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ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018

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Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
Applications for the 2017 awards are now being accepted.
For more details and how to apply, please click here
ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance
20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel

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Monday February 20 , 2017
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Welcome to the Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) and thank you for visiting our website.

The Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) was founded in 1962 to help promote good relations between the UK and Thailand. It currently has around 300 members with an interest in Thailand's people, culture and its business relations. Throughout the year the society organises various events and activities of interest to our members. The two principal Anglo-Thai Society events each year are the Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June and The Presentation of Educational Awards in November. ATS is extremely grateful to our society patrons, H.E. The Thai Ambassador and The Lord Gedddes.


Join us for an evening of Thai food and a talk by Claire Keefe-Fox on her book "Siamese Tears"

Thursday 9th March at 6:00 pm at Thai Tho Restaurant, Soho

“…History books recount the facts but historical fiction recounts the emotions:  Siamese tears, blending fact and fiction, gives an overview of daily life in Bangkok during the last years of the 19th century.

As Paris and London play global colonial chess with South-East Asia as one of their pawns; Frenchwoman Julie Gallet and British diplomat Michael Crawford live through every moment of the harrowing times, culminating in the Pak-nam incident and watch as Siam fears for its fate.”

Entry to this event will be by pre-paid ticket.  The cost will be £20 for ATS member, and £25 for guest.  As we have booked a private room, places are limited, so please book early.

Booking by email to Tui Thapthimthong at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance

Friday 20th October, 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, W2 2TY

Come and celebrate this significant occasion by joining us for a fabulous evening of food, dance, music and entertainment. Special performances by the Thai Music Circle, Thai Dance Academy and Helen Orford.

Dress code:  Black Tie with a Touch of Thai. Adorn your evening attire with a Thai-syle scarf, tie, waistcoat, hat or whichever fashion accessory you prefer.

To view the Gala Dinner Dance flyer, please click here

To book please click here


'Searching for Ali Wallace' - A docu-drama film at the Overseas League

Monday, 20th March, 2017

ATS members have kindly been extended an invitation to attend the Sarawak Association/British Malaysia Society's joint event to watch the 'Searching for Ali Wallace' film at the Royal Overseas League at 1800 hours on Monday, 20th March. There will be a £10 guest fee and a cash bar will be in operation.  For more details please click here.

For further information, please contact Steve Buckley ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) who will be more than happy to provide any additional information.


2016 Educational Award Ceremony and Winners

Friday 25th November, 2016

The evening proved to be an extremely memorable one with a record number of talented student award winners, many of whom were accompanied by their PhD supervisors. The aim of the Awards is to recognise the exceptional academic achievements of Thai post-graduate scholars in the UK and are strongly supported by the Royal Thai Embassy.  In his speech Minister Nadhavathna Krishnamram, Deputy Head of the Thai Embassy, commended ATS on their initiative and paid tribute to the many talented Thai students in the UK and the importance of their research to the Thai nation.

A highlight of the evening was the enlightening speech by the keynote speaker Mr Iain Smith OBE, the eminent Film producer, who spent several months living in Thailand while shooting his Oscar winning film ‘The Killing Fields’.  He explained why Thailand was so important to him; how the Thai people had supported him in so many ways and how he had been touched by their goodwill and gentleness


Our congratulations go to all the students and our sincere thanks go to Khun Yos Euarchukiati for his generosity in sponsoring this year’s awards in memory of the late John Weston, the ATS Academic judging panel, The Royal Thai Embassy and all the individual Award sponsors.

For the names of the winners, their acceptance speeches, our sponsors and photographs please click here

To see the programme including the order of events, details of our award winners and their studies as well as more information about our keynote speaker, Mr Iain Smith, please click here.

The Awards continue to attract prestigious sponsors who wish to be associated with an event which recognises the tremendous wealth of talent of Thai students in the UK.

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Calendar of Events

Thursday 16th February

The Britain-Burma Society invites members and their guests to a talk by Dr. Richard Duckett. 'Special Operations, Special Consequences’ The Special Operations Executive in Burma, 1941-1950

For details please click here


Thursday 9th March

Talk by Claire Keefe-Fox on her book 'Siamese Tears' with Thai dinner at Thai Tho restaurant, Soho

Monday 20th March

'Searching for Ali Wallace' a docu-drama film at the Overseas League. For more details please click here


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