Past Research Network events
Connecting Experienced Researchers

Welcome to the Research Network

The RESEARCH NETWORK is an association of experienced market and social researchers who have spent all or most of their working lives in such activities. We currently have around 200 members; most of them have been associated with the field for at least 25 years and some for a lot longer.

Our purpose is to help members stay in regular contact with friends and colleagues through a mix of social events, a regular newsletter and online facilities. We organise lunches and other get-togethers in London – lively and convivial events at which members have the opportunity to meet up with old acquaintances and make new friends.

We also support initiatives such as an oral history archive and the Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR), and have close links with the industry charity, the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA).


Next Event

Network Evening Drinks (NED Talk)
Wednesday 24th March 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we are continuing with our series of Zoom meetings. These events are early evening meetings, with a speaker talking about a topic of general interest for 20–30 minutes, followed by time for discussion and a general chat. Our eighth speaker will be Sheila Byfield, who will explore different styles of advertising over the past century or so. She will look at some brands who have behaved badly, brands that have promised amazing cures and benefits, and many ads that are so politically incorrect by today’s standards that it is amazing that they were ever allowed to appear at all. Sheila promises that this talk will be entertaining but she will also give a more serious point of view on advertising today in a digital age.

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Latest News

A village on Exmoor

For February’s NED talk, Phil Barnard took us on a virtual trip to the village that he’s called home for many years now – Brompton Regis in Somerset, within the Exmoor National Park. It was an affectionate look at the many rewards and occasional frustrations that Phil discovered when he moved from Berkshire to the South West.

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Polls distorted by shy voters? Or angry ones?

A fascinating article published on the AMSR website in December looks at US opinion polls in the run-up to November’s presidential election.

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