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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 7.45am

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.

9.30 - 10.25am 

University 
Sports Centre 

Step Aerobics 

Step up to the challenge of this cardio and toning class.

Choreographed routines using the step to build up to a high intensity cardio workout. Great fun and particularly effective for burning fat & toning the lower body!

12.30 - 1.15pm

University 
Sports Cente 

Pilates

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

12.00 - 1.00pm

Lecture Room 1
8 Mill Lane

Communicating Research in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era
 

Has the public really had enough of experts?

Too often, scientists seem to exist in a different reality to everyone else. This provokes the mindset that the work being done is irrelevant to the world, and diminishes the incredible breakthroughs that are being made on a day-to-day basis.  

Join Dr Giles Yeo talk will take a look at the role scientists must play in dispelling these myths, to truly engage the public and again place value on truth in this ‘post-truth’ world, and why people believe in things that are obviously false.

 

12.00 - 12.50pm

Fitzwilliam Museum

Dance at the Museum

An opportunity to explore & respond to art through relaxation, slow looking, self expression & movement with dance artist Filipa Periera-Stubbs

 

12.00 - 1.00pm

Cairo Room 
Greenwich House 

The Ins and Outs of Cycling in Cambridge

This hour long interactive seminar includes general cycling advice and illustrations of some of the cycling infrastructure in and around Cambridge. Included are a number of short videos, examples of how to lock your bike, bike lights and cycle safety tips. Feel free to bring along your lunch!

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Institute of
Continuing Education, Madingley Hall

A Herbal Garden Walk

A one hour walk around the wild grounds of Madingley Hall led by Herbalist Julie Dore and Head Gardener Richard Gant. Julie tell you about the medicinal, edible and historical uses of some of our native flora in this relaxing and beautiful setting.

 

12.45 - 1.30pm

Cambridge
University Library

Tower Tour at the University Library

At 157 feet tall Cambridge University Library’s tower is its most recognisable feature, and can be seen for miles around. This tour of the tower, normally accessible only to Library staff, reveals some of the secrets held in its collections. The subject of the UL’s current exhibition, the tower collections (over half a million books on 11 floors) tell the story of two centuries of popular publishing in the UK, received under the Copyright Act and since 1934 held in the tower as ‘secondary’ to the Library’s main academic collections. Victorian toys and games jostle for shelf space with colourful children’s books, Edwardian fiction in pristine dust jackets and popular periodicals.

Now recognised as a treasure trove for researchers, its collections tell the story of our national life through the printed word. The exhibition can be viewed in the Milstein Exhibition Centre before or after your tour. Please note that the lift stops on the 15th floor. Access to the 16th floor is via a single flight of stairs. This tour may not be suitable for those uncomfortable in confined spaces or those with mobility issues.

             18s and over only

             In the event of a fire evacuation or lift failure, access up or down the tower is via 200+ steps. Therefore, this tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

             This tour may not be suitable for those uncomfortable in confined spaces

             Bags and large coats must be left in our Locker Room off the Entrance Hall before the tour commences

             No food or drink may be consumed at any point on the tour

             The tower is a high-security area and the Library reserves the right to search tour visitors on exit

 

1.00 - 1.50pm

Fitzwilliam Museum

Dance at the Museum

An opportunity to explore & respond to art through relaxation, slow looking, self expression & movement with dance artist Filipa Periera-Stubbs.

 

6.30 - 7.25pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Metcon

Bored of your training routine? Then why not try Metabolic Conditioning training! This is a high intensity training class where the routine is changed regularly to keep the body guessing.