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Social Events 2018

Our planned events for 2018 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.



Spring Evening Meeting 2018

Venue:  IPA

Location: 44 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QS

Date:  Monday 19th March 2018


This will be the first of what we hope will become a series of evening meetings. The focus of the evening 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. Full details: Evening Meeting 19th March


Spring Lunch 2018

Venue: Ev Restaurant

Location: The Arches, 97-99 Isabella Street, SE1 8DA

Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Ev website...


Ev, a branch of the Tas group of Turkish restaurants, is situated in Isabella Street, a very leafy pedestrian street behind Southwark Tube station. There is a terrace with palm trees outside if the weather is nice and plenty of room inside to mingle and chat before the lunch. We will have a three course lunch with meze, a choice of main courses and dessert.


Summer Party 2018

Venue: Doggett's Coat and Badge

Location: 1 Blackfriars Bridge Road, London SE1 9UD

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Doggetts website...


Once again, we are holding our Summer Party at Doggetts Coat and Badge. This riverside pub is a perfect location for an informal summer event. The terrace has a stunning view of the river and there is plenty of space indoors if we are unlucky with the weather.



Autumn Lunch 2018

Venue: Azzurro, Waterloo

Location: Sutton Walk, London SE1 7ND

Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Azzurro website...


This autumn we are returning to a Network favourite, Azzurro Waterloo. Azzurro is a friendly Italian restaurant in a large arch between Waterloo Station and the South Bank. We will have a two-course buffet lunch in the restaurant and there is a bar at the front for drinks beforehand and where people can stay on after the event.


Autumn Evening Meeting 2018

Venue:  IPA

Location: 44 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QS

Date:  Monday 19th November 2018

Following the successful evening event held in the spring, a second evening meeting has been organised.  This will be another stimulating discussion - more details on the topic and format will be available soon.


Christmas Party & AGM 2018

Venue:  Kantar TNS

Location:  6 More London Place, London SE1 2QY

Date:  4th December 2018 

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.