Café Scientifique: July 2018

Café Scientifique: July 2018

Personalised medicine: the hope and the hype, Wed 4 July 19:00, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce the latest in our series of Café Scientifique events, to be held on Wednesday 4 July at 19:00 in the newly refurbished students' union bar (Café 92), Anglia Ruskin University.

In this session, Dr Gemma Chandratillake (Education and Training Lead, East of England Genomic Medicine Centre) will be talking about how genomic technologies will increasingly be used to guide healthcare, and also debunking some of the hype around direct-to-consumer DNA tests.

See our events page for full details and to book your FREE place.

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Social meals and drinks 2018

Social meals and drinks 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have set the dates for our social meals and drinks for the remainder of 2018.

Our members, and their guests, are very welcome to join us at the following events:

These are excellent opportunities for all members to meet, network and share an enjoyable evening. We particularly encourage new members to come along and meet their counterparts.

We are also organising at least one Café Scientifique event for later in the year: please watch this space!

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Save the date: My Smarter Essex Nov 2018

My Smarter Essex, Thu 1 Nov 2018 (TBC) 16:00-19:30, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for our next My Smarter Essex event, which will be held on 1 November 2018 (TBC) 4:00-7:30pm, hosted by Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) and Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford Campus).

The latest in this series of successful events will ask "The Internet: is it Good For Us?" by examining the topics of connected healthcare, transport and energy. An exciting new, more interactive format is planned for this session.

See the event page for more details.

We have limited spaces for attendees and places must be booked in advance, please contact us to book. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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CSES secures IET Faraday Challenge 2019

CSES secures IET Faraday Challenge 2019

IET Faraday Challenge, 30 January 2019, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a Faraday Challenge Day from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on Wednesday 30 January 2019. The event will be held at Anglia Ruskin University.

We now need six schools to take part, each of which will submit a team of six year 8 students, and are offering schools the chance to register.

If you are interested, please contact Roy Hilsley as soon as possible. Spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis, and schools must be able to guarantee their attendance.

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Photos from Lord Rayleigh's Laboratory

On 11 April 2018, a small group of CSES members were privileged to receive a guided tour of Lord Rayleigh's laboratory at Terling Place, which remains today largely as it was left in the 1940s.

Our thanks to Professor Edward Davies, University of Cambridge, for offering us this wonderful and rare opportunity.

For those who missed it, we will try to organise another tour in the future, with priority spaces offered to those on the waiting list from April.

Lord Rayleigh's Laboratory

Photographs courtesy of Roy Hilsley and David Humber.

Schools' Competition 2018: save the date...

The Schools' Competition 2018 is now open

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Mon 25 June 2018, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition is open for entries.

A reminder of the dates (both events at Anglia Ruskin University):

  • The competition will take place on Monday 25 June 2018
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 11 July 2018

Please click here for full details and to enter the competition.

The deadline for entries will be Monday 18 June 2016, although please don’t wait for your project to be finished before entering. Spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please ask: you can contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are happy to come into school and discuss or present if this would help.

We look forward to seeing you in June.

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