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Oral History project update
Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Four new Oral Histories are now available to listen to on the MRS Oral History website page. Further completed interviews are currently being edited and more interviews are planned for later this year.

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Seven lessons for understanding polls
Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In the run up to the General Election, the polling industry has not been successful in communicating the overall reliability of polls to the general public. It was therefore encouraging to see an educational video from Ben Page at Ipsos MORI.

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Changes in Polling Methodology
Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The British Polling Council has published details of the changes in methodology made by the various polling companies to address the inaccuracies in results seen in the 2015 general election.

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Barry Leventhal awarded MRS Gold Medal
Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Network member Barry Leventhal has been awarded the MRS Gold Medal for his services as Chair of the influential MRS Census and Geodemographics Group.

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Spring Lunch 2017
Sunday, April 30th, 2017

This year’s Spring Lunch was held on Wednesday 26th April at Thai Silk in verdant Isabella Street, near Southwark tube. Pictures of the event can be viewed in the Gallery.

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MRBA Auction 2017 meets its target
Friday, April 21st, 2017

Linda Henshall is pleased to report that this year’s MRBA auction reached its fundraising target, raising £7,032.  The MRBA would like to thank everyone who contributed to this success, either by donating items or bidding for them. 

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AMSR News March 2017
Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Archive of Market and Social Research celebrated its first year of operation as a charity in February.  The occasion was marked by a social event at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, with the volunteers and sponsors who have helped to establish the Archive. 

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MRBA Annual Auction 2017
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The MRBA annual fundraising auction is now on and runs until 9:00pm on 4th April 2017. There are many exciting lots to bid for, so make sure you visit the auction website.

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New MRS President announced
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Market Research Society has announced that it’s next president will be Jan Gooding, global inclusion director of Aviva. 

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Mike Cooke to chair ESOMAR Legal Affairs Committee
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Research Network member Mike Cooke has been appointed as the new chairman of the ESOMAR Legal Affairs Committee, taking over from Adam Phillips. 

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