2010. 04. 13 EVENTS CALENDAR

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2010. 04. 13 EVENTS CALENDAR


Today: This lecture provides information on Seoul’s urban architecture. The speaker, Kim Sung-hong, is a professor of architecture at the University of Seoul. Professor Kim will answer questions such as why Korea, a city with a history of over 600 years, lacks traditional-looking buildings, and why the cityscape is dominated by modern buildings and apartments. He will give a presentation on how Seoul developed as a city beginning in the 14th century.

The lecture is free, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Residents’ Lounge at the Somerset Palace in central Seoul. Take subway line No. 3 to Anguk Station, exit 6. For more details, see www.raskb.com.


Friday: Join the Australian veterans of the Korean War and members of the Australian community in Korea for a ceremony held to award memorial scholarships to students in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi. Every year, the Australian community holds a commemorative service at the site of the Australian and New Zealand Memorial in Gapyeong Valley. For many years, the Battle of Gapyeong Commemorative Scholarships have been awarded to schoolchildren at Gapyeong Middle School and Gapyeong High School as part of the ceremony. This year, the chamber sponsored one scholarship for each of the schools. The recipients were selected by their respective schools based on exceptional academic ability and economic need. To attend, RSVP to yeol400@paran.com by Tuesday. The event is free of charge.

For more details, visit www.austchamkorea.org.


Saturday: Join Adventure Korea for a challenging hike along a mountain ridge. Training will be provided on Saturday at Mt. Songnisan Adventure School which is located in Boeun, North Chungcheong. Some of the most beautiful parts of Korea’s natural forests and waterfalls are located here. On Sunday the tour will hike up Mt. Joryungsan. The tour departs at 7:30 a.m. from Hongik University Station, Line No.2, Exit 1. The cost is 101,000 won which includes fees for transportation, three meals, climbing lessons, gear, accommodation and a campfire. For more details, see www.adventurekorea.com.


Monday to June 29: Sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Korean Language School at KOTRA will be offering free Korean language courses. Participants may attend classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Morning classes run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and evening classes from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The registration deadline is April 14. Korean classes will be held in the Invest Korea Plaza Building adjacent to KOTRA headquarters near Yangjae, central Seoul. Lessons, textbooks and one cultural event are all free of charge. For details, call 1600-7119.

*Some details provided by the event sponsors.
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