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.


21 November 2017 : 7.30 p.m.
Fiery Farewell: Cremation Rituals in Bali. A Talk by Garrett Kam. The Hindu-Buddhist Balinese in Indonesia cremate their dead in spectacular rituals that are very similar to yet at the same time quite distinct and different from Thai practices. More>>>

7 December 2017 : 7.30 p.m.
Contemporary Architecture in Thailand. A Talk by Sumet Jumsai. As part of Thai cultural and artistic expressions, architecture in Thailand can be a sight to behold as a beauty or a beast depending on its functions, regions, beliefs, styles, designers, and viewers. More>>>

14 December 2017 : 7.30 p.m.
Highlights of Burmese Decorative Arts. A Talk by Thweep Rittinaphakorn. Burma, or at the present days known as Myanmar, rich in its history and culture, has long been shadowed by decades of political upheavals and instability. More>>>

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