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ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018

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ATS Christmas lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant, Lancaster Hotel
Tuesday 12th December

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Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
Presentation of 2017 ATS Educational Awards
Friday 17th November 6:30 pm
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Sunday November 19 , 2017
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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.


ATS Christmas lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant

Tuesday December 12th at 12:15 pm (to be seated by 12:30 pm.)

ATS will once again be holding our very popular Christmas lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant in the Lancaster Hotel, London W2 2TY. The cost will be £38 for members, £43 for guests. Complimentary drinks will be served before lunch. There will be a prize draw in the intervals between courses, and lunch will end by 3 pm.

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The British Malaysian Society invites ATS members to join in a celebration of Christmas and 60 years of Merdeka

Monday 18th December at The House of Lords, Cholmondeley Room. 6:30-8:30 pm.

The British Malaysian Society invites members and friends to the Chairman’s Christmas Reception and celebration of the 60th year of Merdeka. Dress code: business attire or national dress

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ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance

Photos courtesy of ThaiSmile Magazine UK

The 55th Anniversary Dinner Dance duly took place on Friday, 20 October at the recently refurbished Royal Lancaster Hotel.

The evening got underway with Welcome Drinks where the 240 guests (including both Lord & Lady Geddes and our Patron The Thai Ambassador together with his wife and other Embassy colleagues) enjoyed traditional background music played by the Thai Music Circle before heading into Dinner. Once seated, both the outgoing Chair Khun Orapin and the Thai Ambassador HE Pisanu Suvanajata gave their respective Welcome Addresses before a delicious 3 course dinner was served.

The arrival of coffee signalled the start of the Raffle Draw conducted by the incoming Chairman Steve Buckley. Fortunately, our guests were in a generous mood and - helped by an array of quality prizes provided by Carabao, Chakrabongse Villa, Chang Beer, Monsoon Valley, Plaza Athenee Hotel, Royal Lancaster Hotel, Singha Beer, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT - our Gold Table sponsor), ThaiBev & THAI Airways - the magnificent sum of £1,000 was raised for each of our 2 designated Thai Charities: Safe Child Thailand and The Mercy Centre.

Live entertainment by Helen Orford (a remarkable Hula Hoop artiste) and the Thai Dance Academy then followed before the many guests danced the evening away with an in-house Disco.

All in all, the evening was a great success and a most fitting end to Khun Orapin’s outstanding tenure as Chair.



Presentation of 2017 ATS Educational Awards for Excellence

The 2016 Award winners with Minister Nadhavathna Krishnamram

Friday 17th November - 6:30-8:30 pm at The Oriental Club

ATS members are cordially invited to attend the presentation of the 2017 Educational Awards for Excellence. The Anglo-Thai Society annually celebrates the exceptional talent of Thai PhD students studying at UK universities across a wide range of academic disciplines. The awards are generously supported by the Royal Thai Embassy, commercial organisations and individuals. Candidates are nominated for consideration by their academic supervisors and their work is assessed by an independent panel of distinguished academics.

This year’s keynote speaker will be the Minister of Education for Thailand, HE Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, MD, who, as a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has personal experience as a Thai student in the United Kingdom.

To register for a place please click here


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Calendar of Events

Friday, 17th November

ATS Educational Awards Presentation. 6:30 pm at The Oriental Club. For booking details, please click here

Tuesday, 12th December

ATS Christmas Lunch at Royal Lancaster Hotel - 12:30 pm.



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