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

Network Evening Drinks (NED Talk)
Wednesday 19th May 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we are continuing with our series of Zoom meetings. 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 tenth speaker will be Simon Chadwick, who will give a talk entitled: 'Through the looking glass darkly. What the hell is wrong with America?' Simon is author of best selling book 'For The People', a study of American society and politics. In this NED Talk Simon will illustrate some of the key themes, as well as the fantasy of right-wing libertarianism and the roles played by ideology and idolatry in modern American society. This promises to be a fascinating talk...

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Latest News

Social subtleties

Our April NED Talk was given by Graham Woodham on the topic of ‘Non-Verbal Communication – The Subtleties of Social Interactions’. The talk proved to be both entertaining and highly informative – an interesting blend of psychological theory and practical observation.

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Tony Cowling Foundation created

Most of our members will remember Tony Cowling, architect of the Taylor Nelson business that grew from a small agency based near London into TNS, a global research business. The Tony Cowling Foundation has been created as a not-for-profit company. It aims to foster the values Tony encouraged throughout his career.

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