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 13
Wednesday 23rd February 2022

We are continuing with our popular Network Evening Drinks (NED Talks) in 2022. The first of these will be on Wednesday 23rd February, when Neil McPhee will give a talk exploring the influence of technology on music from the 1950s onwards. The working title is currently 'From the studio to your bedroom'. These events are early evening Zoom meetings, with a speaker talking about a topic of general interest for 20–30 minutes, followed by time for discussion and a general chat.

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Latest News

Network meets in person for AGM and Christmas drinks

Last year the Network decided to ignore the example of the cabinet by obeying the rules and holding its Christmas party online. This year we were back to a live event and some 30 members gathered in Westminster for an AGM followed by Christmas drinks.

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Dramatic performance by a very professional amateur

The final NED Talk of the year was given on Wednesday 10 November by Danny Wain. Under the intriguing title Shouting in the Evenings, Danny gave us some thought-provoking, interesting and often amusing reflections on his ‘other’ career in amateur (and occasionally professional) theatre.

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