Heritage Open Days in Chelmsford: 10 - 13 September

This year the Chelmsford Civic Society is co-ordinating the Heritage Open Days on behalf of the City Council. These take place between Thursday the 10th and Sunday the 13th of September. Nationally the Heritage Open Days is managed by the National Trust. Last year the sites that were open attracted over three million people. All events are free.

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Essex businesses challenged to provide 500 experiences to highly-skilled youngsters

A forward-thinking initiative from Essex County Council is helping plug the gap of highly-skilled workers in the science, technology and engineering sectors in Britain today.

Damning findings from a recent Confederation of British Industry report have revealed more than half of employers fear they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers.

In an attempt to address this, four years ago (2011), Essex County Council launched the Education and Industry STEM programme to directly target shortages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Addition to the lecture programme: Our Dynamic Sun

IOP/CSES lecture: Our Dynamic Sun, Wednesday 1 July, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce the addition of another lecture to our 2014/2015 programme, organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

The talk, by Dr Helen Mason from the University of Cambridge, review what we have learnt about the active Sun, in particular what we know (and don't yet know!) about solar active regions and flares, and how this solar activity affects the Earth's environment.

Please see here for the full event details.

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Café Scientifique: The Night Sky

Café Scientifique: The night sky and space imaging, Tuesday 14 October, 19.30, Ideas Hub Chelmsford

Following the success of our first Café Scientifique evening, we are delighted to present our second, which will include a free talk on the night sky and space imaging by our very own Roger Pittock. Please find the details here.

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IOP lecture: Particle Physics

Particle Physics Lecture: Friday 27 June 2014, Anglia Ruskin University

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society is proud to present, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics East Anglia Branch, a lecture presented by Dr Oliver Hall.

The talk will provide an insight into particle physics fundamentals, and current experimental and theoretical research.

To find out more about this event, please see the event details page.

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Heartbleed security update

As you may be aware, a serious vulnerability codenamed "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, the open-source software library used by nearly all internet-enabled devices to implement secure SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) connections.

The vulnerability allows an attacker to, in theory, read supposedly secure information from the server's memory; this includes data such as usernames, passwords and even the encryption keys used to secure communications with the server.

We would like to assure you that the version of OpenSSL currently used on this website is not vulnerable to this, and so you need take no action. Furthermore, any updates applied from now on will not include this bug as it has been fixed.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will report if anything untoward is discovered. In the meantime, please see heartbleed.com for more information, or contact the Webmaster.

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