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ATS Thailand and Laos Tour 2016
To learn more about this exciting tour planned for February 2016, please click here
A convivial evening at The Oriental Club

To see photos and read about the ATS Spring Reception held at The Oriental Club recently, please click here  
Dinner and talk on 'Tai Magic' by Susan Conway
21st May at Suda Restaurant, Covent Garden, London

For booking details please click here
Thursday May 28 , 2015
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Forthcoming events

The principal Anglo-Thai Society meetings in 2015 are:

  • Spring Reception at The Oriental Club on Wednesday, 18th March
  • Summer Reception at the House of Lords on Monday, 22nd June
  • Presentation of Educational Awards on Friday, 20th November
  • ATS Christmas lunch in December (Date to be confirmed)


ATS Thailand and Laos Tour 2016

13 days/12 nights – Treasures of Angkor and Mekong River - 16th February-1st March

Following the very successful tour to Thailand in 2014, ATS has planned another trip in 2016 also taking in Khao Yai, Chaiyaphum, Loei, Nong Khai, Vientiane, and Luang Prabang.   Once again organised by Surreal holidays this promises to be another
 enlightening travel experience.

To download the full itinerary, please click here

Booking details coming soon.


Dinner and talk on 'Tai Magic' by Susan Conway

Arts of the Supernatural in the Shan states and Lan Na by Dr. Susan Conway, lecturer at SOAS, University of London

Thursday, 21st May at Suda Restaurant, Covent Garden, London

Dr Susan Conway is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies and was previously Adjunct Professor at Parsons, New School University, New York. Within the context of Tai cosmology and numerology, Theravada Buddhism and spirit religion, Dr Conway examines how good and bad spirits are represented in figurative illustrations and how mystical diagrams and spells are formulated to bring good luck and protection or cause bad luck. Using her field notes and photographs Susan Conway provides a colourful picture of the people who create magic and explains how mystic remedies are prescribed and the rituals involved. Her talk is based on her new, superbly illustrated book ‘Tai Magic’ which introduces manuscripts, textiles and talismans associated with the supernatural.

This is a repeat of the successful talk held at Leeds University in February. £26 pp will include a welcome drink, a set Thai dinner and wine. To book please contact Saipan Lee at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


ATS Spring Reception at The Oriental Club

Wednesday, 18th March

Following a request from many members, we have arranged a Spring Reception which will take place in the convivial surroundings of the Oriental Club (Tel: 020 7629 5126). This is located in Stratford House, at the far end of Stratford Place, which leads off Oxford Street (North side), immediately opposite Bond Street underground station.

The event will provide an opportunity for you to meet members of the Committee, to hear about events planned for 2015, and also details of the visit to Thailand and Laos planned for February 2016.  We are always keen to have an input from members about events they would like to have in future, and this will provide an informal atmosphere in which to make suggestions.

The cost of the Reception, to include drinks and a light buffet, is £25 for Members, £30 for Guests and £20 for Junior Members and members of Samaggi Samagom. NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED.  Entry will be restricted to Members and their nominated Guests.

It is always enjoyable to meet young Thais at these events, and any member who might wish to sponsor one to attend can do so on the form below, which can be downloaded.

Please note that Gentlemen should wear a jacket and tie, and the Club has a strict rule that mobile telephones must be switched off.  Cameras may only be used in the room of the Reception.

Please complete the application form which can be downloaded below, and return to:

Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield  S17 3NE Tel.0114 2368 129, email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Download booking form here

Final date for booking is 13th March.  Please note that tickets must be paid for in advance of the Reception, and are not refundable.


Calendar of Events

Thursday, 21st May

Talk on 'Tai Magic' by Susan Conway at Suda Restaurant, Covent Garden. Click here for booking details.



Monday, 22nd June

5:30 pm Annual Meeting at the House of Lords

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Summer Reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords.  More information coming soon.





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