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Social Events 2017

Our planned events for 2017 are listed below.  Please put the dates in your diary.  Invitations with full details will be sent to members approximately six weeks before each event.

Pictures of events will be added to the gallery shortly after each event has taken place.



NEW: Evening Meeting

Research Network Debate

Venue:  To be confirmed


Date:  CANCELLED.  NEW EVENT PROPOSED FOR SPRING 2018 (Date to be confirmed)

Agile Market Research; an opportunity or a threat to research rigor.  

In its inaugural evening debate The Research Network will explore the world of "Agile Research".  Why has this topic become one of the hottest issues discussed by researchers on social media in the last 12 months?  If it is new to you then the debate is a great opportunity to join the conversation.  At the heart of the debate is the very nature of our industry. Is the traditional market research agency still fit for purpose in an agile world?  Key industry speakers will be invited to argue the case.  This event is still in the planning stages and further details will be provided as soon as they are available.


Spring Lunch 2017

Venue: Thai Silk

Location: 94-95 Isabella Street, London SE1 8DA

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017

Thai Silk website...


Thai Silk is a large, airy restaurant in leafy Isabella Street very close to Southwark Tube station, which we last visited in 2013.  We will have a three course meal with a selection of dishes to suit all tastes. There is lots of room to mingle for drinks before the lunch and a lovely terrace with palm trees outside if the weather is nice.


Summer Party 2017

Venue: Doggett's Coat and Badge

Location: 1 Blackfriars Bridge Road, London SE1 9UD

Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017

Doggetts website...


After our very enjoyable Summer Party at Doggetts in 2016, we are returning in July 2017.  This friendly riverside pub, with its sunny terrace overlooking the river, is a stunning venue, very easy to get to, and is a perfect location for an informal summer event. 



Autumn Lunch 2017

Venue: Royal Airforce Club

Location: 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY

Date: Thursday 19th October 2017

RAF Club website...


We will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Research Network with lunch at the RAF Club, in Piccadilly, very kindly sponsored by John Downham.  The Club is extremely elegant, with interesting pictures and a tall stained glass window behind the sweeping staircase.  We will start with drinks in the Churchill Bar and the meal will be served in the Ballroom.


Christmas Party & AGM 2017

Venue: Kantar-TNS

Location: 6 More London Place, London SE1 2QY

Date:  Wednesday 6th December 2017

We are very grateful to Kantar-TNS for once again allowing us to hold our Christmas Drinks and AGM at their offices at More London Place, near London Bridge Station.  Proceedings will commence at 4.30 p.m.  Full details will be sent to members in November.