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Festival of Wellbeing

 

 07:00 - 09:30
30min session

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 currently exercise.

* All sessions are now full

07:00 - 07:45

University Sports Centre

Hitt

High Intensity Interval Training. A total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength-conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before the busy days get started.

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

11:30 - 12:30

Judge Business School

 

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.

Let us know you are coming by booking here

12:00 - 12:30

Great St Mary's Church

Tour of Great St Mary's Church

A guided tour around the University Church featuring its remarkable heritage and the significant role it has played in the history of the University and City of Cambridge over 800 years.

This can be followed by a chance to climb the tower to see the wonderful panoramic views of Cambridge. Weather permitting .... The tower climb is 123 spiral stairs in each direction; you need a strong heart on the way up and strong knees on the way down! Not recommended if you're claustrophobic.

Level access to the ground floor for wheelchair users and accessible WC.

Please note: There is a charge of £5.00 to climb the Tower. Tickets can be purchased in the Gift Shop

To book your place, please click here 

12:00 - 12:45

University Library

Tower Tours of 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

Clinical School

Tour of the Art Collection at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the powerful impact that the arts can have in healthcare settings. In 2007, The Department of Health issued its first ever review of arts in health which recognised that the arts “are, and should be firmly recognised as being integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff”.

This session, hosted by Addenbrooke’s Arts (a programme funded by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust), will include a short talk about the role of arts in health followed by a tour of the art collection in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:00

Institute of Continuing Education

Tour of Madingley Hall Gardens

A one hour walk around the wild grounds of Madingley Hall led by Head Gardener Richard Gant.

Too book your place, click here

12:15 - 13:30

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 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 

8 Mill Lane

How To Be An Active Bystander 

Have you ever been concerned about a situation affecting someone else at work and wanted to help, but didn't because “Everyone else seems to think it’s ok” or “Nothing will change anyway”? Have you ever heard a racist/sexist/homophobic joke in the tea room and felt uncomfortable? Watched a colleague wince at being belittled or interrupted in a team meeting and wished you could help? Seen an inappropriate touch of a friend and felt bad for them? You're not alone, we are all observers and bystanders simply by being at work.

Come along to this short session to find out why this happens and what it means to be an active bystander. This includes simple changes and actions we can learn to use to support others around us and, over time, create a respectful and inclusive environment for all of us to live and work in.

To book your place, please click here

12:30 - 13:30

Institute of Contiuing Education

ICE Course Taster - International Politics

The international system is shifting from being unipolar to multipolar, just as the consequences of globalisation are creating huge inequalities within and between nations, and the prospect of interstate conflict rises. Two key outcomes have been the rise of populist leaders adept at using social media, and a re-emphasis on national rather than international values.

This course taster will look at the changing tensions within the global system as individual states move to reassert sovereignty (such as Brexit) and heighten prosperity (such as America First and China's Belt and Road initiative), even as the world faces the huge challenge of climate change and the need for significant cooperation if the earth as we know it is to be saved.

To book your place, please click here

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.

* 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

Pilates 

Pilates is suitable for all levels of fitness. It is aimed at improving and strengthening your posture, as well as developing flexibility to aid relaxation.

* 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!

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

17:30 - 18:25

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.

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

17:30 - 18:25

University Sports Centre

Bodycombat ™

A workout and you’ll punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories** along the way. This high-energy martial arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. A LES MILLS™ instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every round. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.

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

18:30 - 19:25

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.

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

18:30 - 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.

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