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Good attendance at the 2016 ATS Spring Reception

29th March at the Oriental Club. Read more about this recent event here
'Lost in the Mists of Time' a film and Q&A by Dr. Martin Seeger For photos and more information of this recent event, please click here
Friday April 29 , 2016
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Forthcoming events

 

Talk by former Ambassador David Fall, 'Released into the Community - Recollections of an Ex-Excellency'

Tuesday, 10th May - 7:00 pm at The Royal Over-Seas League

David Fall CMG, former British Ambassador to Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, will give a talk entitled Released into the Community - recollections of an ex-Excellency. The venue will be the Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, off St Jamess Street, London, SW1A. Doors will open at 7.00pm. A pay-bar will be available before and after the talk, which will begin at 7.30pm.

The talk will be a light-hearted examination of the more pantomime aspects of British diplomacy and will focus mainly, but not exclusively, upon Davids time as Ambassador in Thailand from 2003 to 2007. It will cover such burning issues as prominent Ambassadors in the 1970s and their dragon wives, over-blown egos, not climbing the Kremlin Wall, the country with the least respect for Excellencies, the perils of diplomatic uniform, dressing up a a wizard, living in a former brothel, unpredictable interpreters, Battersea Dogs Home and the end of a Golden Age.

The cost will be £15 for members of the Anglo-Thai Society and affiliated organisations, £18 for non-members, and £10 for students.

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 a cheque made out to the Anglo-Thai Society to Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield, S17 3NE

 

   

Updated 2016 ATS events for your diary:

Tuesday 29th March
Spring Reception at the Oriental Club.  Click here for details and how to book

Tuesday 12th April
Premiere of the documentary film 'Lost in the Mists of Time' about “Khunying Yai Damrongthammasan” a forgotten, outstanding female Thai Buddhist practitioner and author.  The film is by Dr. Martin Seeger, Associate Professor in Thai Studies at Leeds University and will be followed by a Q&A..  This event will be held at The Royal Thai Embassy. Click here for details and how to book

Tuesday 10th May
David Fall, former British Ambassador to Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, will give a talk entitled "Released into the community : Recollections of an Ex-Excellency". The event will take place at 7.00 pm at the Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, off St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1LR.  Bookng details coming soon.

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 nearer the time.

October (Date TBC)
Talk on Old Siam by Narisa Chakrabongse through lenses of John Thomson, Photographer at Asia House.  Details to follow.

Wednesday 14th December 
ATS Christmas lunch at Nipa Restaurant

2017 (Dat TBC)
Celebrating ATS 55th Anniversary with a Gala dinner dance.  Watch this space!

   

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.

   
   

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

Booking now closed

   

Calendar of Events

Tuesday 12th April

Talk by Dr. Martin Seeger of the Thai Studies Centre, Leeds University.  For more information and booking details, please click here

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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. For more details and booking information please click here

 

 

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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