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.
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!
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.
Following the trial using email last year, which seemed to have generally met with member’s approval, the Annual Meeting will again be held using the email format. The date, to be announced, will be in September.
Monday 20th June
Summer Reception at the House of Lords. More information and booking details nearer the time.
Saturday 10th September
Thames Cruise with TAT. More information and booking details coming soon.
Wednesday 14th December
ATS Christmas lunch at Nipa Restaurant
Friday 20th October
Celebrating ATS 55th Anniversary with a Gala dinner dance at The Lancaster Hotel.
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Calendar of Events
Tuesday, 10th May
7:00 pm. Talk by former Ambassador David Fall, 'Released into the Community - Recollections of an Ex-Excellency' at The Royal Over-Seas League.
This event has now SOLD OUT
Monday, 20th June
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Summer Reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords. Booking details coming soon