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ATS & TAT invite you to a Thames Up-River Cruise on the 'MV Georgian'

Sunday 31st August

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ATS Summer Reception proves to be as popular as ever
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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Friday August 29 , 2014
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Forthcoming events

The three principal Anglo-Thai Society meetings in 2014 are:

  • Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June
  • Presentation of Educational Awards at the Oriental Club in November
  • ATS Christmas lunch in December


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 & TAT invite you to a Thames Up-River Cruise on the 'MV Georgian'

Sunday 31st August

Departing from “Jenners Wharf”, Windsor at 12.00 noon and returning at 4.00 pm.

Always a popular event, the Thames Cruise which the Anglo-Thai Society organises jointly with Thai Tourism will be held this year on Sunday 31st August and will travel “up-river” from Windsor to Maidenhead and Boulters Lock in Berkshire.

This is a splendid opportunity for ATS and TAT members and their guests to cruise along a part of the Thames with which they may not be so familiar – the Home County countryside outside London. In a relaxed and friendly smaller ship [100 passengers maximum] we will take you from Windsor Castle, passing Eton Chapel and village, Windsor race course, Eton Dorney Lake with its Olympic rowing course, historic Oakley Court, Bray village and its famous Waterside Inn Restaurant to Boulters Lock in Maidenhead.

Members and their guests should arrive to start boarding by 11.45 am at Jenner’s Wharf, Windsor (SL4 1PX – near the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Eton Bridge). The boat will leave promptly at 12 noon and return by 4 pm.   There are several convenient car parks – River Street and Castle – and also free street parking on Sunday. Windsor has two train stations - Windsor and Eton Riverside served from London Waterloo; Windsor and Eton Central served from Paddington via Slough.  Current timetables are below but do check with First Great Western beforehand (03457-000-125 or


From London Waterloo station arrives at Windsor & Eton Riverside station - 5 minute walk to Jenners Wharf

Depart: 10.25 Arrive: 11.16; Depart: 10.44 Arrive: 11.44; Depart 16.34 Arrive: 17.29; Depart: 17.01 Arrive: 18.05
Return fares: £11.50 - £17.90

From Paddington station, change at Slough for Windsor & Eton Central station - 10 minute walk to Jenners Wharf

Depart 10.42 Arrive: 11.18; Depart: 11.04 Arrive: 11.38; Depart: 16.22 Arrive: 17.04; Depart: 16.42 Arrive: 17.11
Return fares:  £10.20 - £ 13.60

The tickets are  £40  per head, which will include a welcome drink, Hot buffet and live music. Tickets for Sammaggi Samagom members and Thai Students are £30 per head and £15 for children under 14 years. Spaces are limited for comfort, 100 max. To avoid disappointment please reserve your tickets early to guarantee your place. Deadline for booking is 24th August 2014.

To reserve tickets, please fill out the booking form below and send it in a stamped address envelope with a cheque, payable to the Anglo-Thai Society, to Trevor Knox , Hon. Secretary, at 62A Dore Road, Sheffield S17 3N

Download booking form here


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




2014 Annual Summer Reception and Annual Meeting

Thursday, 19th June 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Cholmondeley Room. House of Lords, London  (Entry through Black Rod’s Garden Entrance)

The Lord Geddes is once again kindly hosting a Summer Reception for the Society, which will be held in the Cholmondeley Room from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.  This will be preceded by the Annual Meeting, starting at 5.30 in the Lords Committee Room No. 3. The Society is again indebted to the Lord Geddes for hosting the Reception.

Light refreshments and drinks will be included in the ticket price of £30 for Members. Guests will be welcome at £35 each, and Junior Members, and Members of Samaggi Samagom at £15 per person.  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. Members are also invited to sponsor a member of Samaggi Samagom to attend the reception.

During the Reception His Excellency Mr Pasan Terapak, the Thai Ambassador, will give a short address. We will also enjoy Thai music played on traditional instruments by the Thai Music Circle.

Admission to the House of Lords for this event is strictly by ticket, which must be obtained in advance. Please complete the Application Form below

2014 Summer Reception Ticket Request Form

We hope that members will come to the Annual meeting, as well as to the Reception, as it is a chance to meet your Committee, and give us your views about any future events you would like to have.

The cost will be unchanged from the previous two years, £30 for members and £35 for guests.


2014 Annual Meeting of the Anglo-Thai Society

Thursday 19th June, 2014 - 5:30 pm
The House of Lords, Committee Room CR3 (Entry through St. Stephen's Entrance)

The  Annual Meeting of the Society will be held to consider Reports of last year's activities, to elect an Executive Committee for the following year, and to consider any Resolutions submitted.

This is quite an informal meeting, and it does give you an opportunity to meet with all members of the Committee and to make suggestions for future activities.  Guests who are accompanied by Members are welcome to attend the meeting, but may not vote


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