What is SCEE?

SCEE, originally called the Smart Club East of England, was founded by a group of winners of the "Smart" scheme - the Government's R & D grant programme.  Winners of these awards are seen as some of the most entrepreneurial organisations.

We were formed to provide an opportunity for those companies and individuals to get together and share experiences, and learn from each other. 

SCEE is still in existence but undertakes no activity at present.  This site provides access to records of some of the more important activities of the past, especially the Lucy Houston Lecture in 2010, given by Professor Paul Kennedy, which is still referred to in academic journals.

The Lucy Houston Lecture and Dinner
On 17th March 2010 the SMART winners club for the Eastern Counties held the first of what is expected to be a series of lectures on the theme of Innovation and Industrial Regeneration, at Clare College, Cambridge. 
Lecturer: Professor Paul Kennedy
Dilworth Professor of History and Director of the Institute for International Strategic Studies, Yale University.
Author of " The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers”


Guest of Honour:  Correlli Barnett

Author of the books "The Collapse of British Power", "The Audit of War", and "The Verdict of Peace", famous volumes that chart the decline of Britain from imperial power to post World War II austerity.