Lighting efficiency study

This article is part of a series of follow-up questions on the My Smarter Essex presentations.

Over the years illumination in houses has become more efficient. This has been achieved in three ways:

  1. The light emission medium generates more lumens (light) per watt (unit of power).
  2. The light emission spectrum better matches that of the eye receptors.
  3. The luminaire (the overall fixture) has become more efficient at directing light to its desired place.

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CSES makes award to most promising ARU student 2016

Congratulations to Jason Kent who, as the best-performing student in Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) at Anglia Ruskin University, claimed this year's CSES Award. Jason's commendable engagement in his study has been admired both by the ARU teaching staff and his peers. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you, Jason!

CSES sponsors an award made to the most promising student in BSc/BEng (Hons) Engineering each year. The 2015/16 award was presented to Jason by Vic Leverett, CSES Vice President at a ceremony held at Anglia Ruskin University on 12 October 2016.

Pictured: Jason Kent (centre) receiving his award from CSES Vice President Vic Leverett (left) and Professor Keith Jones, Head of ARU's Department of Engineering and the Built Environment (right).

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Our 2016-2017 programme begins...

First events to include a Raspberry Pi workshop, repair café and talk on ESA's Copernicus programme

We will shortly be announcing our programme of lectures and events for the 2016-2017 season, but in the meantime we are pleased to tell you about some events that are part of the 2016 Chelmsford Ideas Festival.

These events, in addition to My Smarter Essex on 6 October, are as follows:

  • Monday 24 October: a talk by Paul Jerram on ESA's Copernicus Programme
  • Sunday 23 October: Marconi Exhibition at Sandford Mill Science Discovery Day
  • Saturday 29 October: repair café
  • Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 November: Raspberry Pi workshop

Please see below for further details and links.

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It's back! Marconi Exhibition at Sandford Mill

10:00-16:00, 6-7 August, 10 September and 23 October, Sandford Mill

In case you missed the original Building the Wireless Age Marconi Exhibition (see link for photos if you did), this historic event is back for a limited time only at Sandford Mill's forthcoming open days.

Click here for event details.

Ted Sinclair has kindly loaned his replica of the Titanic Radio Room. A golden opportunity if you missed a visit to the Marconi Exhibition while it was running at Hall Street.

On the hour Tim Wander will be holding a talk about Marconi and the exhibits at the museum, and a tour of the 2MT hut.

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Marconi and the Invisible Universe with Professor Danielle George

Thursday 5 May 2016, 19.00, Marconi Hall Street Works

Professor Danielle George, probably best known for presenting The Royal Institution 2014 Christmas Lectures, will give a talk about the impact of Marconi on the world of Radio Astronomy and the new age of instrumentation: The Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

Places are limited: book now! Please see our events page for information and booking details.

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My Smarter Essex

My Smarter Essex

My Smarter Essex: Thursday 6 October, 16:00-19:30, Anglia Ruskin University

Could your students design and build a city for the future using just their imagination and a mobile phone?

CSES, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and Essex County Council, is pleased to announce an exciting and interactive event – My Smarter Essex – where students and teachers will be able to understand, explore and simulate how their requirements and preferences can influence the design of a Future Essex.

Please click here for details of the event and how to book.

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Build a radio workshop and new talks added to Marconi programme

Sat 14 May – Sun 15 May, Fri 20 May, Fri 27 May, Marconi Hall Street Works

As the hugely successful Building the Wireless Age exhibition continues, we are pleased to announce that the following events have been added to the programme:

These events all require booking: please follow the links above for more information.

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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.

Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society 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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