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Festival of Wellbeing

 

07:00 - 07:30

University Sports Centre 

CXWORX™

Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favourite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.

All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness.  During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers.

You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises.

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

08:30 - 09:30

Department of Applied Mathematics

and Theoretical Physics

Meditate for a Calmer Mind

And breathe…

It’s not often we get to spend time during the working day away from meetings, deadlines, appointments and mental to-do lists. Ideal for reducing anxiety, aiding healing, increasing focus, encouraging better sleep and improving general wellbeing; meditation can help you step away from the chaos in to a calm mind. Lucy, from White Lotus Meditation, will start with the basics of posture and mindful breathing before guiding you through some gentle visualisation meditations designed to relax and restore.

To book your place, please click here

 

10:00 - 15:30

Postdoc Centre @ Mill Lane

Coaching for Wellbeing

Maggie and Carole are both transformational life coaches and have experience working with individuals and companies around health and wellbeing, life and career transitions, parenting and relationships.

A 1:1 coaching taster session will let you experience the benefits of coaching and can help you:

- Understand what is important and what motivates you

- Gain clarity around issues that have been bothering you

- Explore and understand what is holding you back

- Gain an insight into who you are, to include your strengths, capabilities and potential

- Help you to define your goal

- Help you to identify action and next steps

Session times: 10.00 - 10.40am | 10.50 - 11.30am | 11.40 - 12.30pm | 1.15 - 1.55pm | 2.00 - 2.40pm | 2.50 - 3.30pm

To select your time slot, please click here

11:00 - 12:00

Alison Richard Building

Sidgwick Site

Menopause Café

At a Menopause Café people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause.

The objective is to increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life.

Who is it for? Anybody interested in sharing their stories, experiences and questions about menopause. All genders and all ages. Men and women and inbetween. Old and young and inbetween.

To let us know you're coming, please click here 

12:00 - 12:45

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.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:00

Institute of Criminology

Sidgwick Site

Beyond ‘Man Up’: Men, Resilience and Wellbeing for University Staff

Wellbeing, mental health and resilience are increasingly being recognized as important. Yet, many people don’t reflect on the how they can influence their wellbeing through practices and approaches.

 

Men in particular are characterized as avoiding conversations and reflection on their own wellbeing, hiding behind their work, or stereotypical phases such as ‘man up’. 

 

This interactive session run by the Good Lad Initiative will give participants the chance to talk with one another about the links between masculinities and their wellbeing. We will then workshop pragmatic alternatives and skills for coping with stress and improving wellbeing.

 

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:30

Clinical School

A Good Death? Care at the End of Life and in Bereavement

Death and dying are still taboo subjects in British society, yet they are part of life and ultimately come to all of us.

This session will outline where people die in the UK, what is important to people as they approach the end of their lives and the support available towards the end of life and in bereavement.

There will be plenty of time for comments and questions.

To book your place, please click here

12:15 - 12:45

University Sports Centre 

Les Mills Grit™

30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. Using barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

Takes cutting edge HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

12:30 - 13:30

Institute of Continuing Education

ICE Course Taster - French

A French language workshop with a difference.

Learning a new language can do more than enrich your personal travels.  Scientific studies prove that it can protect an adult brain against ageing. 

This workshop will present an overview of France regional diversity, most famous sites and a few famous people and specialties.  It will be combining the acquisition of practical information and give you the opportunity to learn simple techniques to understand and communicate in a foreign language. 

This is assumed to be a difficult activity for the brain and yet it can be mastered.  By doing so you’ll unlock your brain potential and boost your memorization skills and have fun in the process.

To book your place, please click here

12:30 - 13:30

Museum of Archaeology

and Anthropology

Museum Mindfulness (Gallery Session)

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that asks you to bring your full attention to the present moment.

In this hour-long workshop, we will be seeing how mindfulness can be used to deepen your appreciation of museum or gallery collections and also how museums and galleries can assist with mental health.

To book your place, please click here

13:00 - 13:45

West Cambridge 

Relaxation Session 

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 click here

13:05 - 13:50

University Sports Centre 

Ballet Barre

A low impact, total body workout that will appeal to everyone. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve, resulting in a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently.

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

13:05 - 13:50

University Sports Centre 

Bodypump™

The original barbell class. 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 pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own!

You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

13:05 - 13:50

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. You will be pushed to your limits for maximum calorie burn!

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

14:00 - 15:00

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.

To book your place, please click here 

14:00 - 16:00

Institute of Criminology

Sidgwick Site

Where Do You Draw The Line?

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this bullying and sexual harassment prevention training offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

This is an open session for all University and College staff.

To book your place, please click here 

17:30 - 18:25

University Sports Centre 

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and an assortment of fitness equipment including dumbbells, Swiss balls, kettlebells and much more will be used!  A great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

18:00 - 19:00

Wolfson College

Gene Eating: The Truth About Diets 

Dr Giles Yeo explores how to break the cycle of pseudo-science and misinformation surrounding the world of dieting as he discusses his book Gene Eating

To book your place, please click here

18:30 - 19:25

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

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

19:25 - 19:55

University Sports Centre 

Les Mills Grit™

30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. Using barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

Takes cutting edge HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.

* Booking available 22June

Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID.