Past Events 2017
Tuesday 5th December 6:30pm
LIKE 77: Christmas Party in Bloomsbury, Upstairs at The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road
It's that time of year again. Please join fellow LIKERs for our Christmas party. We have booked a room at the convivial Calthorpe Arms pub in Grays Inn Road where we will enjoy an evening of networking and food from a Christmas menu with many options.
As always, there will be a Secret Santa, so please buy and wrap a gift to bring along. The idea is to spend no more than one pound, so items should be purchased at a pound shop or similar.Tickets are priced at £25.00 for three courses and there is a choice of dishes.Venue: Upstairs at The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, WC1X 8JR. Website: http://www.rampubcompany.co.uk/visit-pubs/calthorpe-arms
LIKE 76. Personal and professional resilience - managing change in and outside work
Wednesday October 25th 2017Resilience is the ability to thrive, personally and professionally, even during times of high pressure, change and adversity.
How are you looking after yourself ongoingly and preparing yourself for whatever life and work throws at you? Kim Horwood, an executive and life coach will be conducting an interactive session in which she will ask us to review our current levels of resilience and help us identify some strategies for robustness when in the midst of difficulty, and for ongoing self-care and wellbeing.“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you” Ralph Waldo Emerson. When we say ‘no’ to one thing, we are saying ‘yes’ to something else. A key to success is to make this choice conscious. Carl Jung said: “I am not what happened to me, I am who I choose to become”. Please join Kim and fellow LIKERs for this fun, interactive evening to identify some instant strategies for building your resilience personally and professionally.
About our speaker, Kim HorwoodKim is Founding Director of Odonata River Ltd - supporting values-based transformational change in individuals, leaders, teams & organisations. She is an accredited Masters Level executive and life coach specialising in building confidence, resilience and leadership. A Chartered (music) Librarian by background, Kim has always worked in the public interest, in the field of information and knowledge management and personal development. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. Kim is passionate about helping people to help themselves and to shine…and in her spare time loves playing her violin in several London orchestras. LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/l-kim-horwood-28907b12
LIKE 75. Openness and secrecy: The world of company data. Wednesday 13th September 2017If you are interested in the evolving world of company data join fellow LIKE members at a unique talk from Emmanuel (Manny) Cohen, Chief Executive of Armadillo. Manny has spent 40 years in the company information and company formations businesses, creating the first ever internet-delivered credit report and mobile app along the way. Uniquely, in managing a regulated company formations business, Manny is subject to the same compliance regulations as many of his company information customers, giving a special insight into the industry. Come along and hear his experiences in serving the needs of financial and professional services companies over the years, his views on recent market developments and his thoughts on what might be coming next. Manny’s presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session and the discussions will continue over a tasty pub meal.
About our speaker, Manny CohenManny has been in the company formation and company information business for some 40 years. As owner and CEO of Armadillo, he is in the unique position of having served the needs of financial and professional services companies and of running a regulated business himself
LIKE 74. Forgotten libraries walking tour on Tuesday 6th June
Join fellow LIKE members on a special walk through some forgotten book collections. Librarian and antiquarian bookseller Alice Ford-Smith from Bernard Quaritch will reveal some of the links between the City’s past and present book collections and recount the fascinating tales that lie behind them
Please be prepared for no breaks, some stairs and the British weather!
Afterwards, we will visit a nearby pub for refreshments.
LIKE 73. Members’ Evening on Tuesday, May 9th at the Old Bank of England pub
Please come and join us for a LIKE members’ networking evening. We would like to meet some of the new members who have joined the group on Linkedin in recent months, and to hear from you about the kind of events and speakers you would like us to arrange.
Volunteers who would like to join the organising team are most welcome!
Food and the first drink are on us – we hope to see you there.
LIKE 72. Thursday 23 March. Talking Sense about Science
Following on from Stéphane's webinar last month, we continue the theme of information literacy with a talk at our new venue, The Plough in Bloomsbury. Despite the stormy rhetoric of recent months, facts are still truly powerful. Fortunately for us, there are organisations standing up for verifiable evidence. Sense about Science (http://senseaboutscience.org/) is at the forefront of the battle for truth.
Last November they took the argument about why evidence matters to parliament(http://senseaboutscience.org/activities/evidence-matters/) and for LIKE 72, Max Goldman (http://senseaboutscience.org/team/max-goldman/) will tell us all about Sense about Science's mission and activities.
Join him and your fellow LIKErs for a celebration of clear thought and evidence-based opinion.
Venue:The Plough, Bloomsbury. http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/plough-bloomsbury/m2605/
Address:7 Museum Sreet, London WC1A 1LH
Price:£15 + booking fee
LIKE 71. Wednesday 8 February. Information literacy webinar: Why it matters for today's and tomorrow's workforce. Joint event with the Leadership and Management Division of SLAInformation literacy is not a term that is generally recognised in the workplace. But there is increasing evidence of the relevance of information know-how in the context of employment and employability.
It is inherent to many factors - ranging from team-working to problem-solving to business awareness that are critical to the success of enterprises, whether commercial, public or not for profit. And with the fast evolving nature of work with rapid technological change, unpredictability, job insecurity and complex lifelong career paths, the ability to master information is that much more pertinent.
Listen to a recording the webinar here. http://lmd.sla.org/?p=6913