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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

9.30 - 10.25am

University 
Sports Centre 

Legs, Bums and Tums

Shape up and burn fat as you lunge, step and jump your way to fitness in the ever-popular fun class.

The high repetition based routines will put your legs, bottom and stomach through their paces and help improve co-ordination, flexibility and stamina along the way.

12.00 - 12.45pm

Staff Counselling Service
1st Floor  
17 Mill Lane 

Relaxation

Relax and unwind in the middle of your busy day – it may well make your afternoon more productive. You will leave this session with some tips for relaxing in the workplace on a daily basis.

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Clifford Allbutt Lecture
Theatre

Clinical Schools 

 

Can Mindfulness Help to Deal with Stress?
Results from the Cambridge Mindful Student Study  

Mindfulness training can help support students at risk of mental health problems, concludes a randomised controlled trial carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. Both Dr Julieta Galante and Professor Peter Jones will be sharing their recently published findings at the Festival of Wellbeing.

"This is, to the best of our knowledge, the most robust study to date to assess mindfulness training for students, and backs up previous studies that suggest it can improve mental health and wellbeing during stressful periods" Dr Julieta Galante

Professor Peter Jones adds: “The evidence is mounting that mindfulness training can help people cope with accumulative stress. While these benefits may be similar to some other preventative methods, mindfulness could be a useful addition to the interventions already delivered by university counselling services. It appears to be popular, feasible, acceptable and without stigma.”

See the news article about this exciting research project:

Mindfulness training can help support students at risk of mental health problems, concludes a randomised controlled trial carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

(https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mindfulness-training-reduces-stress-during-exam-time)

 

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Institute of Continuing Education 
Madingley Hall 

Music Appreciation

Listen to the beauty of Samuel Barber’s Adagio and allow yourself a moment to indulge. Discuss over a cup of coffee how you react to the original version for string orchestra and compare it to the Agnus Dei, that Barber arranged himself for voices in 1967.

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Ballet Barre

Ballet Barre is a low impact, total body workout. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength will improve.

 

2.00 - 3.30pm

Kings College
Porter's Lodge
King's Parade

The Historic Landscapes and Gardens of King's College

Founded in 1441 by Henry 6th, King's College has historic landscapes and gardens rich in heritage and beauty, spend a summer's afternoon exploring them with Senior Horticulturist Steven Coghill.

 

2.00 - 3.00pm

Museum of
Classical
Archaeology

Casting New Light on Classical Sculpture: A Tour of the Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Museum of Classical Archaeology's light and airy cast gallery hosts a roll-call of some of the most famous sculptures from ancient Greece and Rome - but why do we have a collection of copies (or 'fakes')? Find out more about the history of the casts, ancient and modern, on this tour. 

 

5.30 - 6.25pm

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.

 

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.