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 2017-2018 Lecture Series.


28 June 2018 : 7.30 p.m.
Bangkok Manifesto. A Talk by Duangrit Bunnag. A city needs only a few bold ideas to elevate itself to a new level of consciousness. Perhaps five such ideas may be sufficient. My purpose is to intensify the evolution of Bangkok into an inspiring city by means of “enrolment conversation”, a dialogue where willing and committed participants promote actions that bring about the desired goals and possibilities. More>>>

7 กรกฎาคม 2561 : 13.00 น.
“ลูกจีน หลานมอญ สมัยกรุงธนบุรี” โดย ปเรตร์ อรรถวิภัชน์, พิมพ์ประไพ พิศาลบุตร, สมชัย กวางทองพานิช. เรื่องเล่าในชุมชนที่รอดชีวิตจากสงครามคราวเสียกรุง และย้ายถิ่นฐานเข้ามาตั้งรกรากที่บางกอกในสมัยพระเจ้ากรุงธนบุรี More>>>

12 July 2018 : 7.30 p.m.
Boxer Codex: A plan to invade Siam. A Talk by John Silva. The sumptuously illustrated 16th century Boxer Codex, with close to 100 images on rice paper featuring the people of the Pacific, Asia and Southeast Asia is the first known illustrated manuscript of the region. More>>>

Previous lectures>>>