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What dates are good for you? Please vote for all available ones!

16th September
2 (8%)
30th September
8 (32%)
7th October
6 (24%)
21st October
4 (16%)
28th October
5 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Author Topic: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017  (Read 2663 times)

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MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:12:10 AM »
Let's do it! I propose going to the Grant Museum of Zoology at 2pm one Saturday and then optional decamping to a cafe afterwards. See the museum's website here: www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology is FREE and nearby tube stations are: Euston, Euston Square, Russell Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street. Nearby rail stations are Kings Cross St Pancras and Euston.

My hope is that Saturday is generally a good day for people, the museum is sufficiently centrally located, and 2pm will allow people time to travel either side if they want to come into London specially. I've put up a poll so please vote for which dates you'd be available and we'll see which is most popular. I have shamelessly edited out the ones when I'm unavailable in advance!

All Mustachians are welcome, and I promise to arrive first and devise something very ostentatious to wear or hold so we can recognise each other.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 07:16:12 AM »
(Also, I was going to suggest the Bank of England museum as it seemed appropriate to MMM but it's only open on weekdays. Maybe one for the future when we're all retired? :P)

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 09:55:28 AM »
Great idea! I'll try to come if I can.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 10:02:33 AM »
I'm in too if the dates work, thanks for setting it up, I love the museum choice :).

PS one of the dates you chose is Open House weekend, it's a fab free day out where loads of places open their doors.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 02:17:30 PM »
I'm interested, I have some work travel that is yet to be scheduled so I'm not 100% for any date.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 12:35:42 AM »
Right, it's on for 30th September and hopefully we'll have all six people who voted! Let's meet just outside the Grant Museum of Zoology (or just inside if it's raining!) at 2pm. I promise to get there early and I'll devise some outrageously noticeable thing to wear or carry and post it here nearer the time. Do post below if you're coming.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 03:43:09 AM »
I hope the meet is very successful. I can't come to this one (I didn't vote because my work situation is such at the moment that my prospects of being able to go anywhere at the weekend in the next few months aren't looking good) but hope I'll be able to show my face in future.



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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 04:06:29 AM »
Cool idea.  We are ooop north so not able to come but have a great time.... :D

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 05:21:23 AM »
When I know you all a bit better, and have a little more breathing space, I'll offer to host an Oop North pie'n'pint meet.



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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 07:48:53 AM »
Ha ha, we southerners have museum and a cafe, Oop North it's pie and pint...!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 10:03:44 AM »
Haggis and Irn Bru here!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 01:42:52 PM »
Hi Folks
Joining a bit late I guess, unfortunately 30 Sep is less good for me so will have to pass - but would love to meet up London / South East if you decide you want to me again!
I really want to do things other than work... :-)

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 02:53:04 PM »
I'd be up for this if I'm around then, not sure if I'll be around that weekend yet though.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 02:32:37 PM »
I am in....bit sad we don't have pies and pints to look forward to.....we can always crash the North event I guess!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 03:30:20 PM »
Interesting ... will endeavour to make it!
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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 04:12:25 PM »
I would come but I'm at a wedding that weekend.

Next one please let me know as I would really like to chat MMM, FI etc with some bright souls!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 03:22:45 AM »
I would come but I'm at a wedding that weekend.

Next one please let me know as I would really like to chat MMM, FI etc with some bright souls!

Sure thing!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 04:28:44 AM »
I'm a tentative yes!  I'll head down from the Cambridge area....

Wait a minute, what happens after we see each other's faces and lose our internet anonymity? Should we wear disguises? Did I even use the right word?
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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 04:46:29 AM »
I'm a tentative yes!  I'll head down from the Cambridge area....

Wait a minute, what happens after we see each other's faces and lose our internet anonymity? Should we wear disguises? Did I even use the right word?

I, for one, will be wearing a mask of my forum avatar with eye cutouts.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 04:47:19 AM »
One on each side of my face, obviously.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 04:32:02 PM »
I'm not going to be around that weekend, unfortunately. Have fun, maybe I can make the next one :)

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2017, 03:24:52 AM »
Late notice but I intend to try and make it!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2017, 12:00:37 PM »
I will be there with a green tweed jacket, brown satchel, short hair and glasses. I'll try to get there a bit early! Please come up to me and introduce yourself because I won't have any idea who's an MMMer and who just like zoology on a Saturday afternoon!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2017, 08:11:42 PM »
Hi all!  After a while lurking, this thread finally motivated me to register for this fine forum, and add myself as a late joiner to this meetup.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2017, 11:46:41 PM »
Looking forward to it, will be there.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2017, 05:17:44 AM »
Alas, I won't be able to make this one after all thanks to a last minute addition to my weekend, which means I'd have to make three trips (!) in and out of London instead of combining all my plans in one. Have a great time :)

I guess I will now spend my Saturday mustachianly sanding and painting my flat and taking up that gruesome carpet! Really sad not to meet you all, next time hopefully.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2017, 11:52:31 AM »
I may also have a sign... *plot plot*

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2017, 12:38:33 PM »
I'm going to try. I'm going on a long trip via Heathrow starting Sunday, so I'm trying to decide whether it makes sense to try to find somewhere to stay in London, assuming I can be packed in time. Either way, I'll try to post again when I'm sure.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2017, 01:20:46 AM »
Looking forward to this (my plans tend to run last minute, but I'm now 100% in).

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2017, 05:18:57 AM »
Sorry for the last minute drop out, I'm feeling terrible today so i'd be bad company - enjoy the museum.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2017, 04:07:16 PM »
I may also have a sign... *plot plot*

Great sign! Thank you for organising this. It was very nice to meet everyone.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2017, 04:35:48 PM »
Lovely to meet Kwill, Playing With FIRE UK, availablelight and the lovely doctor whose username I have forgotten! We mentioned trying for a December London meetup so suggestions welcome and I'll post something about dates nearer the time.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2017, 03:29:41 AM »
Enjoyed meeting everyone as well -- looking forward to participating more here.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2017, 01:07:23 AM »
Sorry I missed this, will keep me eyes open for the next one!

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2017, 10:45:30 AM »
Lovely to meet Kwill, Playing With FIRE UK, availablelight and the lovely doctor whose username I have forgotten! We mentioned trying for a December London meetup so suggestions welcome and I'll post something about dates nearer the time.

Is a December London meetup a possibility? No idea how to do a poll, but someone at work said good things about a Google diary that made setting up meetings much easier.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2017, 06:03:39 AM »
I'd be up for a December meetup (and actually make it this time!), however diaries are looking busy already.


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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2017, 07:39:32 AM »
Same here :/
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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2017, 08:58:22 AM »
I don't think I'm up to organising one right now but if someone else can poll for dates and suggest a location I will try to come! Just make a new topic and change it to a poll. I think Euston/Kings Cross area is still a good bet for general accessibility.

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Re: MMM London meetup - September/October 2017
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2017, 12:38:57 PM »
I don't think I'm up to organising one right now but if someone else can poll for dates and suggest a location I will try to come! Just make a new topic and change it to a poll. I think Euston/Kings Cross area is still a good bet for general accessibility.

Understandable....I can set up the poll?