Chair: Mr Jim Griffiths FIOA
The aim of the London Branch is to provide a regular programme of evening meetings and a forum for IOA members in the London area.
Evening meetings generally take place on the 3rd Wednesday, from September though to June, with a two month break over the summer period. We aim to hold an AGM in January and an annual dinner in November. We also organise an annual half-day visit to an appropriate venue, which in previous years have included Wembley Stadium, Ascot, BRE and the University of Surrey. Confirmation of the evening meetings is posted on the IOA website and e-mailed to IOA members of the branch.
Committee meetings take place before each evening presentation, with committee members actively corresponding in between meetings in order to efficiently organise a full programme of events in advance.
Topics and speakers for the evening meetings are generally identified and organised by the London Branch Committee, but we always welcome new ideas and suggestions for future presentations. If you have any ideas or suggestions, or may even like to give a presentation yourself, please do not hesitate to contact the IOA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The evening meetings are always very well attended, with up to 45 attendees in some instances. The meetings are free; there is no need to book a place (except for the annual events, such as the half-day visit and dinner); and they are available to both IOA members and non-members.
If you are new to the IOA or have not attended a meeting in the past, please feel free to make yourself known to a committee member who will be happy to introduce you to fellow colleagues.