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.

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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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Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Extraordinary General Meeting: Wed 16 May, 19:00, Anglia Ruskin University

Members are hereby given notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held on Wednesday 16 May to ratify a new Constitution for the Society.

This implements the appointment of the elected Council as the Society trustees, as approved at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

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Innovation webinar series (IEEE)

Innovation webinar series (IEEE)

Intellectual assets are our most valuable assets by far but are also the least managed: less than one percent are ever licensed or used commercially. There are many reasons for this poor economic performance, and this course identifies these challenges and solutions for addressing them.

This innovation webinar series, presented by Ideation in collaboration with IEEE UK & Ireland Section, comprises 25 free seminars. It runs fortnightly from Feb 2018 to Jan 2019 and covers best practices in managing intellectual assets. It includes sessions with topics for innovators, practitioners, and advanced IP managers.

Please click here to register for and join the webinars.

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Rare opportunity to see Lord Rayleigh's laboratory and prosthetics talk added to programme

Rare opportunity to see Lord Rayleigh's laboratory and prosthetics talk added to programme

Engineering Advanced Prosthetics: Wed 28 Mar, 19:30, Anglia Ruskin University

Tour of Lord Rayleigh's laboratory: Wed 11 Apr, 14:00, Terling Place

We have been able to arrange a very rare opportunity to visit Terling Place and see Lord Rayleigh's original laboratory as he left it!

There will only be space for 23 visitors so please register using the link below. We will operate a waiting list so please do register your interest even if the quota is full. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

See our events page to book.

Due to the limited capacity, this opportunity will only be open to CSES members and their guests, at least initially.

Click here to sign up if you're not yet a member.

We are also pleased to advise that a talk on Engineering Advanced Prosthetics has been added to our programme, courtesy of our partners the IMechE. See the link for full details.

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CSES seeks video editor

CSES seeks video editor

As you may be aware, Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) offers videos of its talks and some other events to members via the website.

Unfortunately, we have a huge backlog of videos from past events still to be published as we (the Committee) currently don't have sufficient capacity to work through them!

We are looking for a video editor (or team of editors) who would enjoy:

  • Creating standard title and closing graphics (idents).
  • Editing videos as required and preparing them for upload.
  • Bringing creative ideas to the process such as incorporation of speakers' slides where available.
  • Anything else that you can think of, such as filming events in the future.

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Nanotechnology talk and now taking dinner bookings

Nanotechnology talk and now taking dinner bookings

Nanotechnology: Why is small different, and useful? Thu 15 Mar 2018, Anglia Ruskin University

President's Dinner: Thu 19 Apr 2018, The Warren Golf and Country Club

We are pleased to advise that we are now taking bookings for our annual President's Dinner, to be held as usual in April. We do hope to see as many members as possible at this prestigious and enjoyable event.

See our events page for full details.

We have also added a nanotechnology talk to our 2017/2018 programme: please add this to your diaries! Our thanks to our partners the Institute of Physics (IOP) for this.

See our events page for full details.

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2018 New Year's Curry

2018 New Year's Curry

Thu 22 Feb 2018, 19:00, Balti King, Moulsham Street

Members are invited to join us for our now somewhat traditional New Year's Curry of 2018.

This is slightly later than usual as we have been working throughout January on a social programme for the whole year: please watch this space.

Please come along for an excellent meal with a 50% discount on all food!

Click here for full details and booking information.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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