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ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018

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Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
Deadline for applications for the 2017 awards have been extended.
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ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance
20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel

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Monday October 23 , 2017
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Joint ATS Event with Thai Studies Centre at Leeds University

Friday 14th March, 2014








In an effort to broaden and extend its activities outside the London area, ATS recently organised a talk in co-operation with Thai Forum at Leeds University.  The Talk, by David Fall CMG, former British Ambassador to Thailand, was entitled "The historical roots of current political divisions in Thailand: a farang's perspective."   Based upon his experiences during three postings in Bangkok, over a period of 36 years (during each of which there was a coup d'etat) David gave a very insightful and well-informed perspective on the historical roots of the current political problems in Thailand.  Jointly organised by ATS and the Thai Studies Centre at Leeds University, who celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, the talk was extremely well received by all who attended.  Over 60 people attended the talk including, H.E. Mr Pasan Theparak The Thai Ambassador, Embassy staff and ATS Committee members as well as both English and Thai students at Leeds University, academic staff and representatives from other organisations such as UKTI Yorkshire . After the talk a reception was held, jointly sponsored by the royal Thai Embassy and Thai Children's Trust.

The ATS would like to thank Dr Martin Seeger, Associate Professor of Thai Studies and Rebecca Iszatt, fourth year student of Thai Studies at Leeds University for their hospitality and for organising the event; and the Thai Children’s Trust and the Royal Thai Embassy for sponsoring the post-talk reception.

The ATS hopes to make arrangements for David Fall to repeat his talk later in the year in London.  More details and photographs of the Leeds event can be found at

Following the talk, ATS members and guests were invited to dinner at Chaophraya Restaurant in Leeds by Khun Saipin Lee to celebrate the launch of another activity in the north and welcome a new ATS corporate member, Chaophraya Thai Restaurant group.

Congratulations are also extended to Khun Saipin for her new post as Director of the Chaophraya Thai Restaurant group.


Calendar of Events

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

Friday, 17th November

ATS Educational Awards Presentation. 6:30 pm at The Oriental Club. For booking details, please click here

Tuesday, 12th December

ATS Christmas Lunch at Royal Lancaster Hotel - 12:30 pm



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