The next Marconi Veterans Association Reunion is to be held on Saturday 25th April 2020.
It is to be held at Hamptons (Marconi Social Club), Tydemans, off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH
Bar facilities will be provided as for previous reunions.
The invitations along with a printed copy of the Newsletter are now being posted to members, and are also available here:-
- Invitation Letter with details of the Reunion
- Reunion application order form, and questionnaire for Marconi Veterans
- Reunion application order form, and questionnaire for Friends of the Marconi Veterans
- Newsletter 2020 - web version
- Newsletter 2020 - pdf version
The Menu for 2020 is as follows (if you have special dietary requirements please indicate this on your application)
- Cauliflower cheese & sorrel croquettes with red onion marmalade
- Lemon & thyme marinated chicken breast with a chestnut mushroom & white wine sauce
- Bramley apple & blackberry crumble with Madagascan vanilla custard
- Tea or Coffee
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- However you will still be able to access this web page.
We have been notified about four talks on Marconi in 2020.
The talks are all free but you must register to attend (click on the links below):-
Marconi and the invisible Universe
by Professor Danielle George MBE
Talk about Marconi's impact on the world of radio astronomy and the new age of instrumentation, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
When: Tuesday 31st March, 19.30 - 21:00
Location: ARU (Anglia Ruskin University- SAL001) , Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
Two wireless ages: from Marconi’s wireless telegraphy to the Internet of Things
by Dr Elizabeth Bruton
Talk will explore the two wireless ages: from Marconi wireless telegraphy to the internet of things. What can we learn from the Marconi’s first age of wireless, over 100 years ago?
When: Friday 22nd May, 19.30 - 21:00
Location: ARU (Anglia Ruskin University - Que 101) , Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
Dame Nellie sings! A night that changed the world
by Tim Wander
Discover the story of the first radio broadcast experiments from the Marconi Chelmsford New Street works, and Nellie Melba's famous concert on 15 June 1920.
When: Wednesday 10th June, 19:30 - 21:00
Location: ARU (Anglia Ruskin University - Mab 221) , Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
A World without Marconi
by Alan Hartley-Smith (Chelmsford Civic Society)
Most people regard Marconi's contribution to the World is wireless and radio but from this sprang the whole world of electronics which now dominate the modern world, in particular the impact of computers and their many influences. The talk covers our contribution to the development and use of the technologies that enable the many ways in which they affect our world.
When: Tuesday 16th June, 14:00 - 15:30
Location: Baptist Church, Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1LN
The CSES organise regular lectures on various Engineering subjects during the winter months, typically starting at 6.30pm or 7pm.
They are mostly held in the Chelmsford Anglia Ruskin University (end of New Street), and occasionally Basildon or the Ford Research centre at Dunton.
The lectures are free, but you can join the CSES for £12 per year.