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ATS Summer Reception at Taplow Court  
For details and photos of this recent event, please click here
ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018


Read the itinerary here.  

Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
Deadline for applications for the 2017 awards have been extended.
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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Saturday August 19 , 2017
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Forthcoming events

 

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.

   

Talk by Professor Duncan McCargo “Contemporary Political Developments in Thailand”.

Thursday, 28th September 2017 - 7:00 pm at the Royal Over-Seas League

Professor Duncan McCargo will give a talk to Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) members on contemporary political developments in Thailand. This talk was originally scheduled for November 2016, but was postponed due to the death of the late King Bhumibol. The talk will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1LR. Doors will open at 7.00pm. A pay-bar will be available before and after the talk, which will begin at 7.30pm

Entry to this event will be by pre-paid booking only. Numbers will be limited and priority will be given to ATS members. The cost will be £15 for ATS members, £12 for students and £18 for guests. Members are advised to apply early for tickets by email to Mr Trevor Knox at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To download the booking form please click here

Duncan McCargo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds and an expert on Thai politics. For further details go to http://www.polis.leeds.ac.uk/people/staff/mccargo/

   

ATS Summer Reception at Taplow Court

Saturday 15th July

This event will replace the annual Summer Reception usually held in the House of Lords. The Summer Reception at Taplow Court celebrates the 120th anniversary of the visit of King Chulalongkorn, who stayed at Taplow Court in 1897. The event will take place at 2:00 to 5:00 pm, but members wishing to bring a picnic lunch beforehand will be welcome to use the grounds of the house from 12:00 pm.  A coach may be arranged for members travelling from London if there is sufficient interest. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to travel by coach.

 

   

Please note the following ATS and associated events planned for 2017

We have a host of interesting and fun events planned for 2017, so please mark your calendars now. More information, including booking details, will be coming soon.

Friday 28th September

A talk on " Contemporary Political Development in Thailand" by Prof Duncan McCargo of Leeds University School of Politics and International Studies. Royal Over-Seas League. Tickets £15 (members), £18 (non-members) £10 (students). Email: Trevor Knox at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday 20th October

TS Gala Dinner Dance to celebrate our 55th Anniversary at Royal Lancaster Hotel. Tickets are now on sale. To book please click here.

Friday 17th November

Educational Awards Presentation.  Venue and booking details coming soon.

Tuesday 12th December

Annual Christmas Lunch at Royal Lancaster Hotel

   

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-style scarf, tie, waistcoat, hat or whichever fashion accessory you prefer.

To view the Gala Dinner Dance flyer, please click here To book tickets please click here For hotel booking please click here

   

Premiere of the documentary film 'Lost in the Mists of Time' folllowed by Q&A by Dr. Martin Seeger, Associate Professor of Thai Studies at Leeds University

Khunying Damrongthammasan: Thailand’'s Remarkable Female Dhamma Practitioner” (in Thai with English subtitles)

at The Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queen's Gate, London from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Based on his long-term research on the remarkable life and literary work of Khunying Damrongthammasan (1882-1944), together with a Thai team Dr Seeger has produced a 60 minute documentary film that will be shown to the public for the first time. This film is about the wrongful authorship attribution of an important Buddhist treatise, which was formerly believed to have been written by one of Thailand’s most famous and influential monks. Dr Seeger and his Thai colleague have recently demonstrated that this treatise was in fact authored by the hitherto little-known devout Buddhist woman, Khunying Damrongthammasan (Yai Wisetsiri). The film tells the story of Khunying Yai’s inspiring Buddhist practice and her Buddhist texts, which are widely regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist scholarship. (The BBC reported on Dr Seeger’s findings on the wrongful authorship attribution of Khunying Yai’s texts: see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21936656)

About Dr Martin Seeger

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Dr Seeger is Associate Professor of Thai Studies at the University of Leeds. From 1997-2000 he was ordained as a Buddhist monk in northern Thailand and subsequently earned his MA and doctorate in Thai Studies at the University of Hamburg. He has done research on the biographies and veneration of Thai female Buddhist practitioners, Thai Buddhism and environmentalism, Human Rights in Thai Theravada Buddhism and development monks in the northeastern region of Thailand.

The film will take approximately 60 mins followed by a Q & A and light finger food.  Entry charge £15.00, Students £10.00.

To book a place for this event, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and send cheque to Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield, S17 3NE.o boo

   

ATS Spring Reception at The Oriental Club

Tuesday, 29th March 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Following the successful event last year, the Spring Reception will take place in the convivial surroundings of the Oriental Club (Tel: 020 7629 5126). This is located in Stratford House, at the far end of Stratford Place, which leads off Oxford Street (North side), immediately opposite Bond Street underground station.

The event will provide an opportunity for you to meet members of the Committee and to hear about events planned for 2016.  We also hope that there will be an opportunity to show some slides and talk about the highlights of the February tour of N E Thailand and Laos.

The cost of the Reception, to include drinks and a light buffet, is £30 for Members, £35 for Guests and £25 for Junior Members and members of Samaggi Samagom. NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED.  Entry will be restricted to Members and their nominated Guests.

Please note that Gentlemen should wear a jacket and tie, and the Club has a strict rule that mobile telephones must be switched off.  Cameras may only be used in the room of the Reception.

Please complete the application form which can be downloaded below, and return to: Mr E (Tui) Thapthimthong, 1A Washington Road, Barnes, London  SW13 9BG.  He can also be contacted on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone/fax at 020 87410393.

Download booking form here

Final date for booking is 24th March.  Please note that tickets must be paid for in advance of the Reception, and are not refundable.

   

ATS Educational Awards for Excellence 2015


Last year's winners

Friday, 27th November

ATS members are warmly invited to attend the presentation of the 2015 Education Awards, followed by refreshments and canapés.  The event will be held at the Office of EducationalAffairs 28 Prince’s Gate London SW7 1QF at 6:30 pm is no charge, but reservation is essential. Please click here for more details.

   
   

ATS Thailand and Laos Tour 2016

13 days/12 nights – Treasures of Isaan and Laos - 16th February-1st March

Following the very successful tour to Thailand in 2014, ATS has planned another trip in 2016 also taking in Khao Yai, Chaiyaphum, Loei, Nong Khai, Vientiane, and Luang Prabang.   Once again organised by Surreal holidays this promises to be another
 enlightening travel experience.

To download the full itinerary, please click here

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Calendar of Events

There are no events scheduled for August

Friday, 28th September

A talk on " Contemporary Political Development in Thailand" by Prof Duncan McCargo at the Royal Over-Seas League. For booking details please click here

 

Friday 20th October

ATS Gala Dinner Dance to celebrate our 55th Anniversary at Royal Lancaster Hotel. Tickets are now on sale. For details click here

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