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ATS Summer Reception at Taplow Court  
For details and photos of this recent event, please click here
ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018

Read the itinerary here.  

Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
Deadline for applications for the 2017 awards have been extended.
For more details and how to apply, please click here
ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance
20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel

To book please click here  
Monday September 25 , 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.


Talk by Professor Duncan McCargo “Contemporary Political Developments in Thailand”.

Thursday, 28th September 2017 - 7:00 pm at the Royal Over-Seas League

Professor Duncan McCargo will give a talk to Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) members on contemporary political developments in Thailand. This talk was originally scheduled for November 2016, but was postponed due to the death of the late King Bhumibol. The talk will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1LR. Doors will open at 7.00pm. A pay-bar will be available before and after the talk, which will begin at 7.30pm

Entry to this event will be by pre-paid booking only. Numbers will be limited and priority will be given to ATS members. The cost will be £15 for ATS members, £12 for students and £18 for guests. Members are advised to apply early for tickets by email to Mr Trevor Knox at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To download the booking form please click here

Duncan McCargo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds and an expert on Thai politics. For further details go to


ATS Summer Reception 2017 celebrates the 120th anniversary of King Chulalongkorn's visit to Taplow Court


Saturday 15th July, 2017

In 1897 King Chulalongkorn spent the summer at Taplow Court in Berkshire. To celebrate the 120th anniversary of that, the Anglo Thai Society held is Summer Reception there on the 15th July 2017. In typical English summer weather, Dr Orapin Dawson welcomed the large number of guests who included His Excellency Khun Pisanu Suvanajata the Royal Thai Ambassador and his wife, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Berkshire. After being treated to delicious Thai food, wine and music provided by the event's generous sponsors, the guests were welcomed in splendid Thai by Mr Robert Harrap the General Director of SGI-UK who now runs Taplow Court. After what felt like all too short a time, the guests departed promising not to leave it 120 years before coming back.


ATS Educational Awards for Excellence 2017 - Application deadline extended

Please note that the Anglo-Thai Society has extended the deadline for Thai students studying in the UK to apply for the Educational Awards for Excellence 2017 until 31st August 2017. This is to enable candidates to enter once they have fulfilled other academic commitments.

For more information and to download the application form, please click here


ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance

Friday 20th October, 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, W2 2TY

Come and celebrate this significant occasion by joining us for a fabulous evening of food, dance, music and entertainment. Special performances by the Thai Music Circle, Thai Dance Academy and Helen Orford.

Dress code:  Black Tie with a Touch of Thai. Adorn your evening attire with a Thai-style scarf, tie, waistcoat, hat or whichever fashion accessory you prefer.

To view the Gala Dinner Dance flyer, please click here To book tickets please click here For hotel booking please click here


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Calendar of Events

Friday, 28th September

A talk on " Contemporary Political Development in Thailand" by Prof Duncan McCargo at the Royal Over-Seas League. For booking details please click here


Friday 20th October

ATS Gala Dinner Dance to celebrate our 55th Anniversary at Royal Lancaster Hotel. Tickets are now on sale. For details click here

Friday, 17th November

ATS Education Awards Presentation at The Oriental Club. More details coming soon.


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