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Black tie Gala Dinner Dance in celebration of our 55th Anniversary

20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London  

Save the date! More details coming later in the year.
ATS 2016 Summer Reception

6:30 pm Monday, 20th June at The House of Lords  

For more details please click here
Thames River Cruise back by popular demand!
Saturday 10th September
For more more information and booking details please click here      
Tuesday June 28 , 2016
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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.


2016 Annual Summer Reception

Monday, 20th June 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Cholmondeley Room. House of Lords, London  (Entry through Black Rod’s Garden Entrance)

The Society is again indebted to the Lord Geddes for hosting the Reception in the splendid surroundings of the Palace of Westminster.

Light refreshments and drinks will be included in the ticket price of £40 for Members.  Guests will be welcome at £45 each, Junior Members and Members of Samaggi Samagom at £30 per person. Members are also invited to sponsor a member of Samaggi Samagom to attend the reception.

During the Reception His Excellency Mr Kittiphong Na Ranong, the Thai Ambassador, will give a short address.  Members will also enjoy Thai music played on traditional instruments by the Thai Music Circle.

The Society has been pleased to welcome a considerable number of new members during the past year, and we hope that any guests you may bring will also consider membership.

Admission to the House of Lords for this event is strictly by ticket, which must be obtained in advance.  Dress code:  Gentlemen must wear a collar and tie.  A suit is preferred, but blazer and flannels are acceptable.  Ladies should wear a smart dress.

For booking details and application form, please click here



'Released into the Community' a highly entertaining talk by David Fall at The Royal Over-Seas League

David Fall CMG, former British Ambassador to Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, delivered a most entertaining account of his having been "Released into the Community" after his time as British Ambassador.  The event was held on Tuesday 10th May at the Royal Over-Seas League.

A 40-strong audience were treated to a fascinating account of just some of the many experiences and interesting people encountered by David in his Diplomatic career, much of of which was Asia-based (including several postings in Thailand). There was something for everyone and it proved to be another most enjoyable evening.

Next event on the Events Calendar is the Summer Reception at the House of Lords on the evening of Monday, 20th June. Please book early to avoid disappointment!


Updated 2016 ATS events for your diary:

Monday 20th June
Summer Reception at the House of Lords.

Saturday 10th September 
Thames Cruise with TAT.

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.


ATS Educational Awards for Excellence 2015 - Reception and Presentation of Awards

Friday 27th November

This year's Educational Awards evening was another great success and was once again greatly enjoyed by ATS members, their guests and the very talented student award winners.  The reception was held at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, London on Friday 27th November. To read more details about the programme, the award winners, our sponsors and the key note speaker, Sir John Madejski OBE, DL, DLitt, please click here To see more photos of the event and the award winners please click here

Our congratulations go to all the students and our thanks go to The Royal Thai Embassy and all the individual award sponsors:

  • The Pure Science category was sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy and the Award was presented by Khun Nadhavathna Krishnamra
  • The Medical Science Award was sponsored by OCS and the Award was presented by Mr Steve Buckley
  • The Engineering & Technology Award was sponsored by ThaiBev and the Award was presented by former Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Quinton Quayle
  • The Environment Award was sponsored by New Cavendish Books and the Award was presented by Mr Chris Shelley (on behalf of Khunying Narisa Chakrabhongse (CEO of River Books).
  • The Law Award was sponsored by Number 5 Chambers and the Award was presented by Mr Adrian Keeling QC. In addition to the Award, the winner also has the opportunity of internship at the Chambers which will be an invaluable experience.
  • The Humanities and Social Science Award was sponsored by The Chaopraya Group and the Award was presented by Ms Saipin LeeOriginating in 2005 the Anglo-Thai Society launched a scheme of Educational Awards for Excellence. The purpose of the Awards is to acknowledge the achievement and excellence of Thai postgraduate students carrying out research at British universities.

Each year the ATS Educational Awards attract increasing numbers of entries from talented Thai students who are in the final stages of their PhD research at top UK universities.  This year was no exception with a record-breaking number of entries from right across the UK including Wales and Scotland.   It was also excellent to welcome so many eminent PhD Supervisors who accompanied their award recipients in recognition of their achievements.

The Awards are strongly supported by the Royal Thai Embassy and in his speech Khun Nadhavathna Krishnamra paid tribute to the tremendous wealth of talent of Thai students in the UK and the importance of their research to the Thai nation.

An inspirational keynote speech was made by Sir John Madejski OBE, DL, DLitt who focused on his entrepreneurial career and links with Thailand.

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.  This year saw the addition of a Law category in response to the popularity of the subject among Thai students.

Sponsorship for the Awards is most welcome from individuals, societies and companies. For information on how to sponsor an Award, please contact Steve Buckley at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Calendar of Events

Monday, 20th June

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Summer Reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords. For more details and how to book please click here.



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