CSES is looking for a new Secretary

CSES is looking for a new Secretary

From Roger Pittock, our current Secretary

After much soul-searching, and having now had the honour and pleasure of serving 10 years in post, I am not seeking re-election as CSES Secretary. I am looking forward to continuing to support your Society from the Council, but not from the post of Secretary.

I am truly grateful to members for their support over the last 10 years, and I have learned a tremendous amount while in office. The position and experience opened many opportunities during my career.

Please consider putting yourself forward for this role. The time commitment is not that high overall, but comes in bursts. A brief overview follows.

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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 Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society's 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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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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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 Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (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

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.

Lord Rayleigh's Laboratory

Photographs courtesy of Roy Hilsley and David Humber.

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Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Extraordinary General Meeting: Wed 16 May, 19:00, Anglia Ruskin University

Members are hereby given notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held on Wednesday 16 May to ratify a new Constitution for the Society.

This implements the appointment of the elected Council as the Society trustees, as approved at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

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Rare opportunity to see Lord Rayleigh's laboratory and prosthetics talk added to programme

Rare opportunity to see Lord Rayleigh's laboratory and prosthetics talk added to programme

Engineering Advanced Prosthetics: Wed 28 Mar, 19:30, Anglia Ruskin University

Tour of Lord Rayleigh's laboratory: Wed 11 Apr, 14:00, Terling Place

We have been able to arrange a very rare opportunity to visit Terling Place and see Lord Rayleigh's original laboratory as he left it!

There will only be space for 23 visitors so please register using the link below. We will operate a waiting list so please do register your interest even if the quota is full. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

See our events page to book.

Due to the limited capacity, this opportunity will only be open to CSES members and their guests, at least initially.

Click here to sign up if you're not yet a member.

We are also pleased to advise that a talk on Engineering Advanced Prosthetics has been added to our programme, courtesy of our partners the IMechE. See the link for full details.

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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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Innovation webinar series (IEEE)

Innovation webinar series (IEEE)

Intellectual assets are our most valuable assets by far but are also the least managed: less than one percent are ever licensed or used commercially. There are many reasons for this poor economic performance, and this course identifies these challenges and solutions for addressing them.

This innovation webinar series, presented by Ideation in collaboration with IEEE UK & Ireland Section, comprises 25 free seminars. It runs fortnightly from Feb 2018 to Jan 2019 and covers best practices in managing intellectual assets. It includes sessions with topics for innovators, practitioners, and advanced IP managers.

Please click here to register for and join the webinars.

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Nanotechnology talk and now taking dinner bookings

Nanotechnology talk and now taking dinner bookings

Nanotechnology: Why is small different, and useful? Thu 15 Mar 2018, Anglia Ruskin University

President's Dinner: Thu 19 Apr 2018, The Warren Golf and Country Club

We are pleased to advise that we are now taking bookings for our annual President's Dinner, to be held as usual in April. We do hope to see as many members as possible at this prestigious and enjoyable event.

See our events page for full details.

We have also added a nanotechnology talk to our 2017/2018 programme: please add this to your diaries! Our thanks to our partners the Institute of Physics (IOP) for this.

See our events page for full details.

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