Welcome to the Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) and thank you for visiting our website.
The 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 at the Oriental Club in November.
by David Fall CMG
on Friday, 14th March 2014 6.30- 8.30 pm
at Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. LS2 9JT
Monday 31st March, 2.00pm.
The Society is delighted to offer members a chance to see behind the scenes at the BBC’s headquarters at Portland place, in a guided tour.
This tour will cover many areas of the BBC’s operation, including their World Service section. Numbers are limited and members attending must be confirmed by the end of February. No bookings will be taken after that date. The tour will last about one and a half hours. Comfortable footwear is recommended as there will be few opportunities to sit down.
GETTING TO BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE
Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, near Oxford Circus in central London. It can be reached by travelling north from Oxford Circus on Regent Street. Nearest tube station is Oxford Circus on the Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines. The tours will start promptly from the Media Cafe off Main Reception – please arrive by 1.45 pm to allow for security checks, as we cannot guarantee late entry. Please use the Portland Place entrance which is down the side of the building which leads directly to the Media Cafe, and not the Main Reception Entrance.
This tour is limited to 25 places, and numbers must be confirmed by the end of February. We expect this to be a popular visit, and if oversubscribed another tour may be run later in the year.
Please note that no refunds can be made after 28th February, unless a waiting list person can take your place.
The tradition of having a Christmas gathering for the Anglo-Thai Society has grown over the last few years from just three people meeting in a bar to a hugely jolly event of 60 people. This year, on 17th December, the event took over the entire Nipa restaurant in the Lancaster Hotel, which overlooks Hyde Park.
The impeccable arrangements of Tui Thapthimthong were again in evidence, although he couldn’t attend the event himself and Dr Orapin Dawson and David Fall were the hosts. As we all tucked into the excellent food, members of ATS were joined by friends from the Tourist Authority of Thailand. (TAT) and the wives and partners of Thai Embassy officials who belong to the Krachubmitre (‘Friendship’) Society. As ever, the generosity of sponsors was astounding, to the extent that a present was provided for everyone through a lucky draw of the numbers that were placed on each individual place. We are most grateful to the Royal Thai Embassy, the Lancaster Hotel, Monsoon Wine, Warren Wood Wine, Tam Nak Thai and Thai Tho restaurants. Ms Bee Constable, as the Master of Ceremonies, ensured that this lucky dip was enormous fun.
It was such a wonderful start to the Christmas festivities and it is now a fixture in the in the Anglo-Thai event calendar
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
This auspicious autumn event was once again held in the convivial surroundings of the Oriental Club and as in past years, particularly highlighted the success of Thai students studying in the UK. This year we had an increase in the number of students applying for the awards, which made it a very hard task for our three judges to select the prizewinners. The Thai Ambassador, HE Pasan Teparak, attended the reception and pledged his support for the Society and its objectives. The Society is most grateful to the following organisations that sponsored the awards: The Royal Thai Embassy, Bangkok Bank, Thai-Bev, OCS, New Cavendish Books, and OUP.
The students, together with the titles of their topics, categories of award and sponsors are as follows:
Miss Chanya Hetayothin won the Arts award, which was sponsored by Bangkok Bank. The award was for her research entitled ‘Thai Shadow Puppets: An alterative Direction for Animation’ from the University of Arts, London. The award was presented by Mr Trevor Knox, ATS Secretary and Acting Treasurer
Miss Supattra Visessri won the Environment award, which was sponsored by Khunying Narisa Chakrabongse & New Cavendish Books. The award was for her research entitled ‘Flow prediction in data scarce catchments: a case study of Northern Thailand’ from Imperial College, London. The award was presented by Madame Paradee Teparak, wife of HE the Ambassador. Mr Peerapat Kosolsaksakul from the University of Edinburgh (In Thailand) was Highly Commended for his research in the Environment category,
Mrs Phanwadee Chureemart won the Pure Science award, which was sponsored by The Royal Thai Embassy. The award was for her research entitled ‘Models of Spin Torque using self-consistent solutions of the magnetization and spin accumulation’ from The University of York. The award was presented by H.E. Pasan Tebarak, the Thai Ambassador. Miss Wilai Siriwatcharapiboon from the University of Birmingham (in Thailand) was Highly Commended for her research in the Pure Science category.
Mr Teerapong Yata won the the Medical Science award, which was sponsored by OCS Group. The award was for his research entitled ‘Smart’ bacteriophage nanocomplex: a hybrid multi-component particle for safe and efficient gene transfer’ from Imperial College, London. The award was presented by Mr. Stephen Waugh, OCS Group. Dr Direkrit Chiewchengchol from the University of Liverpool was Highly Commended for her research in the Medical Science category,
Mr Chedtha Puncrebutr won the Engineering and Technology award, which was sponsored by Thai Bev International Group. The award was for his research entitled ‘Characterisation of casting defects in aluminium alloys via 4-D X-ray imaging’ from Imperial College, London. The award was presented by Mr. Quinton Quayle (previous Ambassador to Thailand). Mr. Thirapiroon Thongkamwitoon from Imperial College, London was Highly Commended for his research in the Engineering & Technology category.
Mr Watcharabon Buddharaksa won the Humanities & Social Science award, which was sponsored by Oxford University Press. The award was for his research entitled ‘Thailand and the Politics of Social Forces: A Neo-Gramscian Account’. The award was presented by ATS President, Mr Bernard Coe. Mr Korrasut Khopuangklang was Highly Commended for his research in the Humanities & Social Science category.
Calendar of Events
February 17th to March 2nd
ATS organised trip to Thailand
Friday, March 14th
Monday, March 31st
Details of events taking place in and around London (including at the Buddhapadipa Temple, Wimbledon) to be announced soon.