CSES Announces Centenary Celebration Event

CSES centenary event 1920-2020

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) asks What will the next 100 years bring? For CSES, for Chelmsford and Essex, for the world in general?

As the Essex 2020 Autumn programme gets underway, the focus is on sustainability. And CSES is very much looking to its future because on 13 October 2020, it turns 100 years old!

Please join us for a virtual Conversazione evening to celebrate this significant milestone. We will look back over the story from 1920 to now, explore a selection of exciting work that is taking place NOW to secure a more sustainable future for Essex, and discuss this increasingly important issue in our everyday lives.

In collaboration with Chelmsford City Council, Anglia Ruskin University, Essex Steamettes, LoveYourChelmsford, Essex Book Festival and others, a panel of diverse and expert speakers, including scientists, engineers and artists, will be tackling some of the really big sustainability topics relevant to science and technology, including urban design and planning, plastic pollution and food security. Yes, there will even be talk about viruses.

There will be plenty of opportunity to get involved with the conversation through Q&A and a panel session with the speakers.

In many ways, this is back to the future. Conversazione is a 100-year old CSES tradition (although hasn’t been called that for a long time!), and our future plans include many more events like this as part of our My Smarter Essex series. This is just the beginning…

This event takes place on October 13th online via Zoom.

Visit our events calendar for more info on the special guest speakers and topics and to find out how to book your free tickets.


CSES competition news…

The CSES STEM @ Home bridge building competition is open for entries until September 25th. Read more about the competition here and download resources to help you in your bridge building endeavour.

There is still time to get snapping and enter the CSES Centenary Photographic Competition. This competition is open to school-aged children across Essex and there are prizes to be won. The deadline is October 31st. Read more about the competition here.


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