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Christmas party and AGM in Westminster
Thursday, December 7th, 2023

The Network’s AGM, with the added bonus of Christmas drinks, was held on the evening of Tuesday 5 December at Verian’s premises just a stone’s throw from the Palace of Westminster. Despite some public transport problems and the inevitable last-minute health issues, about 35 people attended

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Rowing the Oceans
Saturday, November 18th, 2023

The latest in our occasional series of NED (Network Evening Drinks) Talks took place on Zoom on the evening of Wednesday 15 November, when Chris Martin talked of his exploits rowing first the Atlantic and then the Pacific Ocean.

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New additions to Oral History library
Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Three new Oral Histories have been added to the list of available recordings. The interviews, with Nick Moon, Mike Cooke and John Kelly, can be found here.

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Autumn Lunch a great success
Saturday, October 21st, 2023

We were delighted to welcome over 80 members and guests to Brasserie Blanc in Waterloo for our Autumn Lunch on Tuesday 17th October. This is a record attendance figure for recent years and reflects the terrific work put in by Jane A’Court and the Research Network champions to recruit new members.

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Stories from the Archive of Market & Social Research (AMSR)
Friday, September 29th, 2023

The Archive regularly publishes brief stories on its website compiled from the thousands of research reports, news items and other documents that it holds. Recent stories include How popular were the royals 50 years ago?, exploring attitudes to monarchy and the royal family; and Crickets: Tests and challenges

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Jade On – Research Hero
Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Network member Jade On has been named by the MRS as one of its Research Heroes for 2023. Jade, who joined the Network last year, is currently Business Development Director at Perspective Research Services

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Tony Cowling Foundation Industry Innovation Award
Monday, July 31st, 2023

The Tony Cowling Foundation has announced that Voice of Ukraine from Kantar Public has won the 2023 Tony Cowling Foundation Industry Innovation Award.

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Network Summer Party
Saturday, July 8th, 2023

The Research Network held its annual Summer Party ơn 4th July. The venue, as in previous years, was the 3rd floor bar and terrace of Doggetts Coat & Badge at the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge.

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The Archive of Market and Social Research summer party
Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

The AMSR held its annual summer evening drinks party on 13th June at the same attractive venue as last year, the top floor and roof terrace of Bush House. The venue was donated by the Policy Institute and OvationMR sponsored the event.

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Spring lunch photos now online
Saturday, April 29th, 2023

The Network returned to Brigade Bar + Kitchen on Tooley Street for this year’s Spring Lunch on Tuesday 25 April. About one-third of the 60 people attending were either new members who had joined in the last twelve months or invited non-members – a great response to our recruitment campaign!

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New Oral Histories now available
Friday, April 21st, 2023

Two new Oral Histories have been added to the list of available recordings: interviews with Joy Reynolds and Paul Edwards.

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New date for AMSR – Mass Observation seminar
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

The Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR) has announced a new date for its online joint seminar with Mass Observation. Part of the Mass Observation Seminar Series, the event is titled ‘Exploring the Archives: researching the narrative of happiness and the history of feeling’

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The Research Network at Insight Alchemy 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

For the first time since March 2020 the MRS held its annual conference in a physical venue – The Hilton Bankside. A place where people could get together, meet new people and talk in person.

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2023 MRBA annual auction
Friday, March 10th, 2023

The MRBA has launched its annual fundraising auction, which runs until 23rd March. Bid now to snap up a bargain and support the MRBA.

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Winter 2023 edition coming soon!
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

The next edition of the Research Network Newsletter will be sent to all members in early February. It includes reviews and selected photos of the Autumn Lunch at the Royal Air Force Club and of the AGM and Christmas Drinks held in December.

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