Marconi Science WorX


Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society is proud to support Marconi Science WorX, an initiative that sees Chelmsford Civic Society working in collaboration with BBC Essex.

The Marconi Science WorX project began with a unique commemorative event entitled Marconi: Building the Wireless Age, which was hosted for three months in the original Marconi Factory in Hall Street prior to its conversion into residential and commercial units.

The ongoing project sees CSES and Chelmsford Civic Society working more closely with Chelmsford Museum to promote and preserve our city's unique industrial heritage.

Essex Record Office Engagement Fellowship

Essex Records Office

A Research Opportunity at the Essex Record Office for Master’s or Ph.D. Students Interested in the History of Science and Technology

Within the varied holdings of the Essex Record Office (ERO) are a number of collections of value for researching the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. These include over 100,000 photographs from the Marconi Company, dating from the 1890s to the 1980s.

In collaboration with the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), the ERO is offering the chance for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to spend four weeks (or equivalent part-time) investigating the potential of collections held at ERO for research in science, technology and engineering subjects, and to raise awareness of and engagement with particular records – primarily the Marconi Photographic Archive. 

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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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Build a radio workshop and new talks added to Marconi programme

Sat 14 May – Sun 15 May, Fri 20 May, Fri 27 May, Marconi Hall Street Works

As the hugely successful Building the Wireless Age exhibition continues, we are pleased to announce that the following events have been added to the programme:

These events all require booking: please follow the links above for more information.

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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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Marconi and the Invisible Universe with Professor Danielle George

Thursday 5 May 2016, 19.00, Marconi Hall Street Works

Professor Danielle George, probably best known for presenting The Royal Institution 2014 Christmas Lectures, will give a talk about the impact of Marconi on the world of Radio Astronomy and the new age of instrumentation: The Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

Places are limited: book now! Please see our events page for information and booking details.

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