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Festival of Wellbeing

 

07:00 - 07:45

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. 

07:30 - 07:45

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.

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

09:30 - 10:25

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. 

09:30 - 11:30

Lucy Cavendish and St Edmund's Colleges

Mindfulness Walk 

Start 9:30am at Lucy Cavendish with tea and coffee available to purchase in the café as well as there being complimentary water & fruit. Walk around the gardens of Lucy Cavendish, then up around the Hill, finishing up in the gardens of St Edmund’s at around 11:30am.

Senior Tutors of Lucy Cavendish (Dr Jane Greatorex) and St Edmunds (Dr Judith Bunbury) and the Reverend Dr Janet Bunker will be leading the walk. Janet will be pointing out art and architectural points of interest during the walk up the “Hill”.

To book your place, please click here 

10:00 - 13:00

The Polar Museum

Sew What? Stitching up the Polar Regions

(Arctic and Antarctic Research depicted on textiles maps)

Come and explore the polar regions in ways you've never seen them before. A project to sew our current research in response to our painted ceilings of the polar regions. 

Meet underneath the painted ceilings in the entrance hall of the Polar Museum at the Lensfield Road entrance of the institute.

Drop in / Booking not required

11:00 - 12:00

Institute of Continuing Education

 

Basic Bike Maintenance & Puncture Repair

To be held in the Madingley Hall gardens.

Come along and spend an hour learning the basic bike maintenance essentials to keep you on the road if the worst happens whilst out on a ride. Session will include wheel removal, innertube repair / replacement and wheel refitting. Handouts will be available detailing the basic minimum kit to carry with you on your bike when out and about.

There will also be a basic touch on brake / gear adjustment time allowing. Wheels and bikes with varied running gear will be available on site but feel free to bring along your own bike and tools so that you can practice on the machine you’ll need to work on in your own time. No equipment / spares or maintenance will be available to take away on the day and the session is not designed to give your bike a full service while you wait.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 12:45 

Clinical School, Addenbrooke's 

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

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 - 12:45

Frank Lee Centre

Addenbrooke's Site

Zumba

A dance based workout class to Latin and modern music. A fun great way to have fun shake a few pounds.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 12:50

Fitzwilliam Museum

20th Century Art Tour: Relaxation, Slow Looking & Movement

Join dance artist Filipa Pereira Stubbs to refresh your brain & your body through slow looking at art, listening to music & simple dance.

Everyone is welcome; the dance practice is designed for all to participate in & enjoy.

Meet in the Fitzwilliam Museum level entrance next to the museum shop and opposite Browns on Trumpington Street.

To book your place, please click here

12:15 - 13:00

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. 

12:30 - 13:10

Addenbrooke's Hospital Concourse

Lunchtime Walk

Join us for a 40 minute walk. No need to book, just turn up. Walks are at a pace to suit everyone.

Meet at Reception, near the Addenbrookes Hospital Concourse entrance.

To find out more, contact Richard Butler (walk leader) email: richard.butler@addenbrookes.nhs.uk, tel: 01223 216087

Drop in / No need to book

12:30 - 13:30

Institute of Criminology

Strengthen Relationships & Teams

In this 1 hour session:

  • Learn how the quality of our relationships is the biggest influencing factor on physical and mental wellbeing and high performing teams - latest research
  • A Deep Listening technique, proven by science, to help us understand and communicate meaning more effectively
  • Practice a mini mindfulness technique to help you cope and recover with stressful thoughts - improve relationship with ourselves
  • Learn how relationships are impacted by phone/ distraction and simple steps to navigate this challenge
  • Plan to take one action in the next 24 hours to strengthen a relationship important to you

Enhance focus, reduce stress and strengthen resilience. All techniques proven by science.

The session will be delivered by Sam Thorogood. He combines proven neuroscience & mindfulness based techniques into useful daily habits.

To book your place, please click here

13:00 - 13:50

Great St. Mary's Church

Come and Sing

Information to come.

To book your place, please click here

13:05 - 13:50

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. 

13:05 - 13:50

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. 

14:00 - 15:30

King's College

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.

Meeting Place:- Outside the Porters Lodge, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

​To book your place, please click here

14:00 - 16:00

Lucy Cavendish and St Edmund's Colleges

Mindfulness Walk 

Start 2.00pm at Lucy Cavendish. Walk around the gardens of Lucy Cavendish, then up around the Hill, finishing up in the gardens of St Edmund’s at around 4.00pm with afternoon tea in the garden.

Senior Tutors of Lucy Cavendish (Dr Jane Greatorex) and St Edmunds (Dr Judith Bunbury) and the Reverend Dr Janet Bunker will be leading the walk. Janet will be pointing out art and architectural points of interest during the walk up the “Hill

To book your place, please click here

16:00 - 17:00

University Centre, Mill Lane

Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) Forum

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Senior Academic Promotions procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the SAP CV Scheme and address some of the common misconceptions surrounding SAP.

We particularly encourage women and staff identifying as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) to attend as they are currently under-represented at senior academic levels.

To book your place, please click here

17:00 - 19:00

Greenwich House 

 

Cycle Maintenance Workshop

Come and learn what can be achieved with a minimalist toolkit and the application of basic bike repair skills. The course will be split into two halves.

The first half will focus on:
•How to carry out an 'M' check on your bike
•Wheel removal and replacement
•Fixing punctures

The second half will focus on:
•Bespoke requests - your chance to ask the trainer specific questions which can include brake adjustment, gear adjustment, bike set up, wheel trimming etc.

To book your place, please click here 

18:30 - 19:25

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. 

19:30 - 20:25

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. 

20:30 - 21:00

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

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