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Festival of Wellbeing



The University of Cambridge’s Festival of Wellbeing is an annual programme of talks and activities with the aim of promoting good mental and physical health for all.  

This year the University has organised a one-week programme of virtual events and activities for you to participate in. Talks and workshops require you to book in advance, but all other content is pre-recorded and can be accessed from the start of the Festival, June 22nd. 

We understand that it will not be possible for everyone to attend all the ‘live’ talks and events so, where possible, sessions will be recorded and links will be posted on these webpages to be viewed at your convenience. 

Also, we have been compiling a list of many other wellbeing activities and offerings being organised across the wider University.

Keep an eye out for anything going on in your departments during the Festival week, and contact your HR Team or a Departmental Wellbeing Advocate if you need any help accessing support services.  


“During these difficult times, more than ever, it is vital to take care of our mental and physical health. The University strives to support staff and students with this through a variety of ways; I hope that the talks and activities in the Festival of Wellbeing programme will encourage as many of us as possible to spend some time concentrating on, and prioritising, our own wellbeing.”

Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Institutional and International Relations  

“We are all facing a wide and varying range of challenges during the lockdown, so it is really important to take a bit of time, put ourselves first and focus on what we need to do to stay healthy in our minds and bodies. I encourage all to take a look at the programme and hope that you find something that helps to relieve some of the challenges you may be experiencing at the moment.”

Dr Hisham Ziauddeen, University Wellbeing and Disability Champion