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.
Thai Tho Restaurant Soho - Wednesday 14th December - 12: 30 pm
In previous years the Nipa Restaurant at the Lancaster Hotel has been a popular venue for the Christmas Lunch. However, this year the restaurant is closed at lunchtime for refurbishment. We have chosen the Thai Tho Restaurant in Soho where we have the upstairs dining room reserved, which will provide a nice and private venue for the event. The meal, including a welcome drink and gratuities, will cost £30 for members, £35 for guests. Approximate timing 12.00 – 15.30 pm.
A portrait of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej is displayed in front of the symbolic Royal Urn in the Dusit Palace, Bangkok.
The talk on recent developments in Thai politics scheduled to be given on Tuesday 1st November 2016 by Professor Duncan McCargo has been postponed until after the initial period of mourning for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Members will be notified in due course of a new date for the talk. Members who have already paid for their tickets will be contacted individually about a refund.
The Anglo-Thai society would like to express its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the Thai people on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His Majesty the King, who ruled the Kingdom for 70 years, was a great king, a compassionate leader and very much loved by his people. The world’s longest reigning monarch, he was a symbol of unity and strength and ruled with wisdom, dedication and dignity. He consistently lived up to his name which meant ’strength of the land’ and he was highly respected around the world.
His Majesty was devoted to improving the living standards of Thai people and travelled extensively throughout the country learning first hand about the country’s problems and conditions. He promoted the philosophy of sustainable farming and self-sufficiency and initiated and implemented hundreds of development projects, improving the living conditions of his people particularly those in the remote rural areas.
A Book of Condolences has been opened for the public at the Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queens Gate from 9.30 am - 16.30 pm every day, including weekends. The Buddhist ritual services will be held at the Bhuddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon at 7:00 pm for a week commencing 14th October.
We mourn along with all Thai people at the passing of His Majesty. He will be long remembered and deeply missed.
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Calendar of Events
Tuesday, 1st November
Talk on 'Contemporary Political Developments in Thailand' This event has been postponed until after the initial period of mourning for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Members will be notified in due course of a new date for the talk.
Friday, 25th November 6:30 pm
ATS Education Awards Presentation at The Oriental Club
Wednesday, 14th December