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3 randomly selected previous events
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Main Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Wednesday, 22nd January 2003
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
About LongLunch


A brief history of LongLunch

LongLunch is a not-for-profit company that organises informal lectures/talks/events from respected individuals and companies in the design industry. Our aim is to bring together designers from all walks of life, from students to Creative Directors, in evenings of design inspiration and discussion.

LongLunch has been running talks since January 2003, and in that time we’ve arranged over 50 talks to an estimated audience of 5,000 designers in the UK. See below for a complete list of our previous speakers and the locations and dates of those talks. Our events are normally located in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

See all our previous talks here ››

LongLunch was founded by in late 2002:
Brian Copeland
Andrew Massey
Rufus Spiller
Aaron Harper
Mark Macintosh and
Ross Laurie


They were joined around talk 13/14 by Andrew Neely in 2005. Ross Laurie, Aaron Harper and Mark Macintosh stood down from LongLunch due to work commitments around the same time as Andrew N joined the team.

In 2008 Brian and Andrew M moved to London through work commitments and started up the London talks.


In 2010 Andrew M moved to Hong Kong, again for work, and in 2011 Brian moved to Bath.

Rufus and Andrew N continued to run the Scottish talks whilst Brian ran London until early 2013 when work took Rufus to Melbourne and Brian’s work commitments meant both chose to step back from the day-to-day involvement in LongLunch. Leaving Andrew N on his ownsome-lonesome.

We welcomed into the fold four new designers to take LongLunch forward, and ensure it lives on. Richy Lamb and Ryan Thompson came onboard to help run Scottish talks, whilst FormFiftyFive bloggers Emma Jones and Sean Rees stepped up to take the reigns in London.