Past Research Network events
Connecting Experienced Researchers

Welcome to the Research Network

The RESEARCH NETWORK is an association of experienced market and social researchers who have spent all or most of their working lives in such activities. We currently have around 200 members; most of them have been associated with the field for at least 25 years and some for a lot longer.

Our purpose is to help members stay in regular contact with friends and colleagues through a mix of social events, a regular newsletter and online facilities. We organise lunches and other get-togethers in London – lively and convivial events at which members have the opportunity to meet up with old acquaintances and make new friends.

We also support initiatives such as an oral history archive and the Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR), and have close links with the industry charity, the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA).


Next Event

NED Talk 11
Wednesday 22nd September

Our popular NED Talks return after a summer break in September. These events are early evening meetings, with a speaker talking about a topic of general interest for 20–30 minutes, followed by time for discussion and a general chat. Our eleventh speaker will be Rugh McNeil, who will give a talk entitled: 'William Heath Robinson, the man, his art and museum'. William Heath Robinson (1872-1944). artist, social humourist, cartoonist is best known for his whimsical drawings of “contraptions”. He represents a wryness that we see as particularly “British”. A museum dedicated to him and his work was opened 5 years ago in Pinner where he lived for many years with his growing family. Ruth has been involved since its inception in helping with the marketing and PR and as chair of the Friends committee.

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Latest News

Gill Wareing and Bob Qureshi named heroes of MR

Two of our members – Gill Wareing, secretary/treasurer of the Research Network, and Bob Qureshi – are among 25 hitherto unsung ‘Research Heroes’ recognised by the Market Research Society. The 25 individuals were selected by a panel of judges following a call for nominations from the industry.

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Diagnosing American politics

The final NED talk of the current series was given by Simon Chadwick on Wednesday 19 May. The talk was entitled ‘Through the glass darkly. What the hell is wrong with America?’ and was based on his book ‘For the People’, published in 2020.

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