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Festival of Wellbeing – a mindful wander around Clare Hall

Date: Monday 4 July – Tuesday 5 July 2022, 12pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL (meet at the Porters' Lodge)

Join Clare Hall in a guided (or self-guided) mindful wander and outdoor meditation, enjoying the College’s beautiful grounds and gardens.

Mindfulness is about purposely paying attention in the present moment; noticing our surroundings and what we are doing, rather than being caught in thinking about the past or future.

You’re warmly invited to take in the sights, sounds and fragrances of Clare Hall’s green spaces this summertime. The guided session will begin with mindful sculpture sketching (no art skills required whatsoever, as we’ll be drawing without looking at the paper). We’ll then explore the trees along Herschel Road, before heading over to West Court for a short guided meditation, after which participants will be free to roam our gardens.

Time slots (there are 4 sessions in total):
Monday 4 July from 12pm-1pm or 2pm-3pm
Tuesday 5 July from 12pm-1pm or 2pm-3pm

Booking will be via the Festival of Wellbeing website once the full programme launches:

Detail on activities:

Practical matters:

Self-guided option:
You can also download or pick up a document from our Porters’ Lodge to enjoy a self-guided wander if you’d prefer to practice mindfulness solo or with your friends. This will be available from the beginning of July.

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge, located close to the University Library and neighbouring Robinson College.

For any queries ahead of or after this session, including regarding accessibility, please email Katrine Mackay via   

Those who sign-up will receive a confirmation email with details of where to meet and a reminder of what to bring on the day.  

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