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Black tie Gala Dinner Dance in celebration of our 55th Anniversary

20th October 2016 at The Lancaster Hotel, London  

Save the date!   More details coming soon.
ATS 2016 Summer Reception

6:30 pm Monday, 20th June at The House of Lords  

For more details please click here
Friday May 27 , 2016
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Forthcoming events

 

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.

   

Anglo Thai Society Annual Meeting 2016

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.

 

   

Updated 2016 ATS events for your diary:

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.

   

Premiere of the documentary film 'Lost in the Mists of Time' folllowed by Q&A by Dr. Martin Seeger, Associate Professor of Thai Studies at Leeds University

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 Thailand’s 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 Yai’s inspiring Buddhist practice and her Buddhist texts, which are widely regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist scholarship. (The BBC reported on Dr Seeger’s findings on the wrongful authorship attribution of Khunying Yai’s texts: see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21936656)

About Dr Martin Seeger

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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.

To book a place for this event, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and send cheque to Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield, S17 3NE.o boo

   

ATS Spring Reception at The Oriental Club

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.

Please complete the application form which can be downloaded below, and return to: Mr E (Tui) Thapthimthong, 1A Washington Road, Barnes, London  SW13 9BG.  He can also be contacted on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone/fax at 020 87410393.

Download booking form here

Final date for booking is 24th March.  Please note that tickets must be paid for in advance of the Reception, and are not refundable.

   

ATS Educational Awards for Excellence 2015


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.

   
   

2016 Annual Summer Reception

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.

For booking details and application form, please click here

 

   

ATS Thailand and Laos Tour 2016

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

 

 

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