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Social Events 2022

We look forward to holding our regular face-to-face events in 2022, starting with our Spring Lunch in late April and we are also continuing with our popular virtual Network Evening Drinks (NED Talks), starting with a talks by Neil McPhee in February and Professor Patrick Barwise in April.

Details of our planned 2022 NED Talks, lunches and Christmas drinks are listed below. Please put the dates in your diary. 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 shortly after each event has taken place.



Summer Party

Tuesday 5th July 2022

(see below for full details)


NED Talks 2022

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.

The 2022 NED Talks organised to date are as follows:

NED Talk 13: Wednesday 23rd February 2022, Neil McPhee: 'From the studio to your bedroom'. 

NED Talk 14: Wednesday 6th April at 17:30. Professor Patrick Barwise, in conversation with Sheila Byfield: 'The War Against the BBC'.


Spring Lunch 2022

Venue:  EV Restaurant

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

Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022

Ev website



Ev is a branch of the Tas group of Turkish restaurants, situated in Isabella Street, a very leafy pedestrian street behind Southwark Tube station. We last visited Ev in 2018 and are delighted to be returning.

There is a terrace with palm trees outside if the weather is nice and plenty of room inside to mingle and chat before the lunch. We will have a three-course lunch with meze, a choice of main courses and dessert. 

The ticket price will be the same for members and their guests and you are invited to bring a guest who might be interested in becoming a member.


Summer Party 2022

Venue:  Doggetts Coat and Badge

Location: 1 Blackfriars Bridge Road, London SE1 9UD

Date: Tuesday 5th July 2022

Doggetts Coat and Badge website


Our Summer Party will be held at Doggetts Coat and Badge. The sunny terrace of this friendly riverside pub has a stunning view of the river and the venue provides a magnificent buffet lunch. In recent years we have enjoyed wonderful sunshine, but there is plenty of space indoors if we are unlucky with the weather.

As always, this 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.

This year, the price will be the same for members and guests, so please do bring a guest who might consider becoming a member to enjoy the day with you.



Autumn Lunch 2022

Venue:  The Royal Airforce Club

Location: 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY

Date:  Tuesday 11th October 2022

The RAF Club website


We will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Research Network with lunch at the RAF Club, in Piccadilly. This event has very kindly sponsored by John Downham, who is an RAF Club member.

Inside, the Club is wonderfully elegant and has an amazing stained-glass window depicting an early scene of the RAF in action behind the staircase.

We will start with drinks in the Churchill Bar, followed by a three-course lunch served in the Sovereign’s Room (formerly the Ballroom).


Christmas Party & AGM 2022

Venue:  To be announced




We plan to hold our Christmas Party and AGM in early December. Date, location and details will be announced nearer the time.