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 over 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 have close links with the industry charity, the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA).


Next Event

Evening Meeting
Monday 19th March 2018

The focus of this evening meeting will be discussion of an urgent issue facing the research industry today: 'Do we need research now that we have big data?’ In the chair will be Brian Jacobs who will be joined by other industry experts. Audience participation will be very much encouraged. We look forward to seeing you there and, if you can, please bring a guest who might be interested in joining the Network, including those whose work or other commitments make it difficult to attend our lunchtime gatherings. Drinks will be served from 6.00 pm with discussion from 6.30 pm, following which there will be more opportunity for socialising over drinks and nibbles. BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN. For full details, follow the link below.

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MRBA auction – last chance to bid

The MRBA’s annual auction has raised nearly £5000 so far this year and there’s still time to bid for any of the 45 lots on offer, which range from accommodation in the UK and abroad, meals and conference tickets through to hampers, bottles of wine, books and jigsaws.

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