Lectures by noted experts and scholars are held frequently on a wide range of subjects related to the Society's objectives and the interests of its members and non-members.

Lectures are usually held at The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21. Unless otherwise stated, they are in English.

Admission is free for Siam Society members, members’ spouses and children, and all students showing valid student ID cards. Other people are asked to make a donation of B200. For more information, please contact Khun Arunsri. Office hours: 9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday–Saturday (except holidays).

Lectures are recorded in high-quality digital video (DVD format). If you cannot come to a lecture, you can order a DVD of a lecture for 300 baht. Please call Khun Arunsri.

The Society welcomes speakers to talk on subjects of a scholarly nature in conformity with the principles and objectives of the Siam Society, investigating the arts and sciences of Thailand and neighbouring countries. Guidance>>>

The Siam Society is deeply grateful to the James H.W. Thompson Foundation for its generous support of the 2016-2017 Lecture Series.


22 March 2018 : 7.30 p.m.
Design for a Small Planet. A Talk by Malina Palasthira. Malina Palasthira is a Thai-Italian architect who co-founded Design Qua, a Bangkok-based architecture and design firm in 2005. She started her architectural education at the Architectural Association in London and then went on to earn her Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. More>>>

5 April 2018 : 7.30 p.m.
A challenge for the present and the future: Preserving the Underwater Cultural Heritage. A Talk by Etienne Clément. The underwater cultural heritage is represented by ancient shipwrecks, submerged archaeological sites and other remains of cultural significance, under the seas and in internal waters (lakes and rivers). More>>>

19 April 2018 : 7.30 p.m.
Gentrification in Bangkok: Transforming rundown areas into ‘hip’ neighbourhoods. A Talk by Jaturong Pokharatsiri. Since its conception in London in the 1960s, arguing for the socio-physical transformation of inner cities’ neighbourhoods, gentrification has gradually become a common phenomenon evidenced worldwide in both urban and rural settings. More>>>

24 May 2018 : 7.30 p.m.
Screening of “The Man Who Built Cambodia” with A Talk by Christopher Rompre. THE MAN WHO BUILT CAMBODIA is a narrative documentary exploring the life of Vann Molyvann, an architect whose work came to represent a new identity for a country emerging from independence, and whose incredible story encompasses Cambodia’s turbulent journey as a modern nation. More>>>

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