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A proposal has been made to hold a QI meet-up at some time between October 24th and November 13th, preferably somewhere to the west of London. The following locations have been suggested. Which would you prefer?
Windsor
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Bath
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Cookham (Berkshire)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Brooklands/Weybridge (Surrey)
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
Henley-on-Thames
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
London
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Avebury
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
Somewhere else
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 6

RLDavies
1388540.  Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:31 am Reply with quote

Unless the venue suddenly changed to Manchester, anywhere would almost certainly entail an overnight stay for me.

So, assuming I could scrape up the time to go anywhere, it's all much of a muchness really.

 
Jenny
1388542.  Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:59 am Reply with quote

Filo - I wish we could come to Rome, believe me!

Robbie - would be lovely to meet you.

 
PDR
1388552.  Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:29 am Reply with quote

filofax wrote:
Rome, Rome, please come to Rome!


Went there, but met a strange Scottish woman who plied me with drink. Not sure I'd recommend it...

:0)

PDR

 
crissdee
1388555.  Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:53 pm Reply with quote

I could stand some plying with drink.....

 
filofax
1388814.  Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:19 am Reply with quote

Oh, I'm a dab hand at plying.
Plus, it's cheap here!

 
Brock
1389477.  Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:33 am Reply with quote

Just making a post so that this thread doesn't fall into the dreaded ">1 week old" category...

How are we going to decide this? We currently have two votes for Brooklands, two for Avebury and one for Henley-on-Thames[*]. No one else has expressed a preference, and I imagine that anyone else who was interested would have voted by now.

As Jenny said above, we don't need to make a definite decision until mid-October, but I'd appreciate a provisional one in the next couple of weeks, before other commitments start to pile up. Certainly I think we should have some sort of plan by the end of this month.

[*]Taking into account my own switch from Henley to Avebury.

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
1389547.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:42 am Reply with quote

Just checking this thread to see where we are at.

 
Brock
1389550.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:14 pm Reply with quote

Prof Wind Up Merchant wrote:
Just checking this thread to see where we are at.


Still in limbo, really...

I was sort of hoping that more people would have signed up by now and a consensus would have formed around one of the options, but that hasn't happened. If you'd like to switch your vote to break the deadlock, please go for it!

The date needs to be decided as well, but I think Jenny should take the lead on that as she has limited time in the country and other commitments that take priority.

 
Jenny
1389553.  Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:15 pm Reply with quote

I am proposing to leave this all open for another month or so.

 
Brock
1389626.  Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:21 pm Reply with quote

Well I'm pleased to see that Avebury has received another vote, so although it looks like a three-way tie it's actually Avebury 3, Brooklands 2, Henley 1. We finally have some movement...

Jenny wrote:
I am proposing to leave this all open for another month or so.


Even if we don't decide the venue until mid-October, Jenny, could I ask for the date to be decided by the end of September please? I'm probably going to have to start doing things for the Jobcentre during October, and I'd rather know the date in advance so that I can work round it if possible. Thanks.

 
Jenny
1389697.  Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:59 pm Reply with quote

OK fair enough.

Can I suggest Saturday 6th of November? I was thinking about the previous weekend, when I noticed it was Halloween, and it occurred to me that what with Avebury being a stone circle there may be people wanting to do spooky things there on that date which might lead to a larger crowd than some of us might be comfortable in.

At the moment I am assuming that Avebury is the likeliest venue since it has the two vital facilities of something many of us are interested in and a good pub. As well as the obvious stone circle at Avebury itself, there's also Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow within a very short distance.

I will call the Red Lion nearer the time to see if we need to book space.

Any comments from anybody?

 
Jenny
1389698.  Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:03 pm Reply with quote

https://www.rabbies.com/en/blog/should-you-visit-stonehenge-or-avebury

 
crissdee
1389703.  Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:31 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Avebury is the likeliest venue since it has something many of us are interested in, a good pub.



Works for me!

 
Brock
1389778.  Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:56 am Reply with quote

I'd be delighted with Saturday 6th November at Avebury.

 
PDR
1389787.  Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 am Reply with quote

With Miss Scarlett and the lead piping?

PDR

 

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