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ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018

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ATS Christmas lunch at Lancaster Hotel
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Educational Awards for Excellence 2017 Presentation of Educational Awards on November 17th

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Sunday February 18 , 2018
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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.

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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.

A convivial evening at the ATS 2016 Summer Reception

The Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) held its traditional Summer Reception on Monday 20th June 2016 at the House of Lords. Once again, ATS is indebted to Lord Geddes whose sponsorship enables us to meet in such an impressive venue. Members and their guests enjoyed a delightful evening in the Cholmondeley Room with it's stunning views of the River Thames and were entertained by the wonderful sound of the Thai Music Circle.  The good weather meant that full use could be made of the riverside terrace.
The event was attended by the Thai Ambassador to the U.K. and the Society's patron, HE Mr. Kittiphong Na Ranong.



Anglo-Thai Society visit to Thailand and Laos 2016

As a follow-up to the successful 2014 Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) tour of Thailand, 19 members visited Thailand and Laos from 16 February to 1 March 2016.

Owing to a cancelled flight, half of the group unfortunately missed the first night’s welcome dinner at Chakrabongse Villas in Bangkok. However, the delayed group arrived in time for a reception at the British Embassy, hosted by H.E. Ambassador Mark Kent and his wife, Martine. After two nights in Bangkok the group departed by coach for Khao Yai National Park in the north-east (Isaan) of Thailand. Highlights there included a night safari and dinner and karaoke hosted by General Trairat and Mrs Chamapan Rangaratna.

After visiting Prasat Hin Phimai, the largest sandstone Khmer temple in Thailand, the group headed for Loei Province, once a bastion of communist guerrillas, now characterised by stylish resorts, golf courses and vineyards. Two nights were spent at the delightful, little known, riverside town of Chiang Khan. The group then followed the Mekong River, enjoying a splendid lunch at Khunying Narisa Chakrabongse’s traditional riverside house, and crossed into the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) via the Friendship Bridge at Nong Khai.

The group spent two nights in the small, but rapidly developing, Lao capital of Vientiane, where they were treated to tea and a briefing at the residence of the British Ambassdor to Laos, H.E.Mr Hugh Evans. After a short flight to Xiengkhouang the group visited the Plain of Jars and saw something of the continuing work to clear unexploded ordnance dropped from American bombers during the Vietnam War. (Laos has the unfortunate distinction of being the world’s most bombed country per head of population.)

From Xiengkhouang a scenic coach journey took the group to the former royal capital of Luang Prabang, now a beautifully preserved World heritage site. Situated at the junction of the Mekong River and one of its tributaries, nestling in forest-covered mountains, and combining French colonial architecture with a myriad of Buddhist temples, Luang Prabang is one of the most tranquil and stunning destinations in South East Asia.

The group stayed in a delightful Thai-owned boutique riverside hotel. A roof-top sunset dinner above Luang Prabang was a fitting end to another excellent ATS tour.

The ATS gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the Tourist Authority of Thailand, the London Embassies of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Lao PDR, the British Ambassadors in Bangkok and Vientiane, Surreal Holidays and a variety of kind hosts and friends in Thailand and Laos for helping to make this visit so memorable.

The ATS is now planning, in conjunction with the Britain-Burma Society, a cultural tour to western Thailand and Myanmar.

Mair, Mighty Mekong - click here to read this excellent poem by Mike Springate


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