Female Students Enrolled in Science Programmes in Steady Increase

Female Students Enrolled in Science Programmes in Steady Increase

In Analysis HESA's Annual Report, Study in UK Highlights the Increased Number of Female Students Enrolling in Postgraduate Study.

With the release of HESA's (Higher Education Statistics Agency) annual report, Study in UK has looked at the figures and drawn a number of conclusions in terms of student numbers in a range of disciplines. More details can be found at the link below:

Study in UK: Female Students Enrolled in Science Programs in Steady Increase 

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Essex Record Office Engagement Fellowship

Essex Records Office

A Research Opportunity at the Essex Record Office for Master’s or Ph.D. Students Interested in the History of Science and Technology

Within the varied holdings of the Essex Record Office (ERO) are a number of collections of value for researching the history of science, technology, engineering and medicine. These include over 100,000 photographs from the Marconi Company, dating from the 1890s to the 1980s.

In collaboration with the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), the ERO is offering the chance for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to spend four weeks (or equivalent part-time) investigating the potential of collections held at ERO for research in science, technology and engineering subjects, and to raise awareness of and engagement with particular records – primarily the Marconi Photographic Archive. 

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Now taking bookings for the Annual Dinner 2019

Now taking bookings for the Annual Dinner 2019

CSES President's Dinner, Thursday 25 April 2019, 18:45 for 19:45, The Warren Golf & Country Club

We are pleased to welcome members and their guests to our 2019 President's Dinner. Book now for what promises to be an excellent evening!

As usual, we have a great menu and after-dinner speaker, Stuart McIntyre, who will talk about his work developing a hypersonic craft to take payloads from conventional runways to the edge of the atmosphere (low earth orbit).

Please see the event page for full details and to download the booking form.

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Chelmsford Science Festival 2019

A world of science is coming to Chelmsford in March

A series of talks, events and activities to celebrate the scientific world is coming to Chelmsford in March as Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) hosts the Chelmsford Science Festival.

The festival will take place from 11-15 March, with a range of free events exploring topics including medicine, engineering, psychology and sport as well as the city's own industrial heritage.

CSES will be hosting a talk as part of the festival: Controlling Light: Biology, Electronics and Psychology on Wed 13 March.

CSES members are also invited to a talk by ARU's Dr Catherine Pearson on Marconi's and Hoffmann's past – the legacy of the Frederick Roberts archive of industrial history on Mon 11 March.

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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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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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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 our 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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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.

Photos from the tour
Here are some 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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