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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.

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of different types of Academic Leave and how and in what circumstances they should be applied.

Addenbrooke's Art Collection Tour new Wed 3 Jul 2019   12:00 Finished

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:

Donations to Addenbrooke's Art would be gratefully received!

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.

Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Thu 13 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

This session will give an overview of recruitment best practice and how to attract a more diverse range of applicants.

We will look at how to write an advert, further information documents, shortlisting and interview processes.

There will be discussion around best practice in inclusive induction and probation processes.

Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Tue 19 Mar 2019   12:00 Finished

This workshop will help Departments to develop appropriate actions for the issues identified in the self-assessment process, and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender balance.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Tue 4 Dec 2018   09:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 1 Nov 2018   11:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

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.

Basic Bike Maintenance & Puncture Repair new Wed 3 Jul 2019   11:00 Finished

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.

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.

Career Conversations new Tue 29 Jan 2019   12:00 Finished

Join us for another WSN event profiling the careers and progression of Cambridge women.

Dr Litsa Biggs (Secretary to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine) and Caroline Newman (HR Business Manager for Clinical School) will describe their career pathways and the opportunities and challenges they have faced along the way.

Carefree Canines new Tue 2 Jul 2019   14:30 Finished

Back by popular demand, half a dozen delightful dogs will grace the grounds of Madingley Hall and are looking for some friends to play and walk with. There is nothing to make worries disappear quite like stroking a happy dog, playing fetch or simply strolling with your companion in a beautiful setting.

Session times :- 10.00 - 10.30am | 10.30 - 11.00am | 11.00 - 11.30am | 11.30 - 12.00pm | 1.00 - 1.30pm | 1.30 - 2.00pm | 2.00 - 2.30pm | 2.30 - 3.00pm

Caring4Elders Workshops new Mon 29 Apr 2019   12:00 Finished

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare Participants prepare for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commence

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion


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.

Changing Mindset new Tue 16 Oct 2018   12:00 Finished

Based on the book Learn to Love Stress by Sara Hansen, this session will allow you to identify your mindset and use it to overcome stress, make personal changes, and improve your life at work and home.

Coaching for Wellbeing new Fri 28 Jun 2019   14:50 Finished

NEST Coaching is offering you the opportunity to have a free 40-minute 1:1 coaching session.

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. NEST recognises that work and family life are interlinked and what happens in one area can affect another, no topic is off bounds.

A coaching taster session will let you experience the benefits of coaching and can help you with some of the following:

  • Understanding what is important and what motivates you
  • Gaining clarity around issues that have been bothering you
  • Exploring and understanding what is holding you back
  • Gaining an insight into who you are, to include your strengths, capabilities and potential
  • Helping you to define your goal
  • Helping you to identify action and next steps
  • Accountability and goals

Our focus is on Nurturing, Empowering, Supporting and Training individuals to move forward, so they become fulfilled at home and at work.

Dr Jill Armstrong will debate why it is important for men to partner women in building a more gender inclusive workplace culture and will offer ideas about strategies and actions that work to sustain change.

Come and Sing new Wed 3 Jul 2019   13:00 Finished

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Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Wed 7 Nov 2018   12:00 Finished

Our speakers Kusam Leal, Deputy School Secretary in the School of Physical Sciences, and Ricardo Rocha, early career conservation scientist, will talk about their career experience in academia and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas and suggestions that might help others in the same situation.

Cycle Safety Seminar new Thu 27 Jun 2019   12:15 Finished

This hour-long lunchtime seminar includes general cycling advice and illustrations of some of the cycling infrastructure in and around Cambridge.

Included are a number of short videos, examples of how to lock your bike, bike lights, and a very powerful demonstration of the benefit of wearing a properly fitted cycle helmet.

Employment Law Update new Thu 7 Nov 2019   14:30 [Places]

In this session, the Legal Services Office will provide staff in HR related roles with an employment law update, including the latest in case law and forthcoming legislation changes.

Engineering - WDYDTL new Tue 2 Apr 2019   14:00 Finished

Where Do You Draw The Line - Miriam Lynn

Equality & Diversity Essentials Self-taught Bookable
  • This module introduces Equality & Diversity at the University

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.

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