Welcome to the Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) and thank you for visiting our website.
The 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 at the Oriental Club in November.
Our congratulations go to all the winners and those highly commended in this year's Educational Awards. The Awards will be presented on Tuesday, November 18th at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Prince's Gate, London, SW7 1PT. 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Please click on the link below to see the names of the award winners.
On Saturday 4 October 2014, 25 members of the Anglo-Thai Society and guests from the Royal Thai Embassy converged on the World Heritage Site at Avebury in Wiltshire, some by coach from London and others by car. The group visited the 16th century Avebury Manor, a unique property run by the National Trust in which each room is differently decorated and furnished in a manner appropriate to a period in the house’s long history. Here the National Trust operates a “hands-on” policy. Visitors are encouraged to sit on the chairs, lie on the beds (shoes off !), sit at the dining table and even play a game of billiards. As the morning rain cleared, members were able to explore the Manor gardens before walking around the 2,500 year old Avebury stone circle, the largest of its kind in Europe. Unlike at the nearby neolithic henge site of Stonehenge, visitors to Avebury are able to wander around the stones and impressive earthen embankments amongst grazing sheep.
The sun shone from the early afternoon and the group drove via the mysterious man-made mound of Silbury Hill (probably built two centuries before Avebury stone circle) to the historic market town of Marlborough, the wide high street of which was taken over by the annual Mop Fair, originally a hiring fair, now devoted exclusively to entertainment. From there the group drove to the village of Milton Lilbourne, nestling at the foot of the Wiltshire Downs, for tea at the house of Gwendolyn and David Fall, before returning to London and other destinations.
This visit was arranged as part of the ATS’s growing programme of events outside London.
For an update and to learn about the progress of our 2013 Award Winners, please click here
Please note that this year's Educational Awards Presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1Pt. All welcome.
Tuesday 18th November
Presentation of Educational Awards at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT. More details coming soon. For a map showing the venue, please click on the following link http://www.oeauk.net/home/?page_id=2
Friday 12th December
Christmas Lunch at Nipa Restaurant. More details coming soon.
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Calendar of Events
Sun. 2nd November
Tues. November 18th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Educational Awards Presentation at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1PT
Fri. 12th December
ATS Christmas Lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant - 12:30 pm