Welcome to the 2017-2018 season

Welcome to the 2017-2018 season

Lecture programme and first events announced

Summer may be over, but don't worry, because that means we're back with another exciting season of events for our members and the public!

Details of what we've got planned can be found on our events page. Take a look and add these to your diary. This is just the start: more events will be added as time goes on. If you are a member, make sure your communication preferences are up-to-date in your profile to receive notification of upcoming events by email.

Earlier in the year we (re-)launched a programme of regular social events for members. We are seeking a Social Secretary to carry on with this: please get in touch if you'd be interested!

We look forward to seeing you throughout the next year.

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CSES seeks Social Secretary

CSES seeks Social Secretary

Could you help us improve our offering to members? Do you want to be more involved in the society? Would you enjoy socialising with fellow members, possibly over a drink or two?

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) is expanding the benefits available to members, and a key part of this is exclusive social events. To support this, we are looking for a Social Secretary.

Please can you help the society by volunteering your time?

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Upcoming social: Sandford Mill museum and waterworks tour

CSES members' social: Tue 4 July 2017, 17:00, Sandford Mill

It's the long-awaited return of the CSES social trips and tours!

We are offering an exclusive opportunity to look around the abandoned water filtering plant at Sandford Mill, along with a private tour of the Marconi and industrial museum, with Tim Wander.

This is only the second time the filter house has been open to the public since the original opening in October 2016. Don't miss out!

See our events page for more details and to book.

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Marconi Day and Titanic Exhibition

Marconi's Birthday Bash: Sunday 23 April 2017, Sandford Mill; Titanic exhibition: 8 April – 25 June 2017, Bond Street

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society is proud to support two upcoming events celebrating our city's industrial heritage.

Chelmsford Museum will be celebrating Guglielmo Marconi's birthday on 23 April with a special Marconi-themed Birthday Bash at Sandford Mill, from 10am to 4pm.

Chelmsford Civic Society are hosting the Titanic: Honour and Glory touring exhibition in Bond Street from 8 April until 25 June, to celebrate the importance of Marconi's work in Chelmsford and the critical role it played in saving the lives of passengers on the Titanic.

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Important service announcement

Membership fee increase and web server upgrades

We will increase our standard membership fee from £8 to £12 (annually) by October 2017. This follows a motion approved at the society's Annual General Meeting, held at Anglia Ruskin University on 23 November 2016, to raise the membership fee.

Existing members will be charged the increased rate at their next renewal, which will be no earlier than October 2017. This change does not affect free membership categories.

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It's back! Café Scientifique

The art and science of working with glass: Tue 21 Feb 2017, Anglia Ruskin Students' Union Bar

We are very pleased to announce the return of our Café Scientifique series of informal speaker-led discussions.

For the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Following the success of our well-attended New Year's Curry, our social calendar is continuing to grow for 2017 and February's event will be a Café Scientifique session on glass working. The union bar will be open throughout the event, serving drinks and snacks.

Visit the event page for details and to book for FREE online.

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Channel 4 seeks engineers to star in new show "Escape"

Maverick TV are currently casting for a new engineering show for Channel 4, and have approached Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society to seek participants.

They are looking for exceptional individuals who have a passion for engineering and are willing to take on the ultimate challenge. They will drop the contestants into remote locations around the world and ask them to create an escape vehicle out of the debris of a fictional crash site. The series is not just about survival – it is about escaping.

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CSES Annual Dinner 2017: Tickets now on sale

CSES President's Dinner, Thursday 20 April 2017, 7.00 for 7.30 pm, The Warren Golf & Country Club

We are pleased to welcome members and their guests to our 2017 President's Dinner. Book now for what promises to be an excellent evening!

We have a great menu and after-dinner speaker, Linda O'Halloran, who will talk about her fascinating experience conducting disaster recovery in Haiti following the earthquake.

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

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