Building the Wireless Age: A Unique Marconi Exhibition

Hall Street, Open 11 March to 29 May 2016, every Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm, FREE ENTRY

To celebrate the history and legacy of Marconi and the Marconi Company in Chelmsford, a free commemorative event entitled Marconi: Building the Wireless Age will be hosted over a period of three months in the original Grade II listed Marconi Factory in Hall Street prior to its conversion into residential and commercial units.

CSES will be running hands-on Science and Engineering activities and a series of talks have been organised (pre-booking is required).

Archival material from a variety of sources will be showcased, in many cases for the first time. Contributors include The International Marconi Museum in Bologna, The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, the Essex Records Office, Chelmsford Museums and several private collections. Local families with their own small collections of Marconi-related memorabilia have also contributed.

Full details can be found on our events page.

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CSES Annual Dinner 2016

CSES Presidential Dinner, Thursday 28 April 2016, 7.00 for 7.30 pm, The Warren Golf & Country Club

We are pleased to welcome members and their guests to our 2016 President's Dinner, and are now accepting bookings.

With a great menu and our speaker Professor David Humber (Provost of Anglia Ruskin University's Chelmsford Campus) due to deliver a talk intriguingly entitled Infectious diseases I'd rather not catch again!, this promises to be an excellent evening.

Please see the event page for more details.

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Lecture videos available to members

Videos of two of our most high-profile lectures are now available exclusively to CSES members in our secure members' area.

We have uploaded the recordings of the following events:

If you are not yet a member, or are a member but do not yet have a web account, visit our membership section to find out how to join or register.

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Schools' Competition 2016: enter now

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition, Friday 1 July, Anglia Ruskin University

We are very pleased to announce that our 2016 Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition is open for entries.

  • The competition will take place on Friday 1 July 2016
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Please note that the awards evening has moved from a Thursday to a Wednesday, as we hope that more people will be free on this evening.

See our school events listings to add these to your calendar.

Find out how to enter the competition here.

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STEM Club Bursary relaunch

We are excited to announce the relaunch of our STEM Club Bursary.

We have introduced a simpler online application form to make it easier than ever to apply.

We are actively seeking applications for this year, particularly from schools with whom we’ve had little involvement in the past.

Read our STEM Club Bursary "success stories" to see how we could help you.

Set up in 2015 in collaboration with Essex Community Foundation, the STEM Club Bursary is a funding package made available by CSES to local schools to support the start-up and growth of STEM clubs and extracurricular STEM activities.

Find out more and apply online.

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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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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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