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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 9.30am

University Sports
Centre

Health Check Ups

Four health checks (Peak Flow, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Hamstring/Back Flexibility) will be completed in your 20 minute session, which will give you an indication of your current health levels. Great as a starting point before you begin exercising or to gauge your improvement over time if you curently exercise.

This event is fully booked

7.30 - 8.15am

University Sports
Centre

CoreXperience

A low impact, stress- relieving workout; combining bodyweight exercises, pelvic floor strengthening, core muscle toning and balance workouts. The endurance techniques will build natural strength and increase stamina. The class will help you to reconnect with and appreciate your body.

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

10.00 - 10.30am

CAB Lecture Theatre
Biomedical Campus

Relaxation Workshop #1

Join a counsellor from the University Staff Counselling Service to unwind during your busy day – it may well make the rest of your day more relaxed and productive.

To book your place, please visit: https://relax1.eventbrite.co.uk

11.30 - 2.30pm

1.00 - 1.30pm

University Library

Once Upon a Time - Storytime at the UL

It’s time to curl up and relax. Pick up a colouring book and scrawl outside the lines. The storyteller calls for quiet and picks up her pile of picturebooks.

It’s time for a story.

As adults, we often forget about the simple pleasures of being read to and the joy of a good picture book. Join us at the University Library for an activity that we usually reserve for children, but which we believe aids happiness and wellbeing in all ages.

There will be also be a display of picture and children books from the Library’s collection which you are welcome to view and handle.

This is a drop-in event - no need to book.
Display Drop-In: 11:30 - 14:30
Storytelling: 13.00 - 13:30
Enquiries: events@lib.cam.ac.uk

12.00 - 12.45

Hicks Room
University Centre

Taking Forward the Wellbeing Strategy - Launching New WellCAM Initiatives

Professor Ferran, as Sponsor, will launch the new Health and Wellbeing initiatives recently approved by the University’s HR Committee and the logo, WellCAM, further to recommendations made by a Strategic Working Group who reviewed our current approach with the aim of developing initiatives to provide a more comprehensive health and wellbeing provision.

The focus will initially be on mental health awareness and managing work demands, with lunchtime sessions on these topics provided over 2017/18. In addition, a website will be developed to provide information and where staff can make bookings.

These initiatives will build on existing good practice, while allowing local flexibility to accommodate these activities within their existing wellbeing provision.

To book your place, please visit: https://wellcam.eventbrite.co.uk

12.30 - 1.15pm

University Sports Centre

Squash / Racketball

Squash is a club sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. The game was formerly called squash clubs, a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game

Racketball is the UK’s fastest growing sport! It is played on any regular squash court and is similar to squash. In Racketball a larger ball, which does not need warming up like in squash, and a shorter racket are used, as shown below. The fact that the ball is bigger, more bouncy and does not need warming up means that the rallies last longer, as the ball moves slower giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye coordination making the ball easier to strike. Overall this makes the game much easier to pick up than many other sports like squash or tennis. Racketball is said to be, "Easy to learn yet difficult to master" which is one of the key factors in the sports recent growth.

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Addenbrooke's

Sleep, Nutrition and Wellbeing

Tony Derbyshire is a Performance Coach and former Royal Marine Commando who has been helping athletes, teams and organisations improve their performance, resilience and wellbeing for the last seventeen years.

For more information and to book your place: please visit: https://sleep-nutrition-and-wellbeing.eventbrite.co.uk

1.00 - 2.00pm

Hicks Room
University Centre

Work: Friend, Foe, Benefit?

Professor Dame Carol Black will review what makes work rewarding and life enhancing as opposed to destructive and stressful.

To book your place, please visit: https://workffb.eventbrite.co.uk

1.05 - 1.50pm

University Sports Centre

Bodypump

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques, helping you achieve much more than on your own!

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

1.05 - 1.50pm

University Sports Centre

Pilates

Pilates is suitable for all fitness levels. It’s aimed at improving and strengthening posture and developing flexibility to aid relaxation.

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

3.00 - 4.00pm

East Room
Madingley Hall

Time to Write with Midge Gillies #1

Do you have a secret desire to express yourself in words – beyond a tweet, a text message or an email? Or have you ever found yourself lost in a memoir, a novel or a short story?

This informal workshop will explore the joys of writing and reading. We will look at ways to kick-start your own creative writing and how to make good writing part of your daily routine.

To book your place, please visit: https://timetowrite1.eventbrite.co.uk

4.00 - 5.00pm

Lecture Room 4
8 Mill Lane

SAP Forum - Arts & Humanities

An overview of the University's Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) procedure and the SAP CV Scheme.

This session will focus on the Arts & Humanities but all are welcome.

To book your place, please visit: https://sapforumcv.eventbrite.co.uk

5.00 - 7.30pm

McGrath Centre
St Catharine's College

The Pivot Point

A 'battle'. A 'struggle'. 'Cut-throat'. Something you have to 'fight' for.

This event invites men, women and people of all genders, from graduate student to established academic, to talk about building an academic culture that welcomes all.

Speakers include Dr Corina Logan, Dr Charlie Bell and Professor Jane Clarke.

This event is hosted by the Graduate Union.

To book your place, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/publish?crumb=23e4b78f434db3&eid=34355127110

5.30 - 6.25pm

University Sports Centre

Studio Cycling 

Indoor cycling class based on Spinning principles providing an intense cardiovascular workout in a motivating group environment. Be prepared for tough hill sprints and speed intervals that will really push your physical and mental thresholds.

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports Centre

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and fitness equipment will be used! Great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports Centre

Rugby / Eton Fives

Rugby Fives is a handball game, similar to squash, played in an enclosed court.  The game is played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles), the aim being to hit the ball above a 'bar' across the front wall in such a way that the opposition cannot return it before a second bounce. The ball is slightly larger than a golf ball, leather-coated and hard. Players wear leather-padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball.

Eton Fives, is a handball game, similar to Rugby Fives, played as doubles in a three-sided court. Eton Fives was developed in the late 19th century at Eton College. The shape of the court used now is taken from the chapel at Eton College, where A. C. Ainger and some of his friends developed a simple set of rules in 1877. The rules have been modified since that time to those seen now, but the essential components are still the same.  The object is to force the other team to fail to hit the ball 'up' off the front wall, using any variety of wall or ledge combinations as long as the ball is played 'up' before it bounces twice. Players wear leather padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball.

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports Centre

Yoga

A yoga class which, via a series of postures, internal dynamics and breathing techniques, encourages a deeper understanding and control of the physical body.

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports Centre

Zumba©

Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! Easy, effective, exhilarating.

* Bookable from 8am, 20 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk