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 12
Wednesday 10th November

Our final NED talk of the year will be on Wednesday 10th November. 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 twelfth speaker will be Danny Wain, who will give a talk entitled 'Shouting in the Evenings'. Danny has spent over 30 years in the research and insight world, but his passion has always been theatre: he used to run his own company Strut & Fret, has won several awards for acting and is a published playwright. In his NED talk, Danny will offer us a peek behind the theatrical curtain. He’ll look at the relative pros and cons of being an amateur, versus professional, actor, and provide some insights into the world of amateur theatre. There will be some startling stats, some personal blasts from the past, and more than a few illuminating (and hopefully amusing) anecdotes. Hear how Danny proposed to Cinderella whilst in drag, what happens when the play really does go wrong, and how the theatrical flame was kept alive during lockdown… Whatever happens, it will be alright on the night.

More details ...

Latest News

Autumn lunch at the Savile Club

We celebrated our first real-life gathering for two years in style with lunch at the Savile Club on Thursday 14 October. And what a glorious event it was!

More details ...
Heath Robinson brought to life

After a summer break, the Network’s series of NED Talks resumed on 22 September with a presentation by Ruth McNeil. Ruth is a Fellow of the MRS and after a career in MR is now, amongst other roles, Chair of the Friends’ Committee of the Heath Robinson Museum

More details ...