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Social Events 2024

We are holding our regular face-to-face lunchtime events in 2024 and continuing with our popular virtual Network Evening Drinks (NED Talks) on an occasional basis. Invitations with full details will be sent to members approximately 4-6 weeks before each event. Pictures of face-to-face events will be added to the gallery after each event has taken place.



Summer Party

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

(see below for full details)


NED Talks 2024

Next NED Talk:  To be announced.

The Network Evening Drinks (NED Talks) are early evening Zoom meetings, lasting about an hour and a half, with a speaker talking about a topic of general interest for approx. 30 minutes, followed by discussion and a general chat.

The NED Talks are free to attend and non-members can join as your guests if Gill is notified in advance. More information on the content of the Talks will be provided in the invitations that will be sent out nearer the time.

NED Talk 17: Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 17.30pm. Speaker: Graham Woodham. '33 Years of a parallel French life'

Graham will tell us the story of his family's slow renovation of a farmhouse surrounded by vines, their warm welcome and long-term friendship with their wine and cognac making neighbours, including the many fun and quirky aspects of a rural lifestyle just north of Bordeaux.

NED Talk 18: Wednesday 20th March 2024 at 17:30pm Speaker: John Griffiths. 'How electronic music went into the box and is coming out of it'.

John cut his teeth on acoustic guitar, but in recent years he has been reinventing himself as an electronic musician – working with synths and samplers, much of it on the PC. His talk will be a romp through the evolution of electronic music to the present day with examples of how it is being made and shared.



Spring Lunch 2024

Venue:  Ev Restaurant

Location: The Arches, 97-99 Isabella Street, SE1 8DA

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024

Ev website


Ev is part of the Tas group of Turkish restaurants, serving delicious Anatolian cuisine. It is situated in Isabella Street, a delightful, plant filled pedestrian street near Southwark tube station.

Ev occupies three large railway arches, with our lunch being held in the bar arch. This has a lovely terrace outside with palm trees, and a roomy interior. It is a really lovely place for a Spring get-together.

This event is very kindly being sponsored by Alligator Digital and Edge Advisory.

Alligator Digital is an award winning digital agency which can help you achieve sharp, incisive insights powered by global research, behavioural science and data solutions which is Insight with byte!

Edge Advisory is an advisory firm focused on increasing business growth and value through differentiation & competitive strategy, integrated strategic planning, and M&A negotiation.



Summer Party 2024

Venue:  Doggett's Coat and Badge

Location: Blackfriars Bridge Road, London SE1 9UD

Date:  Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Doggetts website


As in previous years, the venue for our Summer Party is the Terrace Bar on the 3rd floor of Doggetts Coat and Badge, at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge. As its name suggests, the Terrace Bar has a large, sunny terrace with stunning views of the river and there is plenty of space in the bar area indoors.

Our Summer Party is an informal event, giving members ample opportunity to mingle with old friends and meet new ones, over a drink or two and a plate of pub food.

We are extremely grateful to Perspective Research Services for sponsoring this event. Perspective Research Services are a solutions-focused award winning data collection and data processing agency based in London, employing qualitative, F2F/CAPI and CATI methodologies domestically and internationally. Specialist sectors include: FMCG, Financial, Travel & Tourism, Automotive, Public Sector, Political Polling, Product Testing, UX & CX to name but a few.


Autumn Lunch 2024

Venue: The Union Jack Club

Location: Sandell St, Waterloo, London SE1 8UJ.

Date:  Tuesday 22nd October 2024

Union Jack Club website


Our Autumn Lunch is at the Union Jack Club in Sandell Street, Waterloo. The club opened in 1907 and membership is granted to all non-commissioned members of the armed forces and includes officers who also served in the ranks. The club has recently been refurbished and the interior is very smart and light. Our lunch is in the large, elegant Gascoigne Room on the lower ground floor.

There is a comfortable bar on the ground floor and those attending events at the Club are treated as an honorary members for the day and can drink in the bar before and after the lunch, and even stay the night by prior arrangement.

Our booking is supported by Union Jack Club member Major Peter White MC, to whom we are extremely grateful.


Christmas Party & AGM 2024

Venue:  Details to be confirmed.