Each week we host two coffee mornings via Zoom on Mondays and Fridays at 10.30am and we ask people within our community to come and speak to guests about a topic which is very specific to them related to their work or perhaps their memories of their time at ESMS. 

On Monday 15 June we will welcome Seb Royle, 1987 leaver, to our virtual coffee morning. Seb is the Founder and CEO of PLATF9RM, a community-oriented hosted workplace in Brighton and Hove where locally-based creatives can book space, come along and work and collaborate with each other. Over the years, Seb has expanded PLATF9RM from 6,000sqft to 30,000sqft over a period of 3 years. There are two locations, one in Brighton and Hove and they have a membership of over 850.  

PLATF9RM brings people and businesses, cultural organisations, local authorities, charities and enterprise partnerships to create a vibrant community within the city. 

“When I launched PLATF9RM, it was important to me that we embedded ourselves into the existing community, rather than just creating our own. Before designing anything we met with all sorts of people above and beyond the usual business networks and everything we’ve built reflects this understanding of the city in which we’re based. Our programme welcomes the community into our space, co-creating events with other groups and encouraging our members to discover the amazing people, resources and inspiration across our city. Everything we do is about realising this vision.” Seb Royle, PLATF9RM Founder.

To join us on Monday, please click the following link at 10.30am https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84636295464?pwd=WmFreFc3T1A0WnZ5TnVoME9uNVB2UT09.

On Friday 19 June we look forward to welcoming Jenni Doonan to our virtual coffee morning. Jenni left MES in 1996 and, after studying for a few years, worked in Germany and in the UK on space project, including launching a satellite into space!  Jenni took her passion for engineering back to Scotland with her and established Young Engineers, a play based workshop provider to encourage involvement in STEM subjects through tools such as lego.

Jenni will be talking a bit about her current work at Moray House where she now works on a project called Data Education for Schools, it connects a bit back to the space business but also to lots of opportunities for today’s young people in new industries around Edinburgh and central Scotland so may be of interest to current parents and pupils as well.

To join us on Friday, please click the following link at 10.30am https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091357513?pwd=bnJiSDF5WUxVcE1qVkFWQXlHZHdkUT09.

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