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ATS Summer Reception - another resounding success To read more about this popular event held in June please click here
Black tie Gala Dinner Dance in celebration of our 55th Anniversary

20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London  

Save the date! More details coming later in the year.
Thames River Cruise back by popular demand!
Saturday 10th September
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Tuesday September 27 , 2016
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Committee News


A welcome message from ATS Chair, Orapin Dawson

Welcome to the new year 2013. I hope this year the Society will continue to thrive after a such a successful year in 2012. I feel most honoured and privileged to have been elected to take on the role of Chair of the Society after David Fall, and I hope to build on the achievements of the past few years.

After a successful celebration of our 50th anniversary last year, the Society remains a friendly and informal organisation, with the aims of promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Thailand and the UK, and the Thai and British Community in the UK. This year we aim to strengthen our relationship with the Thai Business Community and Corporate sector, and enjoy joint events with associated organisations, such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Asia House, Royal Over-seas League, Britain-Burma Society and Anglo-Finnish Society. The Society continues to have close relationship with the Royal Thai Embassy and Samaggi Samagom (the Thai Students’ Association in UK).

In addition to our annual favourites (the Summer Reception in the House of Lords, the Educational Excellence Awards and the Christmas lunch), other planned events this year include talks on the development of relations between Britain and Thailand and the Thai film industry, a piano concert, a Thai cooking demonstration, a visit to the Houses of Parliament, a Thames Cruise and joining in celebrations of Songkran and Loy Krathong.  Planning is also underway to organise a trip to Thailand in February 2014.  Please keep an eye on the website for details.

If you have visited or lived in Thailand and are interested in its culture and people and would like to contact people sharing your interest, the ATS is the right place. Details of how to join and information about our activities may be found here in this website.

I look forward to seeing you at the Society’s events.

Best wishes

Orapin Dawson



New Chair of the Anglo-Thai Society is announced









On 31 December 2012 David Fall came to the end of his four year term as Chair of the ATS.  He will remain on the Committee and will play a co-ordinating role in the Society’s programme of events.

David has been succeeded as Chair by Dr. Orapin Dawson, Vice Chair for the past 7 years. Not before time, Orapin will be the first female and the first Thai Chair of the Society.

The Society thanks David for his service and congratulates Orapin on her appointment.

A full list, and cvs, of committee members may be found at the “Committee” section of this website.




Bernard Coe appointed ATS Honorary President

In recognition of his continuing years of dedicated service to the ATS, Bernard Coe was appointed Honorary President of the Society in June 2012.   In the 1990's he was Chairman of the Anglo-Thai Society for 6 years and in Thailand he was Chairman of the various Shell Companies and also of the British Chamber of Commerce.



Kings Medal Award

Khun Orapin Dawson  and his Excellency the Ambassador to Thailand, Kitti Wasinondh

On Wednesday 17th March 2010 Dr Orapin Dawson, Vice-Chair of ATS, was awarded the King's medal at the investiture presentation held at the Royal Thai Embassy, London. David Fall CMG, former ambassador of Thailand and current Chair of ATS, Narisa, Pi Aew were in attendance representing ATS, together with Dr Orapin's friends and family.

The award was in recognition for the work promoting Thai Culture and British--Thai friendship through ATS. This included organising two Songkran Festivals with Asia House, promoting Thai Royal Family's long standing relationship with Taplow Court and helping with Embassy relationship. Also for the charity work raising fund to build Orphange Centre for Tsunami victims through Daung Prateep Foundation.

All the ATS Society is delighted that Dr Orapin has received this prestigious award.


In Focus

Royal Overseas League offers special discount for ATS members

ASEASUK Conference 2016 will be held on 16th September at SOAS. Full details here

British Embassy in Bangkok land up for sale - read article and sign petition here

Calendar of Events

There are no events scheduled for August

Saturday, 10th September

'Erasmus' Thames River Cruise.  For booking details please click here


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