Following the trial using email last year, which seemed to have generally met with member’s approval, the Annual Meeting will again be held using the email format. The date, to be announced, will be in September.
Monday 20th June
Summer Reception at the House of Lords. More information and booking details nearer the time.
Saturday 10th September
Thames Cruise with TAT. More information and booking details coming soon.
Wednesday 14th December
ATS Christmas lunch at Nipa Restaurant
Friday 20th October
Celebrating ATS 55th Anniversary with a Gala dinner dance at The Lancaster Hotel.
Khunying Damrongthammasan: Thailand's Remarkable Female Dhamma Practitioner (in Thai with English subtitles)
at The Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queen's Gate, London from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Based on his long-term research on the remarkable life and literary work of Khunying Damrongthammasan (1882-1944), together with a Thai team Dr Seeger has produced a 60 minute documentary film that will be shown to the public for the first time. This film is about the wrongful authorship attribution of an important Buddhist treatise, which was formerly believed to have been written by one of Thailands most famous and influential monks. Dr Seeger and his Thai colleague have recently demonstrated that this treatise was in fact authored by the hitherto little-known devout Buddhist woman, Khunying Damrongthammasan (Yai Wisetsiri). The film tells the story of Khunying Yais inspiring Buddhist practice and her Buddhist texts, which are widely regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist scholarship. (The BBC reported on Dr Seegers findings on the wrongful authorship attribution of Khunying Yais texts: see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21936656)
About Dr Martin Seeger
Dr Seeger is Associate Professor of Thai Studies at the University of Leeds. From 1997-2000 he was ordained as a Buddhist monk in northern Thailand and subsequently earned his MA and doctorate in Thai Studies at the University of Hamburg. He has done research on the biographies and veneration of Thai female Buddhist practitioners, Thai Buddhism and environmentalism, Human Rights in Thai Theravada Buddhism and development monks in the northeastern region of Thailand.
The film will take approximately 60 mins followed by a Q & A and light finger food. Entry charge £15.00, Students £10.00.
Tuesday, 29th March 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Following the successful event last year, the Spring Reception 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 and to hear about events planned for 2016. We also hope that there will be an opportunity to show some slides and talk about the highlights of the February tour of N E Thailand and Laos.
The cost of the Reception, to include drinks and a light buffet, is £30 for Members, £35 for Guests and £25 for Junior Members and members of Samaggi Samagom. NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED. Entry will be restricted to Members and their nominated Guests.
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.
Final date for booking is 24th March. Please note that tickets must be paid for in advance of the Reception, and are not refundable.
Last year's winners
Friday, 27th November
ATS members are warmly invited to attend the presentation of the 2015 Education Awards, followed by refreshments and canapés. The event will be held at the Office of EducationalAffairs 28 Prince’s Gate London SW7 1QF at 6:30 pm is no charge, but reservation is essential. Please click here for more details.
Monday, 20th June 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Cholmondeley Room. House of Lords, London (Entry through Black Rod’s Garden Entrance)
The Society is again indebted to the Lord Geddes for hosting the Reception in the splendid surroundings of the Palace of Westminster.
Light refreshments and drinks will be included in the ticket price of £40 for Members. Guests will be welcome at £45 each, Junior Members and Members of Samaggi Samagom at £30 per person. Members are also invited to sponsor a member of Samaggi Samagom to attend the reception.
During the Reception His Excellency Mr Kittiphong Na Ranong, the Thai Ambassador, will give a short address. Members will also enjoy Thai music played on traditional instruments by the Thai Music Circle.
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.
Admission to the House of Lords for this event is strictly by ticket, which must be obtained in advance. Dress code: Gentlemen must wear a collar and tie. A suit is preferred, but blazer and flannels are acceptable. Ladies should wear a smart dress.
13 days/12 nights – Treasures of Isaan and Laos - 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
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Calendar of Events
Tuesday, 10th May
7:00 pm. Talk by former Ambassador David Fall, 'Released into the Community - Recollections of an Ex-Excellency' at The Royal Over-Seas League.
This event has now SOLD OUT
Monday, 20th June
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Summer Reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords. Booking details coming soon