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A short briefing for anyone who wishes to use X-ray generators at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. Required before attending hands-on training on specific X-ray equipment and part of registrations as "Ionising Radiation User" (for details see this page).

Theory and practice session on safe manual handling.

General induction for users of the Physics of Medicine (PoM) building. This includes a guided tour of the facility.

Participants will gain access to PoM only after successfully completing the Physics H&S Induction - see "Related Courses" below.

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Tue 5 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Pilates - Taster Session Thu 30 Jan 2020   12:00 Finished

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low impact flexibility and muscular strength. It emphasises proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance, to help improve the 'core muscles' of your body leaving you relaxed and free of tension.

All abilities welcome!

Risk Assessment - Workshop Activities new Mon 15 Apr 2019   13:30 Finished

This session covers the basics of risk assessment and focuses on mechanical workshop activities at Physics

Running Activity new Unscheduled Not bookable

This running session will be organised by Helen Marshall and Richard King and will appeal to runners at different levels from beginners to more experienced runners. The activities will commence with a quick briefing and words of encouragement (in the first year lab). Runners will be provided with route information and the groups will have a group lead who will ensure that everyone is encouraged and walking/jogging or running at their level..

Depending on the level of interest 3 choices are proposed as follows:

1/ A 2km (roughly 1 mile) walk/jog which is aimed at people who don’t normally go jogging. The simple aim being to complete the very achievable distance. 2/ A 4km (roughly 2 mile) jog for people who feel able to keep running but at a nice slow pace. The aim being to complete the distance without stopping. 3/ A 5km run for experienced runners.

Please indicate which option you are interested in when booking.

After the event we will all meet up for a cup of tea.

Run with "Physics Flyers" Wed 29 Jan 2020   12:30 Finished

A 35-minute running session following a 5K route, which will be tailored depending on your experience. Whether you are an experienced runner, or completely new to the sport this will be a perfect session to meet like-minded people and enjoy some fresh air!

All abilities welcome from beginners to more experienced runners.

This session will be followed by celebratory tea and biscuits :)

Tai Chi Class new Tue 28 Jan 2020   11:00 Finished

T’ai Chi is a gentle and meditative form of exercise. Practice not only improves our physical health, including posture, balance, breathing and circulation, but helps to calm the mind and relieve stress.

Alison Warlow has been practising T'ai Chi and qigong since 1999, and teaching since 1994. She teaches a number of weekly classes in and around Cambridge, and is a registered instructor with the T'ai Chi Union of Great Britain.

Tai Chi Taster new Mon 28 Jan 2019   13:00 Finished

Come and enjoy a free Tai Chi class. There is much more to tai chi than one can see, and virtually no one can describe such a complex art in one simple sentence. It can be a meditation and an integral exercise for all parts of the body and the mind. It brings tranquillity and helps you think more clearly. Numerous studies have shown tai chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, improve immunity, relieve pain and improve quality of life. http://taichiofcambridge.com/

The Brainfit Workout new Tue 29 Jan 2019   13:00 Finished

THE BRAINFIT WORKOUT (TM) is a stress reducing positivity workout using movement, music and meditation with powerful affirmations.

We know that stress is a major culprit in the onset of health problems and diseases. It's also the reason many people are unable to lose bodyfat, especially aorund the mid section. Negative thought patterns and self-talk affect the whole body chemistry so THE BRAINFIT WORKOUT (TM) helps retrain that inner voice using powerful affirmations and mantras. The organisers say "it is truly the next generation of Group Fitness class fusing beautifully mind, body and spirit".

If you battle negative self-talk, suffer from psychological or physical stress, need to lower the fat storing and stress hormone Cortisol, want a softer approach to fitness, want a holistic approach to health and fitness, enjoy having fun in a group exercise class, you may benefit from this class.

The Strengthening Personal Resilience programme new Tue 28 Jan 2020   14:30 Finished

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen resilience in individuals.

The programme places personal resilience in the context of the workplace and explores the influences, techniques and approaches that help individuals develop and sustain personal control and resilience at work.

Its emphasis is on the prevention of stress with individuals taking responsibility themselves to approach challenging situations with robust attitudes so they remain resilient and also grow their resilience further.

Understanding Unconscious / Implicit Bias new Wed 30 Jan 2019   14:00 Finished

A talk by Dr Miriam Lynn

This thought provoking session enables staff to gain an understanding of the importance of recognising our bias and to begin thinking about the impact of our own bias in relation to the decisions we make and how we interact with colleagues and students.

Yogalates - Taster Session new Thu 30 Jan 2020   13:00 Finished

Yogalates is an ever-increasing popular exercise inspired by Pilates and Yoga. Combining both excercises allows you to practice and improve your own limits; pushing your body, while opening up your mind.

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