary British director Alfred Hitchock, adapted from a famous English novel, is set in England and features an almost entirely British cast.  This is a FREE screening, open to the public. It's an excellent opportunity to see this classic, highly regarded ‘British’ film on a big screen in a great venue. KOREAN SUBTITLES.  (

3월 14일 토요일에 있을 서울필름소사이어티의 영화상영회에 초대합니다. 이번에는 또 한편의 영국 고전영화작품을 선정하였습니다. 다프네 듀 모리에르의 작품을 영화화하여 오스카상을 수상한 알프레드 히치콕의 영화 '레베카'입니다. 엄밀히 말하면 미국영화이지만 '레베카'는 영국의 전설적인 영화감독 히치콕이 감독하였고, 유명 영국 소설작품을 각색한 작품이며 영국을 배경으로 하였고 출연한 배우도 거의 모두 영국 출신 배우들입니다. 본 상영회은 무료이며 누구나 참석하실 수 있습니다. 작품성있는 영국 영화작품을 훌륭한 장소에서 감상하실 수 있는 좋은 기회가 되실 것입니다. 영화는 한국어 자막과 함께 상영됩니다.  (

Date: Saturday 14th March. 3pm

No admission fee

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, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will be reading Knife Marks (칼자국) by Kim Aeran (김애란). 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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