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Equality & Diversity course timetable

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Wed 3 Jul – Wed 17 Jul

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Wednesday 3 July

08:45
Dr Bike - Old Schools - Non UTBS Bookings new Finished 08:45 - 17:30 Old Schools

Bookings directly via Dr Bike website Organised by Sara Aziz - Energy Team

09:00
Meditate for a Calmer Mind new Finished 09:00 - 10:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Multi-function Room

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.

You won’t be asked to sit cross-legged on the floor, although may do so should you wish! Suitable for those new to meditation, anyone simply curious about it and for those with a regular practice.

    • Meditation is widely regarding for improving emotional health and general wellbeing. However, those with certain mental health conditions including schizophrenia and bi-polar should seek approval from their GP or mental health professional before commencing any sessions.
10:00
Mindfulness and Creativity new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Kettle's Yard

Artist Jo Miller will lead a mindfulness meditation in the restful and inspiring spaces of Kettle’s Yard, which will lead into creative drawing activities. No art or mindfulness experience required.

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally”. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

“Kettle’s Yard is … a continuing way of life […] in which stray objects, stones, glass, pictures, sculpture, in light and in space, have been used to make manifest the underlying stability which more and more we need” Jim Ede, founder of Kettle’s Yard.

Mindfulness meditation is not only useful as a stress-reduction tool; it can also go hand in hand with creativity.

Take part in a creativity and mindfulness session in the restful and inspiring spaces of Kettle’s Yard. Artist Jo Miller will lead a mindfulness meditation in the Kettle’s Yard house which will lead into a time of creative drawing in our learning studio.

11:00
Basic Bike Maintenance & Puncture Repair new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall

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.

12:00
Addenbrooke's Art Collection Tour new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 13

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.

For more information about Addenbrooke’s Arts please go to: http://www.cuh.org.uk/corporate-information/services/non-clinical-services/addenbrookes-arts

Donations to Addenbrooke's Art would be gratefully received!

20th Century Art Tour: Relaxation, Slow Looking & Movement new Finished 12:00 - 12:50 Fitzwilliam Museum

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.

Zumba new Finished 12:00 - 12:45 Clinical School, Frank Lee Centre

Zumba Frank Lee Centre

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

12:30
How to Be an Active Bystander new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Seminar Room (Floor 2)

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.

Madingley Hall Garden Tour & Herbal Garden Walk new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall

A one hour walk around the wild grounds of Madingley Hall led by Herbalist Julie Dore and Head Gardener Richard Gant. Julie tell you about the medicinal, edible and historical uses of some of our native flora in this relaxing and beautiful setting.

13:00
Come and Sing new Finished 13:00 - 13:50 Great St. Mary's Church

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Walking History of Newnham College Gardens new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Newnham College

Newnham College gardens are one of the hidden treasures of Cambridge and a fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement in gardening.

Come and join the Head Gardener for a fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement in gardening.

Meeting Place - Porters Lodge, Newnham College

14:00
Magdalene College Gardens Tour new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Magdalene College, Magdalene Street

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

Thursday 4 July

09:00
Meditate for a Calmer Mind new Finished 09:00 - 10:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

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.

You won’t be asked to sit cross-legged on the floor, although may do so should you wish! Suitable for those new to meditation, anyone simply curious about it and for those with a regular practice.

    • Meditation is widely regarding for improving emotional health and general wellbeing. However, those with certain mental health conditions including schizophrenia and bi-polar should seek approval from their GP or mental health professional before commencing any sessions.
10:30
Explore Your Wellbeing with LEGO new Finished 10:30 - 11:45 Faculty of English, SR14

In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. The workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you, and the others in the group, contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and, problem solving skills and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

To get the most from the session the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:
 1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified
 2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective
 3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question
 4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked. 100% of the participants are involved for 100% of the session unlike conventional workshops where 20% of the people do 80% of the talking and not everyone is engaged.

You will find the approach useful because:
 • We all have a unique perspective
 • Our brain works better in three dimensions
 • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas
 • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly

Last year, participants said • “Brilliant!” • “Super way to look at sharing ideas and encouraging me to think outside the box” • “This event was amazing. I was concerned…as someone who is not known for being creative…but Gez was a great facilitator and took us through a really good process of learning before setting us loose in full creativity mode! This was an amazing way to talk about some innate feelings within ourselves in a safe and constructive way and was really inspiring to see and hear others”

13:30
Securing the Financial Future of Women: 6 Moments That Matter new Finished 13:30 - 14:30 Department of Zoology, Main Lecture Theatre

How to secure the financial future of the next generation: the 12 Perils and Pitfalls and 6 Moments that Matter in the lives of British women

Jane Portas, a co-founder of Insuring Women's Futures and a Partner at PwC, will share the highlights of her ground-breaking research into the financial lives of women in the UK. Jane's talk will cover the trends in British people's risks in life and how this impacts our financial resilience, identifying the key risks (Perils and Pitfalls) facing women and the cumulative effect of these on women's and all of our long term financial security. The session will reflect on changes in our working and family lives, and our health and wellbeing, and consider society's financial preparedness. Jane will introduce, and we will discuss, 6 Moments that Matter where positive interventions may be made to improve women's and all of our financial resilience, by women and men in society, employers, business, financial services, policymakers and the third sector.

This session is relevant for every man and woman who is interested in their and our society's financial future, those with an interest in the gender pay and pensions gaps, and wider socioeconomic matters such as financial inclusion, regulation and related policy developments.

Jane Portas is a Partner at PwC with 30 years’ experience of advising UK, EU and global insurance businesses on risk and regulation. She leads PwC's Insurance Brexit services, Customer & Conduct services for the Insurance sector, advice on Employee Financial Wellbeing and is the firm's Financial Inclusion leader. In 2017 she was called to provide expert evidence to the Treasury Committee on Solvency II and the impact of Brexit on the future UK regulatory regime.

Insuring Women's Futures is a market-led programme established under the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the global professional body for insurance and financial planning, in collaboration with a wide variety of leading insurance and wider financial services professionals and firms, businesses, policy and third sector organisations, and experts on issues relating to women’s risks. It was established as part of the CII’s remit to improve public trust in insurance and financial planning and to ensure the profession remains relevant in serving the whole of society. For information about the programme, research reports, public Manifesto please visit: https://www.insuringwomensfutures.co.uk/

14:00
Menopause Café - Clinical School Café new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Clinical School, Foyer

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.

A Menopause Cafe is a group directed discussion of menopause with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a support or counselling session. We may split into small groups and you are welcome to just listen, although we hope you will join in on discussions.

Our Menopause Cafés are offered:

  • On a not for profit basis
  • In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
  • Alongside refreshments!

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.

https://www.menopausecafe.net/

Friday 5 July

12:00
Bad Work Destroys Wellbeing – But What Makes Work Good? new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Newnham College

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.

This lecture takes place at the Principal's Lodge, Newnham College.

Hands Up – Who's Looking After Their Hands at Work? new CANCELLED 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

This session is aimed at staff / students whose role involves frequent hand washing or wearing of gloves as part of their personal protection equipment (PPE) and may be more suitable to those working in clinic and laboratory areas who are at greater risk of work-related dermatitis and /eczema.

The session will discuss the different types of dermatitis, provide advice on correct handwashing technique and use of gloves, as well as steps to avoid problems from developing and the action to take in the event that problems occur.

There will be an opportunity to evaluate hand washing techniques and assess skin hydration to show how this can impact upon the management of hand care.

Nature Walk - Addenbrookes - Non UTBS bookings new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Room to be confirmed

Eventbrite bookings set up by Energy Team

12:30
Museum Mindfulness (Object Handling) new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

In this practical workshop, see how mindfulness can be used to deepen your appreciation of museums and how museums can assist with mental health.

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.

NB – This session will take place in a private room in the museum, not in the gallery. For a mindfulness session in the gallery, please book for Museum Mindfulness (Gallery Session) on Friday the 28th of June.

13:00
Explore Your Wellbeing with LEGO new Finished 13:00 - 14:30 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Meeting Room 5, AL.02

In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. The workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you, and the others in the group, contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and, problem solving skills and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

To get the most from the session the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:
 1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified
 2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective
 3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question
 4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked. 100% of the participants are involved for 100% of the session unlike conventional workshops where 20% of the people do 80% of the talking and not everyone is engaged.

You will find the approach useful because:
 • We all have a unique perspective
 • Our brain works better in three dimensions
 • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas
 • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly

Last year, participants said • “Brilliant!” • “Super way to look at sharing ideas and encouraging me to think outside the box” • “This event was amazing. I was concerned…as someone who is not known for being creative…but Gez was a great facilitator and took us through a really good process of learning before setting us loose in full creativity mode! This was an amazing way to talk about some innate feelings within ourselves in a safe and constructive way and was really inspiring to see and hear others”

Tour and Draw new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Amongst our beautiful Jacobean architecture, find a calm space at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and get creative.

Not sure where to start? Join us at 1pm for a short tour – we’ll point out hidden gems, ornate craftsmanship and impressive designs. Then get stuck in! All drawing resources and extra chairs provided.

Please bear in mind that food cannot be eaten inside the museum.

Meet near the museum front desk.

14:30
Ever Wondered How to Fillet a Fish or Make the Perfect Soufflé? new Finished 14:30 - 16:00 Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall

Ever wondered how to fillet a fish or make the perfect soufflé?

Here is your chance - come along and see demonstrations by two of our Madingley Hall Chefs. There will be an opportunity for you to put into practice what you have learnt.

Monday 8 July

12:30
Trans Awareness new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Clinical School, Seminar Room 11

This session will set the wider context for trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment.

Wednesday 17 July

14:00
Trans awareness: Supporting trans employees new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 2

This session will provide staff in HR related roles with a greater understanding of the experience of trans people, shed light on the meaning and use of important gender terms (such as cis, non-binary, transgender, etc.) and share information, insights, and guidance.