Ambleside Showcase

27 April 2019 10:00 - 15:00

Rydal Rd, Ambleside LA22 9BB

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The Ambleside Showcase is free and a 'no booking required' event being held on Saturday 27th April between 10am and 3pm where you can wander the grounds and get involved in a whole host of activities that are suitable for all ages.

Learn

If you’re interested in learning about poetry, nature, sustainability or exploring the outdoors then there’s a whole day of seminars taking place. They’re being presented by our very own experts and most do not require you to book, you can just turn up on the day.

Additionally, there are interactive activities throughout the day such as soil testing, mindfulness and photography.

If you’re interested in history then you can’t miss our exhibition of charcoal wall drawings and artefacts from Fred Yates and Charlotte Mason.

Explore

As well as wondering the campus grounds, there are many ways you can explore on the day. There’s an Easter Egg Hunt for little ones, a film and media exhibition from our talented students and there’s even a chance to explore the predators on our site stealing our birds' eggs.

There’s a 4km guided walk for those wanting to take in the local area and for the more adventurous types, there's a chance to have a go at bouldering.

 

For more information:

Email ambleside@cumbria.ac.uk or call our campus information number on (01539) 430 274

Food and refreshments

Available at The Barn and Food marquees with a BBQ and canteens around the campus.

 

Come and see the stunning film and media work of our students

Presented by Mike & Steve (Institute of the Arts)

Location: CMB foyer and CMB005

 

AAFF Community Project looking at future Ambleside; an opportunity to find out what's going on in your community

Presented by AAFF

Location: Langdale Concourse

 

There’s more to being a teacher than teaching… come and build a den with us. Find out more about possible careers in education.

Presented by Stephanie Evans (Institute of Education)

Location: Beehive

 

Marketing & recruitment Interested in a specific course – come and talk to us

Location: Barn ground floor

 

Thinking about doing a Research Degree at Cumbria? Come and talk it through with us

Presented by Jamie Hodge

Location: Barn ground floor

 

Turning litter pick into art – a student-led project about using our recycling in more interesting ways

Presented by SU Recycling Society

Location: Rigg cottage area

 

Come and have a go at Bouldering. No previous knowledge needed. Equipment provided.

Presented by Borrowdale Mountaineering Society

Location: Bouldering wall

 

Sports injury screening & prevention: an opportunity to have Interactive screening for common movement dysfunctions associated with sports injuries, followed by applied injury prevention exercises and treatment.

Presented by Katie Walker-Small

Location: Langdale 101

 

Would you attempt CPR – come and learn this fundamental skill to provide basic life support

Presented by Stuart Ralph

Location: Langdale 005

 

Scaling the Heights with MHT: a hands-on exhibition of historical mountaineering artefacts

Presented by MHT

Location: Millet

 

Fred Yates & Charlotte Mason: an exhibition of paintings, charcoal wall drawings and artefacts

Presented by UoC

Location: Millet

 

Wellbeing development – helping people to ‘feel good and function well’ a series of fun activities to build trust and communication with everyone around us

Presented by Kaz Stuart

Location: Langdale 102

 

Visitor Economy Apprenticeships: Are you interested? If you would like to learn more please come and find us

Presented by Paul Armstrong

Location: The Barn (Lower Ground Floor)

 

Puzzle trail – find the hidden message and win a small prize. Collect your forms from the Barn Reception.

Location: Cross-campus

Start: 10.00

 

10.00 to 12.00 - Taking better photos with your smartphone.

Bring your phone, waterproofs and warm clothing (8+)

Presented by Neil Windett

Location: IT room, first floor, Charlotte Mason and outside on site

 

10.15 to 10.45 - Your soil (organic) matters! Bring along a bag of your soil to test in our labs.

Presented by Mauro Lanfranchi

Location: Flexi Lab

 

10.30 to 15.00 - Earth timeline game – how important are humans in the life of the Earth? & Lemonade business e-game: test your wits as a budding lemonade salesman.

Presented by Grace Hurford & David Murphy

Location: Franklin

 

11.00

 

11.00 - Great Easter Egg Hunt! (Collect your forms from the Barn Reception to find your Eggs)

Presented by Mark Lawton & Simon McCabe

Location: The Barn Reception

 

11.00 - Lichen Hunting for beginners! Learn more about these weird fungi/algae hybrids and their importance for pollution monitoring (family friendly)

Presented by Carrie Hedges

Starting at: CMB (First Floor - Inside and Outside)

 

11.00 to 12.00 - Mindfulness session, come and learn how to de-stress and take control!

Presented by Shehzad Mallik

Location: Leadership Centre (Second Floor) CMB

 

11.00 to 12.30 - Lake District Geology – learn about our explosive past with this interactive lecture.

Presented by Field Studies Council, James Margeson

Location: Flexi Lab

 

11.30 to 15.00 - Off-campus walk to Rydal Hall and the Cultural landscapes of the Rydal area – a 4 km circular walk with the chance to stop at a café for lunch.

Please bring a waterproof and walking boots and some money!

Presented by Jamie McPhie

Sign up in the Barn Reception by 11.30, meet outside The Barn Reception.

 

12.00

 

12.30 to 15.00 - Nest predation on campus – come and find out who's stealing our bird's eggs on site!

Presented by Volker Deecke

Meet: Clean Lab, Charlotte Mason Building

 

13.00

 

13.00 - Lichen Hunting for beginners! Learn more about these weird fungi/algae hybrids and their importance for pollution monitoring (family friendly)

Presented by Carrie Hedges

Starting at: CMB (First Floor - Inside and Outside) 

 

13.00 to 15.00 - Taking better photos with your smartphone.

Bring your phone, waterproofs and warm clothing (8+)

Presented by Neil Windett

Location: IT room, first floor, Charlotte Mason and outside on site

 

 

13.00 to 15.00 - Friction Fire lighting –try your hand at this fundamental aboriginal technique

Presented by Lisa Fenton

Location: Donkins Hill

 

14.00

 

14.00 - Great Easter Egg Hunt! (Collect your forms from the Barn Reception to find your Eggs)

Presented by Mark Lawton & Simon McCabe

Location: The Barn Reception

 

14.00 to 15.00 - How much carbon does a tree store? Come and measure it with Dr Andrew Leslie.

Presented by Andrew Leslie

Location: Outside Beehive

 

14.00 to 14.30 - Your soil (Organic) matters! Find out what your soil tests reveal

Presented by Mauro Lanfranchi

Location: Flexi Lab

 

End: 15.00

10.00 - What is Sustainable Forest Management and how it fits with the National School of Forestry

Presented by Mark Tomlinson

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

10.30 - Sea kayaking around the Inner Hebrides

Presented by Nigel Dykes

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

11.00 - The ‘Cult of Athleticism’: 1930s poets in Cumbria

Presented by Penny Bradshaw

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

11.30 - Poetry, please

Presented by Lucy Burnett

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

12.00 - Bushcraft as a nature connection

Presented by Lisa Fenton

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

12.30 - Intermission

 

13.00 - Upland farming in the Lake District

Presented by Lois Mansfield

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

13.30 - Photos of outdoor experiences on social networking sites

Presented by Heather Prince

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

14.00 - Butterflies as biodiversity indicators

Presented by Darrell Smith

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

14.30 - Why do we do Outdoor Education at Ambleside?

Presented by Richard Lemmey

Location: Charlotte Mason Building (Heelis Theatre)

 

10:00 - The Lake District: World Heritage Site

Presented by Alex McCroskie

This opening talk by the Lake District Park will explore what it means for the Lake District to be a UNESCO world heritage site and what benefit it brings the local community and visitors.

Please book your free ticket to this event.

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14:00 - My Cumbria: What It Means To Me And Its Value To The Wider World

Presented by Paul Rose

Paul Rose the TV Present, Public Speaker, Polar Guide, Explore and Local Resident will speak about why Cumbria and the Lake District is important to him and why is it important in the wider world. 

Please book your free ticket to this event.

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