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Social Events 2019

Our planned events for 2019 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 2019

Venue:  IPA

Location: 44 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QS

Date:  Wednesday 6th March 2019



'Can the research business survive without increased automation?'  We’re told everything is going to be different in future and nothing in research will ever be the same. Automation will will replace people? Or will it? And what more will happen?

These changes and what they will mean for the research industry will be debated at our Spring evening meeting, with advertising research specialist Brian Jacobs acting as chair and referee and a panel of guest speakers.

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. 

For full details and speakers see:  Evening Meeting 6th March 2019


Spring Lunch 2019

Venue: Brigade Bar + Kitchen

Location: The Fire Station, 139 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

Date: Tuesday  30th April 2019

Brigade website...



Brigade is a very stylish restaurant in the old Fire Station in Tooley Street, just a short walk from London Bridge Station. This excellent restaurant is part of a ‘social enterprise’ apprenticeship scheme, which takes on people who are at risk of homelessness and trains them for employment in the catering industry.

We will have exclusive use of the premises, with drinks in the bar before-hand and a set 3-course lunch in the adjacent restaurant. It is very light and airy and has level access throughout.



Summer Party 2019

Venue: Doggett's Coat and Badge

Location: 1 Blackfriars Bridge Road, London SE1 9UD

Date:  Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Doggett's website...



Our Summer Party will be once again be at Doggetts Coat and Badge. For the last four years this riverside pub has put on a magnificent spread for our buffet lunch and the weather has been glorious. The terrace has a stunning view of the river and there is plenty of space indoors if we are unlucky with the weather.

As always, this is an informal event, giving members ample opportunity to mingle with old friends and meet new ones, over a drink or two and a plate of pub food.




Autumn Lunch 2019

Venue:  Brasserie Blanc, Southbank

Location: 9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, SE1 8YP

Date:  Thursday 17th October 2019

Brasserie Blanc, Southbank website...



Brasserie Blanc, Southbank is a very pleasant restaurant directly behind the Festival Hall, just a short walk from Waterloo Station. Our Autumn Lunch will be held in the comfortable, self-contained, private rooms at the side of the main restaurant.

There is a private bar where people can chat before the lunch, then we will have a set 3-course lunch in the private dining room next to the bar. The main entrance is down a short flight of steps and through restaurant, but there is level access to the private rooms at the side by request.



Christmas Party & AGM 2019

Venue:  Details to be announced at a later date