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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 7.45am

University 
Sports Cente 

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.

 

9.00 - 10.00am

Institute of Continuing
Education
Madingley Hall

Simple Stretches

Start the day the way you mean to continue. Learn some easy and effective stretches that you can do from your desk to refresh you, not only in the morning, but whenever you use them thereafter.

 

9.30 - 10.25am

University 
Sports Cente 

 

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!

 

11.45 - 12.45pm

Old Schools Courtyard

Cycle Ride to Logan's Meadow with Picnic 

Join us for a led cycle ride to Logan's Meadow at lunchtime for a picnic (weather permitting)!

All abilities welcome, rides will be led by 2 fully trained cycle instructors and will start and return at Old Schools courtyard. All you need to bring is a bike and some lunch!

 

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.

 

12.45 - 1.30pm

Cambridge University Library

Tower Tours 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 - 2.00pm

Principal's Lodge, Newnham College

Total Worker Health - Its International Reach  

Professor Dame Carol Black's Annual Wellbeing Lecture; Integrating traditional Occupational Safety and Health protection programmes with the wider determinants of health in the workplace - stress, quality of management and leadership, autonomy, flexibility - is not easy to achieve, and many barriers, especially cultural ones, must be overcome.

The lecture will take and international lens and look at progress around the world in achieving this highly desirable goal. Total Worker Health, when properly embedded, impacts the wellbeing, not only of workers, but also of their families, communities and the economy.

 

1.00 - 2.00pm

Great St Mary's Church

 

Come and Sing

Singing is great fun and a brilliant way to boost your physical and mental well-being. Come and spend a lunchtime in the University Church singing two short and well-known choral works, Mozart's 'Ave Verum Corpus' and Handel's 'See the conquering hero comes' with the church's music team, culminating in short performance at 1.45pm.

Printed music will be provided on the day, and, although prior registration is not necessary, if you contact the team to sign up in advance we can also provide links to listen the music before the day. Everyone has a voice, everyone can sing, and everyone is welcome!

 

2.00 - 3.00pm

Magdalene College 
Magdalene Street 

Tour of Magdalene College Gardens 

A tour of the College grounds looking at the development of the grounds over the centuries.

 

6.30 - 7.25pm

University 
Sports Cente 

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.