Here's a list of past Community Events - revel in the nostalgia! And don't forget to see if there are any Upcoming h2g2 Community Events near you!
Reports of various meets over the years, can be read in the archive for
the h2g2 Meet stories and articles which have appeared in The Post
H2G2 London autum/winter meet 2010
It might be cold outside but we've found a warm pub for another London Meet
H2G2 London May meet 2010
It was time for another London meet
Hull meet 25/6 July 2009
Hull still proving a popular and frequent meet location for h2g2 Researchers.
The 9Th May 2009 "rebellian in a pint glass" International HooToo non-seasonal meet.
Another year, another London meet the title seems to get longer each year..
the h2g2 Birmingham Mini-Meet - Saturday 25 April, 2009
A Birmingham meet was seen as a fitting celibration of the 10th birthday of h2g2.
GLAUCOMA 2 - The Pathia Strikes Back
Following the runaway success of the SRG's inaugural curry night last year, those with strong stomachs enbarked on a return Curry night/meet, on the 7th Febuary 2009.
Hull Meet-up: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23, November 2008
Hull is a popular destination for h2g2 meet-ups.
German Meet-up: Saturday 9 August, 2008
This summer meet-up was held in Düsseldorf and organised around the German Meet-up page.
Hull Meet-up: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July, 2008
Attendees for this summer meet-up reached double figures, as evidenced at the Hull Meet-up page.
Towel Day, Edinburgh: Saturday, 10 May, 2008
h2g2 Spring Meet-up, London: Saturday, 26 April, 2008
A date was finally decided for the London Spring Meet.
GLAUCOMA, Glasgow: 2 February, 2008
Spicy food enthusiasts gathered for the inaugural GLAUCOMA, which roughly means 'Glasgow Curry Crawl'.
h2g2 Leeds Winter Meet-up: 1 December, 2007
Following the huge success of the Rhubarb meander, Researchers gathered at this northern meet-up at the Scarborough Hotel.
Glasgow Hallowe'en Meet: Saturday, 27 October, 2007
h2g2 London Autumn Meet-up: Saturday, 20 October, 2007
The big autumn h2g2 get-together took place in London.
German Mini-meet, Cologne, 25 August, 2007
Researchers from h2g2's strong German community interested in having a guten tag gathered at this thread.
Swedish Meet-Up, Lund, 22 June, 2007
It was midsummer madness! The Nordic Researchers met up in Lund on 22 June, which is, of course, midsummer. Those interested should visit this thread.
Towel Day, Edinburgh, 12 May, 2007
The h2g2 London Spring 2007 Meet-Up, 28 April, 2007
A date's been finalised for the London meet-up! It'll be on 28 April, 2007, exactly eight years after h2g2 was featured on Tomorrow's World - effectively our eighth birthday! Sign up now at the meet-up page!
Thanet Beer Festival, 6-7 April, 2007
Margate Winter Gardens will be host to this mini-meet - for more information and to sign up visit the meet-up page.
The h2g2 Autumn London Meet-up: 21 October, 2006
Following conversations at the h2g2 Summer Meet 2006, collective minds decided that there should be a break with tradition and subsequent meets should take place in Spring and Autumn.
28 February, 2004
21st February, 2004
10 January, 2004
The unoffical London Winter/January 2004 Christmas meet - with a title guaranteed to cover all bases, the 'social extravaganza of the year' was bound to be a roaring success - and it was.
4 October, 2003
The superbly-titled Bradford Broccoli, "the latest in the ongoing vegetable-titled adventures" of the Flat Cap and Muffler Sports and Social Club - Affiliated was a roaring success.
27-28 September, 2003
h2g2 is a truly international Community, as testified by the Dutch Researchers Club who had an autumnal annual meet-up.
19-21 September, 2003
The AT'03 (the third meet-up at Alton Towers) was a great success.
6 September, 2003
The not-quite-end-of-summer Scottish meetup took place in a pub. They initially thought that they will be able to leave the pub for a trip to the beach, but there appears to be no mention of that in the log.
25-27 July, 2003
Paris was the venue for the first meet up in France. Most of the Researchers seem to be travelling into France from other countries, so a few miles didn't put anyone off.
25-27 July, 2003
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Meet meet was a lot of fun. Try not to breathe on us.
27-29 June, 2003
28 June, 2003
The h2g2 Official Summer Party was held on this date. Bright sunshine, fun, games, and a few beers. Love was in the air!
21 June, 2003
14-22 June, 2003
The second annual South West England Meet celebrated the solstice in Cornwall with a week on a campsite.
3 May, 2003
The first meet-up in South-West Wales was arranged for Cardiff. An evening in the pub to polish off a leisurely site-seeing afternoon was ideal for a May Bank Holiday weekend. Where you there?
5 April, 2003
29 March, 2003
Birmingham was the focus of some Researcher attention as a meet-up was held in the function room at the local Hogshead. Someone won the pub quiz, someone lost, but the wings made up for it all.
8 March, 2003
The 25th Anniversary Totally Unofficial Mini-Meet held in London in two different pubs. They raised a glass to absent friends, and a good time was had by all.
8 February, 2003
The Manchester Curry Crawl was attended by those with strong stomachs. Those with sensitive noses didn't hang around for long.
25 January, 2003
For your delight and entertainment we held an official meet-up in London. It was held at the Penderel's Oak on High Holborn. There was a walking tour of the Fleet Street area, with the alternative games in the pub going down quite nicely too. Were you at the most important party of the season?
28 December, 2002
7 December, 2002
23 November, 2002
A good Head of Steam, was built up over the evening. The pub smelt, but as usual, our Researchers cared nothing for anything but the taste of the beer.
The Carlisle Castle Hotel in Newtown (rather unwisely) was the venue for the latest Sydney meet-up. Join in the conversation to discover why it was the smallest so far.
2 November, 2002
If you were any where near Oxford then you could have joined the early Christmas festivities. You should have been at the dampest meet-up so far.
25 October, 2002
If you were at the Point in Milton Keynes, UK at high noon, then you might have encountered a very small group of Researchers.
26 October, 2002
18 September, 2002
Freiburg provided the location for the meet-up in South Germany. Drinks, food, and then drinks again was the order of the evening. You can find out what happened here.
13-15 September, 2002
For a weekend of thrills and spills, the Alton Towers second annual meet-up was the place to be.
31 August, 2002
The Manchester Marrow beamed into the Museum of Science and Technology before finding a quiet pub to hold a pub quiz.
2-4 August, 2002
The Pennsylvania Meet-up turned into an audition for Convoy. The Paper Lady arrived in the flesh, Zak the Duck arrived in style, and a flannel arrived in a bag.
20 July, 2002
The h2g2 Official Summer Party was held in Central London. Researchers and the Editorial team flocked to the party of the season.
12 July, 2002
Some of our Australian Researchers got together in Melbourne. There was talk of go-karting and possibly a pub. There was even talk of a casino.
22 June, 2002
23 June, 2002
The Hampshire Meet-up was small but sweet. The pub quiz team won, a success!
31 May 2002
The Dutch mini-meet at the end of May. It went with a bang!
11 May, 2002
The latest Scottish Meet in Edinburgh. From the journal of an attendee 'Another weekend, another meet - there were homosexual happenings, orgies, many casualties...and a muppet sending someone on the wrong train home.'
The Thursday Meetup was held in Reading. A frantic game of rounders, followed by a medicinal and recuperative visit to the local public house.
3 May, 2002
The latest meet in Manchester, the Mini-Meet mark II was a roaring success. So succesful that they spent the evening planning the next one.
13 April, 2002
The Australian Researchers stopped talking about cricket long enough to organise another meet-up. A good time was had by all. You can find the details, between the cricket commentary, here.
30 March, 2002
The Danish town of Esbjerg was the venue for the first ever Scandanavian meet-up. Most of the Researchers appear to have arrived home unscathed.
March 15-17, 2002
The Mixed Nuts met in Denver, Colorado. If you were in the South Western United States you might have noticed some boisterous Researchers. You can find the details here.
16 February, 2002
The first New York City meet-up was so good, they had another one! Why not find out more?
26 January, 2002
The Official London h2g2 Winter Party - Rupert's Birthday Party! Organised by the Editorial team, it was a big event!
24 November, 2001
Christmas was celebrated a month early among our Scottish Researchers at the Scottish xMas Extravaganza Glasgow.
23 November, 2001
The Manchester Mini Meet-up managed to mass members majestically. Marvellous!
10 November, 2001
The North Eastern US Researchers had a meet-up in Manhattan.
26-28 October, 2001
The Dutch Meet 2001 attracted vistors from all over Europe.
29-30 September, 2001
They came, they saw, they got very wet! Find out about the Alton Towers weekend.
15 September, 2001
'Strewth mate! The Aussie Researchers met down under for a few tinnies. Why not find out what transpired in Sydney and Melbourne...
25 August, 2001
They came, they saw, they radished. Find out all about the Leeds Meet-up.
11 August, 2001
The Swanny River Meet was a heady mix of Laserquest, ice-cream and tomfoolery ...
4 August, 2001
Whippets were optional at the Spring Onion in Manchester.
21 July, 2001
The Next Scottish Meet-up is now a Past Scottish Meet-up, and brilliant it was too.
7 July, 2001
The h2g2 Real-time Summer Party was great fun. It was held in Central London, with the afternoon being spent at the BBC Experience, followed by a quick trip to a convivial pub...
24 February, 2001
Edinburgh was the venue for the Second h2g2 Scottish Gathering.
January 7, 2001
Denver, Colorado, USA
16 December, 2000
9-10 December, 2000
8 December, 2000
25 November, 2000
17 November, 2000
New York City, New York, USA.
30 September, 2000
The Netherlands, in Alphen aan den Rijn, near Amsterdam.
5 August, 2000
Edinburgh was the venue for the Scottish Researchers Meet-up. However, through a long series of events, not all of them actually managed to meet up!
13 May, 2000
To celebrate h2g2's First Birthday, 43 Researchers partied in Hyde Park, with a game of softball, before retiring to the pub through one of the heaviest rain showers of the summer. We dried out, eventually...
11-12 March, 2000
Peta and Mark led a contingent of Brits over to the other side of the pond to party in Miami with some of h2g2's American Researchers. I am sorry, did I say party? Of course I meant research guide entries.
11 December, 1999
The Christmas Event saw Mark take on all comers at ten-pin bowling. Peta organised the drinking until way past our bedtimes.
19 July, 1999
The first community meet up - a frankly dangerous rounders match on Clapham Common - was a roaring success for all involved. Take a look at the pictures and relive old memories if you attended.
Thanks to Peta who originally created this page.