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ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018


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Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
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ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance
20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel

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Monday March 27 , 2017
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2010

The Anglo-Thai Society has been busier than ever in 2010, and is delighted to announce a significant increase in recent membership applications. The Society has already held a wide variety of events in 2009, including the glorious Summer Reception at the House of Lords plus a wide variety of other meetings to suit everyone's tastes and interests.

 

Book launch of The Happiness Equation

By ATS Education Award Winner Nick Powdthavee

PUBLICATION DATE: 5 August 2010
£14.99, Hardback, ISBN 978-184831-166-4

A past Anglo-Thai Society Education Award winner, Dr. Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee is a researcher in applied micro-econometrics, happiness data, health economics, labour economics and experimental and behavioural economics at the University of York. In his book he tackles some profound questions such as: How much is a friendship worth and why is marriage worth £200k a year? Why does happiness from winning a lottery take two years to arrive? Why does time heal a divorce or a death of someone we loved but not unemployment and a severe disability? Why is it better to be a crime victim in a high crime area than in a low crime area? Are parents happier than non-parents? Everybody wants to be happy. But how much happiness precisely will each life choice bring?

Quirky, accessible and unpretentious, THE HAPPINESS EQUATION brings for the first time to a general readership the new science of the economics of happiness. It describes how we can quantify emotional reactions to different life experiences and present them in ways we can understand and relate to.

For more information please contact Najma Finlay, Publicity Director Icon Books ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / D/L 020 7700 9962)

   

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Gordon Ramsay; H.E. Kitti Wasinondh, Thai Ambassador to the UK, and ATS Vice Chair Dr Orapin Dawson

In November 2009, ATS Vice Chairman, Dr. Orapin Dawson was invited to participate in the food tasting on Gordon Ramsey's F-Word programme, which aired on Channel 4 on 6th January, 2010.

Two Thai restaurants (Simply Thai, Teddington and Yum Yum, Stoke Newington) participated in the Semi Final after being nominated by the public. Orapin was also televised giving a 2-3 minute talk on the contestants food. Other guests invited to taste and comment on the menus at Gordon Ramsey's restaurant in Chelsea included H.E. Kitti Wasinondh, Thai Ambassador to the UK, and Ramida Vijitphan, editor of amthaipaper.

 

   

Kreong Rat Award

M.R. Narisa Chakrabhongse receives the award presented by His Excellency the Ambassador to Thailand, Kitti Wasinondh

Congratulations are extended to Narisa Chakrabhongse, previous Vice Chair of the Anglo-Thai Society, who was the recent recipient of the "Kreong Rat" medal, awarded in His Majesty the King's 2008 honour list.

The award was given in recognition of Narisa's work and contribution in promoting Thai culture and friendship between Thailand and Britain during her 5 years as Vice-Chair of the Anglo-Thai Society. The medal was presented by His Excellency the Ambassador to Thailand, Kitti Wasinondh, in January 2010.

   

Calendar of Events

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

Sunday 9th April

Songkran Festival at Buddhpadipa Thai Temple, Calonne Road, Wimbledon. Wat Buddhapadipa is unique in Europe. The only Thai temple in the UK purposely built in the Thai architectural style and a perfect place to celebrate Songkran in London. The programme of events includes the chance to make offerings to monks and enjoy Thai food and cultural performances on stage. Free entry, all welcome.


 

Tuesday, 16th May

Talk by David Hallmark on The Travels and Trials of an English adventurer Advocate in Thailand 1970-1971. Venue and booking details coming soon.

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