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Festival of Wellbeing

 

 

Botanic Gardens Festival of Plants

During limited access to the Garden, the Festival of Plants has been made available online with a series of videos. In the early summer the Garden is looking its best. Find out about research, conservation and take a tour of the Garden's seasonal highlights.

Clare Hall College Gardens

A short film using drone footage and some stills with commentary, showcasing the Clare Hall grounds and gardens, in lieu of being able to physically walk through them.

 

Video Credit : Dr Tobias Baldauf

Clare Hall College Cookery

A short film in which our Head Chef, Cirill Patrovits will guide the viewer through the preparation and making of a traditional Hungarian Goulash, with commentary on its provenance.

 

Video Credit : Dr Tobias Baldauf

Downing College Heong Gallery

Although we can’t invite you to WE ARE HERE at The Heong Gallery, you explore the exhibition online through the Curator’s blog. Interviews, articles, activity sheets, and more, this blog will help keep you inspired and entertained until we meet again. WE ARE HERE looks at the visibility of women in the art collections of Cambridge Colleges. Have a look!

Fitzwilliam Museum Relax, Look & Imagine

Objects in Focus: Relax, Look and Imagine from the University of Cambridge Museums

 

Relax, look and imagine is the invitation made in seven films launched this week that explore artworks from the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection. The films take us on a journey in which we soften and settle, step into an artwork, drink in the detail, the artistry and its qualities and take the time to feel how it resonates with us.

 

Drawing on the established practice of the Dance with the Museum programme programme, co-created with sheltered housing residents across the city of Cambridge, each of the films is a seventeen-minute opportunity to form a personal relationship with art.

 

The films have been made during lockdown as a way to ensure the museums continue to connect with, and support the wellbeing of, some of those who may be most isolated: participants from our inclusion programmes who are likely to be shielding due to age or health conditions. We hope members of the University will also enjoy immersing themselves in these paintings.

King's College Library

An online virtual tour of the library which has been in continuous existence since the foundation of the College in 1441. As well as preserving many rare book and manuscript treasures, the Library serves the current needs of undergraduate, graduate and senior members of the College with a stock of approximately 130,000 books.

Polar Museum Collections Virtual mini tours of the Polar Museum Collections, including: Arctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Memorial Hall, Thin Ice Expedition and Captain Scott
University Library The Rising Tide

A virtual exhibition of The Rising Tide.

An exhibition of two parts. Displays in the Milstein Exhibition Centre focus of the experience of being a women at Cambridge University over the past 150 years. The impact of Women at Cambridge is incalculable.

 

From brilliant scholarship and notable firsts, to activism and disruptive thinking, Cambridge’s women have shaped the University of Cambridge – just as much as it has shaped them.

 

University Librarian, Dr Jess Gardner, said: “The women who came before us are part of our inheritance. They stood up, found their voices, challenged, fought, bent the rules, broke the rules, made new rules; founded new colleges in their determination to make this university one where they – where we – could belong and succeed.”

Wolfson College Garden Wellness Wander

Join Acting Head Gardener Oscar Holgate for a virtual tour of the Wolfson Gardens, with a special focus on wellbeing. Wolfson College contains a linked selection of garden 'rooms', each with its own distinct character.

Oscar will explain how these spaces offer students and visitors the opportunity for sociability or tranquillity, where the best spot is to lift the spirits in the winter months, where to practice meditation or yoga, and how the student vegetable garden is helping residents with their mental health.