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 our 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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Greensward Academy STEM 2018

CSES support continues to have a positive impact

This article, reproduced with kind permission from Greensward Academy's STEM Roundup 2017-18 newsletter, showcases another excellent year of STEM achievement, facilitated by the CSES STEM Club Bursary and Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition.

Vegetable batteries

A team of year 7 students have been working on a project to investigate which vegetables make the best batteries, inspired by the concept of a potato clock. They have looked at how vegetable batteries work, as well as which metals make the best electrodes. They took their project to the 2018 CSES Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition to show their research.

Vegetable Batteries

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Chelmsford primary schoolchildren create LEGO designs for the Year of Engineering

Press release: 25 June 2018

Children from Trinity Road Primary school were invited to attend the 2018 CSES Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition at Anglia Ruskin University to present work they'd prepared as part of a school competition celebrating the Year of Engineering.

Children from Trinity Road Primary School proudly display their entries for the CSES competition at Anglia Ruskin University
Children from Trinity Road Primary School proudly display their entries for the CSES competition at Anglia Ruskin University

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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 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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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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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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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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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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