Marconi Day and Titanic Exhibition

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

We are 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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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 CSES 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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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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CSES Annual Dinner 2017: Tickets now on sale

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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Local schools participate in Faraday Challenge

IET Faraday Challenge hosted by CSES and Anglia Ruskin University, Wed 18 Jan 2017

On Wednesday 18 January 2017, teams of six Year 8 students from Greensward Academy, Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, Colchester Royal Grammar School and King Edward VI Grammar School took part in the Faraday Challenge run by IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) and CSES at Anglia Ruskin University.

They were set the task of working together to design and build a product to solve problems. As the Challenge is a national competition, the exact nature of the task is a secret but involved coding a computer to respond to feedback from various sensors, and then presenting the final product, at the end of the day, to two judges from the IET.

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Press release: Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

IET Faraday Challenge hosted by CSES and Anglia Ruskin University, Wed 18 Jan 2017

Begins: Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

Students from King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS), Westcliff high School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, The King Edmund School Rochford, Colchester Royal Grammar School and Greensward Academy are taking part in an IET Faraday Challenge Day (FCD) sponsored by Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society and Anglia Ruskin University. The students will become real-life engineers for a day when they research, design and build solutions to real engineering problems as part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Faraday Challenge Day on Wednesday 18 January.

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Ageing Well: A Smarter Essex

Forum discusses an innovative future for Essex

CSES facilitates event on challenges and opportunities of ageing population

The first in a series of discussions on how to address some of the challenges facing an ageing population within Essex, supported by CSES, has taken place.

Led by the Essex Partnership Board in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin and CSES, the event on 6 December 2016 welcomed public service commissioners, academics, businesspeople, experts and partners to discuss innovative new ideas around Essex's ageing population.

Watch the video of the event here (requires Flash player).

Ageing Well - A Smarter Essex

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