The 1st Korea Conference: Celebrating March 1 Independence Movement Day

On Saturday 29 February, Edinburgh Korean Students Society (EKSS) held their first-ever Korean Independence Movement Day Conference in David Hume Lecture Theatre A. The conference was held a day before March 1 Korean Independence Movement Day, to commemorate the nationwide campaign in Korea against Japanese colonial rule on 1 March 1919. Funded by the British-Korean […]


Michael Palin in North Korea

It is fair to assume that a documentary focused on a country with frequent human rights violations would be a political one. However, from the first episode of Michael Palin in North Korea you could almost imagine watching it alongside Kim Jong Un’s propaganda videos. Long panning shots of serene countryside are the first glimpses […]