Welcome to the Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) and thank you for visiting our website.
The Anglo-Thai Society (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 in November. ATS is extremely grateful to our society patrons, H.E. The Thai Ambassador and The Lord Gedddes.
ATS is delighted to announce that the eminent film producer, Mr Iain Smith, will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 ATS Education Award Ceremony to be held on Friday, 25th November at The Oriental Club.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, he is one of the UKs most experienced film producers. In 2005 he was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Achievement in Film. He was made an OBE by HM the Queen in 2008, and has recently (2016) been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Edinburgh Napier University.
Iain Smith has produced many successful and award winning films around the world, including Thailand where he filmed ‘The Killing Fields’ and also ‘Alexander the Great’. His most recent film (2015) is the six times Oscar winning “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
In 2013 he was presented with an award in recognition for promoting Thailand as an International Film Making Destination. He has served on the boards of the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, the Joint board of Creative Scotland and the Children's Film and Television Foundation. He has been a Governor of the National Film and Television School and Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is currently Chair of the British Film Commission, the Film Industry Training Board, and the Creative Skillset Film Skills Council.
Iain is a patron of the London Film School and sits on the Advisory Board of the Scottish Screen Media Academy, the Media Academy Wales and is a board member of the Production Guild of Great Britain.
It is a great honour and privilege to have him as a keynote speaker at this year's Award Ceremony. More details on the event coming soon.
Saturday, 10th September
Back by popular demand, ATS is delighted to organise jointly with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways, another Thames River Cruise on the luxurious vessel “Erasmus”.
This is a wonderful opportunity for ATS and TAT members and guests to travel along the River Thames in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, to view the historic buildings from Westminster to the Millennium Dome, and to enjoy what London at its best has to offer.
Tickets - £50 per head, to include a welcome drink, 2-course buffet and cash bar. Tickets for Sammaggi Samagom members and Thai Students are £40 per head and £30 for children under 18 years. Children under 12 years are free. Spaces are limited for comfort. To avoid disappointment please reserve your tickets early to guarantee your place by 15th August. Thereafter tickets will be allocated subject to availability. Deadline for booking is 25th August 2016.
For more information and ticket booking form please click here
Saturday 10th September
Thames Cruise with TAT.
Friday, 25th November
ATS Educational Awards at The Oriental Club
Wednesday 14th December
ATS Christmas lunch at Thai Tho Restaurant Soho
Friday 20th October, 2017
Save the date. Celebrating ATS 55th Anniversary with a Gala dinner dance at The Lancaster Hotel.
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