Clubs & Groups

RAS - Business & Culture Club
The Business and Culture Club meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Please click on the name to go to the Facebook link for a schedule of events. Meetings are held at lunch time for working people with little time but a lot of interest in Korea. Meet the group at noon, inside Dunkin Donuts next to Deoksugung Palace (Daehanmun). 

Refer to map


Our next meeting is 

- Date: April 19(Tue) at 12:00pm
- Venue: Japanese Shrine vs. Patriot Ahn, Jung-Geun Memorial Hall at Namsam Park
Along the Seoul Fortress Wall, the B&C Club will visit the Patriot Ahn Jung-Geun Memorial Hall (안중근 의사 기념관) at Namsan Park where the former Japanese Shrine was once located.
As usual, after a brief gathering at the Dunkin Donuts near Deoksugung Palace, we'll move to Namsan Park (남산공원).




Visits to the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

These visits comprise of 2 parts: the first part is a short walk through the exhibit, followed by the second part which is usually a presentation and a Q&A session on a related topic of the exhibit. This year, these visits will be held on the following dates:

April 19

July 19

September 20

and December 13. 



Topic of the exhibits to be announced separately (along with a sign up form for registrants). 



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. We are waiting for the schedule of visits to be sent to us by the Museum staff. 




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




Cinema Club with the Seoul Film Society


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

Next meeting: please visit the Facebook Page 

Venue: M-Plaza, Seoul Global Cultural Center



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)

Our next meeting will be Monday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jongno District Office Library. We will be reading "That Woman’s Autobiography" by Kim In-Suk

This story is available online, so you can find it on our Facebook page. 

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, Korean Christian Building, Daehangno 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

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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