ATS 50th Anniversary 2012 'Erasmus' RIver Cruise 2012
The ATS works closely in the UK with the Royal Thai Embassy, the Thai Students' Association, Asia House, various universities, and Thai and British businesses. It is linked with organisations in Thailand, including the British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT), the British Embassy, the British Club, the Royal Over-Seas League and the Siam Society.
Following many years of dedicated service to the Society, including 6 years as Chairman in the 1990's, Bernard Coe was appointed Honorary President in 2012. The Society's patrons are H.E. The Thai Ambassador and The Lord Geddes.
The ATS maintains an Education Fund to reward Thai students for outstanding efforts in the UK ; and a "hardship" fund to provide limited emergency financial aid to Thai students. On occasion it raises charitable funds, for example for post-tsunami recovery and for orphanages in Thailand.
In addition to the opportunity to meet friends and others with an interest in Thailand's people, culture, cuisine and business, benefits of membership also include a 50% reduction in the joining fee at the Royal Over-Seas League and beneficial rates for Thai-related events at Asia House.
Membership costs £20 a year for single and £30 for joint membership. There are special rates for corporate membership and opportunities for sponsorship.
You can join via this website at the ATS Become a Member page or by contacting the Secretary, Andrew Scadding either by email or post:
Mr A Scadding
Leek ST13 7EXP
Calendar of Events
Thursday 9th March
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.