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Institute of Continuing Education: Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

Looking to pursue your love of learning, take the next step in your career or take your first steps along a new career path? Join us for our upcoming Undergraduate Virtual Open Day on 21st May, where we’ll delve into the world of undergraduate study at the Institute of Continuing Education

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CLASSROOM COURSE Mindfulness in the Garden in 3 separate sessions

Mon 19 September 2022 - Mon 3 October 2022

Botanic Garden

Enjoy three mornings with Chantek Mary McNeilage, a long-standing mindfulness teacher with a lifelong passion for nature, animals and the environment.
Welcome to exploring the relationship between yourself, mindfulness and all that is offered in the Botanic Garden. We are all by nature mindful and yet we can be distracted from our natural mindfulness by our concerns, particularly when we are overwhelmed by anxiety, fears, inner judging and the frantic demands of busy lives. Using the Botanic Garden as your classroom, you will discover the joy, the wonder and the powerful impact of becoming and being more mindful in nature and deepening your understanding of nature’s role in promoting deep care, compassion, healing and well-being. This course will lay the foundations of mindfulness, offer simple practices in the gardens, time for quiet and silence and also time to reflect, thus developing an invaluable resource for your day to day life. This course is open to all; no prior experience of mindfulness is necessary. The only requirement to attend the course is to ‘come just as you are.’

The course is open to those both familiar and unfamiliar with mindfulness – all are welcome.

Cost: £90

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.



In person

All times

Mon 19 September 2022 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Mon 26 September 2022 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Mon 3 October 2022 10:00AM - 12:30PM


Address: Botanic Garden
Classroom entrance, via the bike park on Bateman Street
1 Brookside
Email: enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 336265
Fax: +44 1223 336278