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June 2021

Thu 17
Race Awareness - Open Session new (2 of 2) In progress 11:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 15 June & Thursday 17 June from 11.00am - 12noon

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop tools for becoming an antiracist ally and to build a strong antiracist identity.

The training will be split into two 1h sessions.

This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

While the session may be most helpful to white colleagues, everyone is warmly invited to attend.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

Wed 23
Race Equality Network Meeting new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30

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Mon 28

How can the science of wellbeing help us better understand the role digital technology plays in our everyday lives? We have never spent more time on screens – for work, for leisure, and everything in between – than we do now. In what ways can we more fully understand how our social media use can affect our relation to other people, to the rest of the world, and how we feel about ourselves? This Festival of Wellbeing event will be interactive and there will be ample time for questions.

About The Speakers: Professor Felicia Huppert is internationally renowned for her work on the science of well-being and the promotion of human flourishing. She is Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Founding Director of the Well-being Institute at the University of Cambridge. Tyler Shores is the Manager of the University of Cambridge ThinkLab programme, and also researches digital distractions, social media, and the role of digital technology in our everyday lives. Tyler will be posting links and questions leading up the event at: https://twitter.com/tylershores

Now more than ever, there is a need for compassion in the workplace. But what do we mean by a ‘compassionate workplace’, and what are the benefits of being more compassionate – towards ourselves and others?

In this session, Jonathan Taylor, an Occupational Psychologist from Pearn Kandola, will explore compassion at work, and discuss what we currently know about the benefits of practicing self-compassion and of compassion towards others. We will also introduce the role of the ‘compassionate leader’ in the months ahead, and share some practical ideas that you can introduce to support yourself and others.

Highly recommended for people managers and anyone interested in supporting your own wellbeing and that of your colleagues.

Tue 29
The Peace of Wild Things new [Places] 11:30 - 12:30

Esther Hunt (Faculty of Education) will be offering a range of mindful practices and will draw upon the work of Professor Mark Williams, Dr Patrizia Collard, and Dr Sue Stuart-Smith (The Well Gardened Mind).

Wed 30
Wellbeing For Young People new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00

Ideas and resources for those working with or caring for young people. A set of ideas and techniques for Young People to put into practice and facilitate their own self regulated wellbeing resilience. Some of these are creative and practical activities, others are from trauma informed yoga and mindfulness.

July 2021

Thu 1
SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

A brief look at:

  • the psychological impact of the COVID pandemic and lockdown on adults and adolescents
  • the potential for mixed feelings as COVID restrictions lift
  • taking care of our mental health as we go back to our ‘normal’ lives

Dr Zoe Martin, Principal Clinical Psychologist in Major Trauma & Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Staff Mental Health Service Dr Anna Conway-Morris, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Training Programme Director for Child Psychiatry

Race Awareness - Sainsbury Lab new (1 of 2) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop tools for becoming an antiracist ally and to build a strong antiracist identity.

The training will be split into two 1h sessions.

This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

While the session may be most helpful to white colleagues, everyone is warmly invited to attend.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

These sessions are only available to members of the Sainsbury Lab

Our systems of recognition and reward play an important part in creating a positive research culture.

This session will look at the connection between recognition and research culture, and will encourage you to explore how you would like to be recognised, and how you can recognise others, in order to promote a positive and healthy research culture for yourself, your research group and department.

Fri 2
Cycle Maintenance Workshop new [Places] 09:30 - 10:30

University staff can attend this free 1 hour online workshop on cycle maintenance, learning the fundamentals to keep you riding with how to safety check your bike and perform a puncture repair. There will also be a chance to ask the instructor questions.

Is mindfulness training like physical exercise but for the mind, that will improve our health and wellbeing?

This is a frequent comparison, but how far can it be stretched?

We will discuss the scientific evidence available and explore its most critical issues before you decide to go for some mindful pull ups.

Dr Julieta Galante, Department of Psychiatry

Tue 6

This webinar aims to recognise how diet and lifestyle impacts overall health and wellbeing especially in the ‘new normal’ academic workplace, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, we will discuss how the food we eat and lifestyle choices we make can have direct and indirect effects on our function, and speakers will access practical strategies to integrate healthy habits as part of daily routines.

Wed 7
SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Thu 8
Building Wellbeing with LEGO new [Full] 09:00 - 11:00

"In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online 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.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 22 June so that a LEGO brick kit can be sent to you in the post in good time. You will also need to submit a postal address so the bricks can be put in the post by the end of 25 June.

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.

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."

Joining Instructions and how to register to receive your Lego Bricks will be on your booking confirmation email

Race Awareness - Sainsbury Lab new (2 of 2) [Places] 13:00 - 14:00

Come along to this session if you’d like to develop tools for becoming an antiracist ally and to build a strong antiracist identity.

The training will be split into two 1h sessions.

This will allow us to make space for discussion while not making the zoom meeting too long.

While the session may be most helpful to white colleagues, everyone is warmly invited to attend.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.

These sessions are only available to members of the Sainsbury Lab

Building Wellbeing with LEGO new [Full] 13:00 - 15:00

"In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online 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.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 22 June so that a LEGO brick kit can be sent to you in the post in good time. You will also need to submit a postal address so the bricks can be put in the post by the end of 25 June.

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.

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."

Joining Instructions and how to register to receive your Lego Bricks will be on your booking confirmation email

August 2021

Wed 4
SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Thu 5
SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

September 2021

Wed 1
SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Thu 2
SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

October 2021

Wed 6
SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Thu 7
SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

November 2021

Wed 3
SPACE : Carers @ Cambridge new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00

Virtual afternoon tea and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining details will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Thu 4
SPACE : Parents @ Cambridge new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00

Virtual coffee and chat to share experiences, discuss challenges and get updates on University initiatives and policies to support parents and carers.

Zoom joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.