[Talk-GB] London venues

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 11:22:19 UTC 2019


The ODI?

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:08 AM Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:

> Geovation is on Goswell Road now, not far from the old address:
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3527722639
>
> Tom
>
> On 14/03/2019 10:02, SK53 wrote:
> > I don't think Geovation are at 1 Seckford Street anymore (Future Cities
> > Catapult have taken over IIRC), which is a shame as Seckford Street is a
> > really nice venue. It' still available for events, but I suspect with
> > substantial costs. I don't think Geovation have moved very far away.
> >
> > I suspect Andy is right & tech spaces are the best bet. There may be a
> > few churches/community centres in Central London who regularly rent
> > rooms at (for London) modest prices: for instance, Westminster Friends
> > Meeting House, but availability for a Saturday is likely t constrained.
> > Many of these places now pretty much fund themselves by using heavily
> > promoting their facilities for commercial events (Friends House on
> > Euston Road charges around £500 for a room on a Saturday).
> >
> > Universities are another possibility but, even with a staff member as
> > advocate, societies I've been involved in have found the bureaucracy
> > involved far too unwieldy. Places like UCL which were relatively lax
> > have had to tighten up a lot after it was found an (honorary) academic
> > was hosting eugenics advocacy events.
> >
> > Jerry
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 09:16, Jez Nicholson <jez.nicholson at gmail.com
> > <mailto:jez.nicholson at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Bury the hatchet with an old rival at the Geovation Centre?
> >
> >     On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:29 PM Andy Mabbett
> >     <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk <mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>>
> wrote:
> >
> >         On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 23:14, Rob Nickerson
> >         <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com <mailto:rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>>
> >         wrote:
> >
> >          > For the next OSM UK annual general meeting we thought we
> >         would try
> >          > London as a possible location. Does anyone know of good (and
> >         cheap)
> >          > venues that we can use?
> >
> >         Newspeak House:
> >
> >         https://www.nwspk.com/
> >
> >         Let me know if you'd like an introduction to the founder./
> manager.
> >
> >         Alternatively, you might ask one of the tech co.s in London
> (Google,
> >         Microsoft) to sponsor-in-kind by prviding a room.
> >
> >         --
> >         Andy Mabbett
> >         @pigsonthewing
> >         http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
> >
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