Our 2016-2017 programme begins...

First events to include a Raspberry Pi workshop, repair café and talk on ESA's Copernicus programme

We will shortly be announcing our programme of lectures and events for the 2016-2017 season, but in the meantime we are pleased to tell you about some events that are part of the 2016 Chelmsford Ideas Festival.

These events, in addition to My Smarter Essex on 6 October, are as follows:

  • Monday 24 October: a talk by Paul Jerram on ESA's Copernicus Programme
  • Sunday 23 October: Marconi Exhibition at Sandford Mill Science Discovery Day
  • Saturday 29 October: repair café
  • Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 November: Raspberry Pi workshop

Please see below for further details and links.

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It's back! Marconi Exhibition at Sandford Mill

10:00-16:00, 6-7 August, 10 September and 23 October, Sandford Mill

In case you missed the original Building the Wireless Age Marconi Exhibition (see link for photos if you did), this historic event is back for a limited time only at Sandford Mill's forthcoming open days.

Click here for event details.

Ted Sinclair has kindly loaned his replica of the Titanic Radio Room. A golden opportunity if you missed a visit to the Marconi Exhibition while it was running at Hall Street.

On the hour Tim Wander will be holding a talk about Marconi and the exhibits at the museum, and a tour of the 2MT hut.

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Save the date for the 2017 Schools' Competition and Big Bang Eastern

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Wed 28 June 2017, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

The 2017 Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition will be held on Wednesday 28 June 2017 in the Marconi Building at Anglia Ruskin University. Please put this date in your diaries!

This year we are working in collaboration with the Big Bang Eastern to hold a joint event. We still have to work out the details so please bear with us. More information will follow in due course.

Watch this space...

Thank you to everyone who made the My Smarter Essex event such a fantastic success. The level of interest, enthusiasm and engagement from all parties (especially the student audience) was overwhelming and we now have a vast wealth of comments, questions and issues to pore over!

As the ongoing My Smarter Essex project now gets underway, we will be updating the website over the coming days, weeks and months, so please watch this space.

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