Now taking bookings for the Annual Dinner 2019

CSES President's Dinner, Thursday 25 April 2019, 18:45 for 19:45, The Warren Golf & Country Club

We are pleased to welcome members and their guests to our 2019 President's Dinner. Book now for what promises to be an excellent evening!

As usual, we have a great menu and after-dinner speaker, Stuart McIntyre, who will talk about his work developing a hypersonic craft to take payloads from conventional runways to the edge of the atmosphere (low earth orbit).

Please see the event page for full details and to download the booking form.

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Chelmsford Science Festival 2019

Chelmsford Science Festival 2019

A world of science is coming to Chelmsford in March

A series of talks, events and activities to celebrate the scientific world is coming to Chelmsford in March as Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) hosts the Chelmsford Science Festival.

The festival will take place from 11-15 March, with a range of free events exploring topics including medicine, engineering, psychology and sport as well as the city's own industrial heritage.

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) will be hosting a talk as part of the festival: Controlling Light: Biology, Electronics and Psychology on Wed 13 March.

CSES members are also invited to a talk by ARU's Dr Catherine Pearson on Marconi's and Hoffmann's past – the legacy of the Frederick Roberts archive of industrial history on Mon 11 March.

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Introducing a STEM Club with a difference...

Introducing a STEM Club with a difference...

Unfortunately we have had to postpone this initiative due to insufficient uptake. Please continue to register your interest via the application form and we will be in touch with revised dates.

As part of the build up to our centenary in 2020, Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES), in partnership with Essex County Council (ECC) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), is launching an exciting new venture to support and encourage young people to consider the importance of science and technology in everyday life.

Starting in February 2019, we will run a six-week series of masterclasses showing how STEM impacts every part of our daily life.

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CSES is looking for a new Secretary

CSES is looking for a new Secretary

From Roger Pittock, our current Secretary

After much soul-searching, and having now had the honour and pleasure of serving 10 years in post, I am not seeking re-election as CSES Secretary. I am looking forward to continuing to support your Society from the Council, but not from the post of Secretary.

I am truly grateful to members for their support over the last 10 years, and I have learned a tremendous amount while in office. The position and experience opened many opportunities during my career.

Please consider putting yourself forward for this role. The time commitment is not that high overall, but comes in bursts. A brief overview follows.

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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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Photos from Lord Rayleigh's Laboratory

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.

Here are some photographs courtesy of Roy Hilsley and David Humber.

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The 2018-2019 season begins...

The 2018-2019 season begins...

First events announced, more to follow shortly

What could possibly be better than the long, scorching summer we've just had? Apart from some rain* for your garden, the answer is of course Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society's 2018/2019 programme!

We are pleased to confirm that the first few events of the season include:

Please see our events page for full details, further events and booking details where appropriate. There are also links to add items to your calendar.

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The Internet: is it Good For Us?

My Smarter Essex, Thu 1 Nov 2018 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 at 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 how data, connectivity and artificial intelligence will influence our health, looking particularly at physical health, mental health and 'cyber health'. 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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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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