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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.

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Wed 26 Jun 2019 12:00 [Full]

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.

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.

Tour of Westminster College new Tue 2 Jul 2019   14:15   [More dates...] [Places]

Located on Madingley and Queens' roads' roundabout, Westminster College was opened in 1899 as a Theological College for the Presbyterian Church, it is a real jewel of the Arts and Crafts period.

A vision created by the remarkable Scottish twin sisters', Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson. Their blue plaque will be unveiled on 1st June at the College. Discover this hidden gem with our archivist, Helen Weller.

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Tue 2 Jul 2019 14:00 [Full]
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Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Thu 13 Jun 2019   12:30 [Places]

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.

A Walking History of Newnham College Gardens new Fri 28 Jun 2019   13:00 [Full]

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

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   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Wed 26 Jun 2019 11:00 [Full]

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.

Carefree Canines new Thu 27 Jun 2019   10:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Caring4Elders Workshops new Mon 29 Apr 2019   12:00 In progress

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.

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 26 Jun 2019   13:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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Wed 3 Jul 2019 13:00 [Places]
Cycle Maintenance Workshop new Wed 26 Jun 2019   17:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

Meet by cycle maintenance station/staff cycle parking

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Thu 27 Jun 2019 12:00 [Places]
Employment Law Update new Thu 7 Nov 2019   14:30 [Full]

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.

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.

Explore Your Wellbeing with LEGO new Thu 4 Jul 2019   10:30   [More dates...] [Full]

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”

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Fri 5 Jul 2019 13:00 [Full]
Family Friendly Policies: Managers’ Responsibilities new Mon 17 Jun 2019   12:00 [Places]

Flexible working gives employees flexibility on where and when they work, allowing them to balance home and career. A panel of managers from the Clinical School will provide insight into their experience of supporting staff who work flexibly and the benefits and challenges such arrangements can bring.

Global mobility: Supporting overseas working new Thu 15 Aug 2019   09:30 [Places]

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Global Mobility policy and associated guidance documentation.
  • Explore the key considerations when sending or recruiting someone to work overseas on an Assignment.
  • Discuss different types of overseas working and the processes applicable to each case.
Hands up – who's looking after their hands at work? new Thu 27 Jun 2019   12:45 [Places]

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.

Homerton College’s Gardens and Grounds Tour new Tue 25 Jun 2019   13:30 [Full]

Join a tour of Homerton College’s gardens and grounds.

25 acres including a lime walk, an orchard, small courtyard gardens, mixed herbaceous & rose borders, lawns and mature trees.

Meeting point : Porter’s Lodge, Homerton College, Hills Road, CB2 8PH

How to Be an Active Bystander new Mon 24 Jun 2019   12:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Wed 3 Jul 2019 12:30 [Places]
ICE Course Taster - French new Fri 28 Jun 2019   12:30 [Places]

A French language workshop with a difference.

Learning a new language can do more than enrich your personal travels.  Scientific studies prove that it can protect an adult brain against ageing. 

This workshop will present an overview of France regional diversity, most famous sites and a few famous people and specialties.  It will be combining the acquisition of practical information and give you the opportunity to learn simple techniques to understand and communicate in a foreign language. 

This is assumed to be a difficult activity for the brain and yet it can be mastered.  By doing so you’ll unlock your brain potential and boost your memorization skills and have fun in the process.

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