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John Goodyear memorial event
Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

Members of the Network will have read of the death in October of John Goodyear, former Chairman of The MBL Group. On 16th December Mary Goodyear hosted a celebration of his life at the East India Club in St James’s Square, London. A description of this of this event and photographs are now available.

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Christmas Party and AGM 2019
Monday, December 9th, 2019

Our Christmas Party and AGM was held on 4th December at the splendid offices of Kantar Profiles in Millbank. The wine flowed freely, mince pies and stollen were available in abundance and the atmosphere, as always, was convivial.

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Caption competition winner announced:
Thursday, December 5th, 2019

After a slow start, we received a number of entries to our caption competition last month. The winning caption for the photo of Frank Winter and Finn Raban was submitted by John Kelly

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Oral History project update
Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Three more interviews have been added to the Oral History archive: another three individuals who really helped shape the research industry and who are indeed still closely involved with the Network.

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Caption competition
Thursday, October 24th, 2019

What were Finn Raben and Frank Winter saying to each other in this photo snatched by our roving photographer at the Autumn Lunch? Best suggestion wins a prize.

If you have not yet submitted your entry, there is still time to take part… winning yourself the undying admiration of your friends if your caption is published in the Newsletter, plus a free ticket for a non-member guest to next year’s Spring Lunch or Summer Party for the winner.

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Autumn Lunch news and pictures
Saturday, October 19th, 2019

The Network’s Autumn Lunch, held at Brasserie Blanc on 17 October, saw the largest attendance at a Network event for some years, with over 70 members and guests present.

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AMSR October Newsletter now published
Sunday, October 13th, 2019

The Archive of Market & Social Research (AMSR) has just published its October newsletter, which is full of fascinating information about the contents of the Archive.

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Artificial Intelligence / Data Science in Research & Beyond
Sunday, August 18th, 2019

A recent ESOMAR meeting in London focussed on the role and impact of Artificial Intelligence in research. Frank Winter reports that these presentations communicated a great deal of very interesting information.

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Summer Party news and pictures
Monday, July 8th, 2019

Some 50 members and guests attended the Network’s Summer Party on 2nd July. You can read about the event and view the pictures in the gallery.

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AMSR announces retirement of founding trustee John Downham
Monday, July 8th, 2019

The Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR), which describes itself as “both a history of UK market research and UK history through market research”, has announced the retirement of one of its founding trustees.

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Peter Mouncey awarded prestigious MRS Gold Medal
Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The Research Network congratulate Peter Mouncey on being awarded the MRS Gold Medal in recognition his many years promoting and protecting the market and social research sector. Peter is only the 12th recipient of this award, since is was designated as the Society’s highest honour for exceptional service.

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Spring lunch photos available
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Photos of the Spring Lunch (held at Brigade, Tooley Street, on Tuesday 30th April) are now available in the Gallery section of the website. This was our first visit to Brigade and the establishment proved to be a great choice.

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Census designers debate identity
Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Those responsible for designing forthcoming censuses in both the UK and the USA are debating whether to include aspects of identity in the exercise.

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MRBA 2019 Annual Auction best ever
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Linda Henshall reports that this year’s MRBA fundraising auction was the best ever. The auction smashed its target of £7,000, raising a total of £9,313 thanks to all the generous donors and bidders.

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Successful Spring Evening Meeting at the IPA
Friday, March 8th, 2019

Our second evening meeting was held on 6th March at the IPA, Belgrave Square, excellently chaired by Brian Jacobs and with four panel members representing research insight, data systems and analysis tools:- Stephen Blouet (Kantar), Sabine Cronick (2CV), Helen Rose (the7stars) and Ben Haley (Initiative UK).

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MRBA Auction now running
Friday, March 8th, 2019

The MRBA 2019 Auction runs from Friday 1st March, at 9:00am and finishes at 9:00pm on 18th March. The annual auction raises valuable funds to assist research colleagues who are in real financial distress.

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DCMS ‘fake news’ inquiry calls for stricter regulation
Monday, February 18th, 2019

The parliamentary inquiry into ‘disinformation and fake news’ has called for stricter social media regulation, particularly of  Facebook. The investigation covered individuals’ rights over their privacy, how their political choices might be affected and influenced by online information, and interference in political elections

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AMSR hold successful Friends Event at IPA
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The Archive of Market & Social Research held a prestigious event on 29th January, at the IPA in Belgrave Square. The event highlighted the success story of the Archive and its achievements since its inception.

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