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House of Lords, June 19th

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A talk by Teddy Spha Palasthira on his book 'The Last Siamese'
Literary evening and dinner - Suda Restaurant, Covent Garden

Tuesday 5th August

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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.


Literary evening and dinner - A talk by Teddy Spha Palasthira on his book 'The Last Siamese'

Tuesday 5th August - 7:00 pm at Suda Thai Restaurant, Covent Garden

Teddy will give an illustrated talk about his book at 7.00pm on Tuesday 5 August 2014 at the Suda Thai Restaurant, 23 Slingsby Place, St Martin's, London,WC2E 9AB. (Tel: 0207 240 8010). Doors will open at 6.30 pm. The talk and discussion will last one hour and will be followed by a 3 course Thai dinner. A complimentary glass of wine will be provided courtesy of Monsoon Wines.

Spha Palasathira is a man of many parts : after an education in the UK and Europe, a stint in the Thai diplomatic service, a career in advertising, appointments as Professor of Global Marketing Communications at the Missouri School of Journalism and an honorary Barrister- at- Law at Middle Temple, London, Teddy is now into his fourth career as a writer. After producing two books on advertising, he recently wrote “Addresses”, memoirs of his childhood in wartime England. 

Teddy’s latest book is “The Last Siamese”, an anthology of stories about 11 Thais – So Sethabutra, Kamsring Srinawk, Dr. Samarn Muntharbhorn, Colonel Vicha Dhitavat, Captain Pravas Choomsai, Prince Bira, Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram, Nai Lert,  Prince Subha Svasti, Chamkat Balungara, Boonpong Sirrivejjapan – and a Briton, Captain Hercules Dennis.

Taken together, they are The Last Siamese, exceptional characters, some who changed the course of history, many who were highly controversial, and others, brave, unsung heroes, who did their best.

The cost (including dinner) will be £20 per person. [Tickets must be purchased in advance from Trevor Knox, Hon Sec Anglo-Thai Society, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by post to Trevor Knox, Hon Sec Anglo-Thai Society, 62a Dore Road, Sheffield, S17 3NE.


ATS has more events planned for the rest of the year, so please mark your diaries.

Sunday 31st August

Thames river boat cruise from Windsor Castle along the the Thames in Home County Royal Berkshire.  12:00 noon till 4:00 pm.  Click here for full details

Saturday 4th October

ATS is planning a visit to Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor in Wiltshire. Transport will be by coach from and to London, with other possible pick-up points on the way. In addition to Avebury, the day is likely to include a visit to the historic market town of Marlborough, where the broad High Street will be taken over by the traditional Mop Fair, and tea in a village near Marlborough. Details to follow.


Presentation of Educational Awards - date to be confirmed

Friday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Nipa Restaurant

More details on all these events coming soon




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