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Events History


Since its inception at an informal lunch in the old Research International offices in late 2002, the Network has held Spring and Autumn Lunches each year and Christmas Party (incorporating the AGM).  A Summer Party was introduced in 2005.

The Spring and Autumn Lunches are held at a variety of different venues.  The Summer Party was initially held at the Auriol Kensington Rowing Club in Hammersmith, and since 2010, at Doggett’s Coat and Badge in Blackfriars.  To date, the Christmas Drinks and AGM have been held by kind permission of TNS-RI at their offices. 

Pictures of recent and past Research Network social events can be found in the Gallery section.  The Photo Archive page contains a selection of pictures of each year's events, from our first Spring Lunch in 2003, to the present day.

 

A full history of events is as follows:

2016:

Spring Lunch:  12th April, Smiths Bar and Grill
Summer Party:  6th July, Doggetts Coat and Badge
Autumn Lunch:  18th October, Azzurro, Waterloo
Christmas Party/AGM: 6th December, TNS

2015:

Spring Lunch:  14th April, Ev Restaurant
Summer Party:  1st July, Doggett's Coat and Badge
Autumn Lunch:  20th October, Jamies London Bridge
Christmas Party/AGM:  8th December, TNS-RI

2014:

Spring Lunch:  29th April, Azzurro Restaurant Waterloo
Summer Party:  10th July, Doggett's Coat and Badge
Autumn Lunch:  15th October, The Union Jack Club (John Downham's 90th birthday)
Christmas Party/AGM:  4th December, TNS-RI

2013:

Spring Lunch:  23rd April, Thai Silk
Summer Party:  9th July, Doggett's Coat and Badge
Autumn Lunch:   22nd October, Jamies London Bridge
Christmas Party/AGM:  3rd December, TNS-RI

2012:

Spring Lunch:  19th April, Ev Restaurant 
Summer Party:  3rd July, Doggett's Coat and Badge
Autumn Lunch: 23rd October, The Savile Club (10th anniversary of the Network)
Christmas Party/AGM:  4th December, TNS-RI

2011:

Spring Lunch:  12th April, Tuli Restaurant
Summer Party:  7th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  20th October, Chez Gerard Southbank
Christmas Party/AGM:  7th December, TNS-RI

2010:

Spring Lunch:  22nd April, Borough Bar
Summer Party:  7th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  14th October, Tas Restaurant, Borough High St.
Christmas Party/AGM:  9th December, TNS-RI

2009:

Spring Lunch:  21st April, Georgetown Restaurant
Summer Party:  9th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  29th October, Balls Bros. Minster Pavement
Christmas Party/AGM:  8th December, TNS-RI

2008:

Spring Lunch:  17th April, Georgetown Restaurant
Summer Party:  10th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  7th October, The Union Jack Club
Christmas Party/AGM:  9th December, TNS-RI

2007:

Spring Lunch:  26th April, Hop Cellars Wine Bar and Restaurant
Summer Party:  11th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  1st November, House of Lords (5th anniversary of the Network)
Christmas Party/AGM:  3rd December, TNS-RI

2006:

Spring Lunch:  25th April, TMS Queen Mary (the late Harry Henry’s 90th birthday)
Summer Party:  6th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  18th October, Singapura Restaurant
Christmas Party/AGM: 5th December, TNS-RI

2005:

Spring Lunch:  13th April, Bankside Restaurant
Summer Party:  26th July, Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Autumn Lunch:  21st October, Chartered Accountants Hall
Christmas Party/AGM:  6th December, RI

2004:

Spring Lunch:  22nd April, Singapura Restaurant
Autumn Lunch:  21st October, The House of Lords
Christmas Party/AGM:  30th November, RI

2003:

Spring Lunch:  10th April, The Reform Club
Autumn Lunch:  16th October, The Carlton Club
Christmas Party/AGM:  2nd December, RI