Local Events Bath

My Care Consultant & JUST Care Training - Bath
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9:30am - 4pm


Agenda
09:30 :              Arrival & coffee
09:45 :              JUST; Long-Term-Care exam session, geared towards CII CF8/IFS Cert LTCI
12:45 :              Lunch break
13:30 :              My Care Consultant; Business strategy - ways to offer Long-Term-Care Advice
15:30 :              Questions and close
 
 
JUST session
JUST’s session has been designed to help those preparing for the CII CF8/IFA Cert LTCI exam, or for those that have previously taken the qualification who require a refresher.
 
Key learning outcomes:

•       Understand the features and legislation relating to the UK care system
•       Comprehend Government changes to funding care
•       Understand regulation relating to long-term-care advice
•       Appreciate the divide between social and health care
•       Recognise how Financial and Needs assessments work and how assets are treated
•       Outline the differences between domiciliary and residential care
•       Describe the different sources of care provision
•       Recognise the role of long-term-care products
•       Determine where means tested and non-means tested benefits apply
•       Identify where the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies and the role of substituted decision-makers

 
My Care Consultant (MCC) session:
For those with prior experience of long-term-care planning, you will know that much of the (often urgent) client need, sits within non-regulated care advice.  Examples of non-regulated care advice include; navigating Local Authority and NHS assessments, checking benefit entitlements, and finding appropriate care.  This advice on average takes between 2-6 months, and without a carefully thought through strategy, firms can struggle to offer this to clients cost-effectively.  As advisers you have a choice to make; become a care specialist and offer regulated (paying for care) and non-regulated care advice in-house or outsource the non-regulated part.
 
MCC’s session will begin with an interactive group quiz to establish why non-regulated care advice is a minefield.  We will then look at the pros and cons of different business models, and how to provide care advice cost effectively.  We’ll explain the important role of a ‘care navigator’ and how firms can work with care navigators to support their provision of good quality care advice, cost effectively.  We’ll finish by looking at some real case studies designed to outline some common problems and needs that individuals and their families face when care is needed, and how to tackle these / where to go for information.
 
Key learning outcomes:

•       Interactive quiz - the minefield that is non-regulated care advice
•       The role of the ‘Care Navigator’ in supporting firms and their clients
•       Available ways to offer care advice cost effectively
•       The pros and cons of different care advice business models
•       Client care case studies
STEM Ambassador Extension Training
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10am - 12pm


Want to do more in schools but don't know where to start?
STEM Ambassador Extension Training has been developed to support STEM Ambassadors who wish to play a more active role in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
During this training you will be helped to:

increase your confidence in presenting in front of different audiences 
develop your own STEM Ambassador activities and adapt them appropriately 
explore the range of STEM activities on offer from the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution
share ideas and experiences with other STEM Ambassadors

To put on this event we are working with our friends at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI). The BRLSI's Queen's Square building hosts their museum collection and events, and the STEM Ambassador Extension Training will be held in their one of their amazing meeting rooms.
To register, click on the green button above and complete the short registration questionnaire. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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10am - 10pm


The Great Game is a daily exciting Treasure Hunt that you do on your own time when ever you want around the beautiful City of Bath. Upon purchasing your ticket please email info@ggtreasurehunts.com to redeem. There a different tickets for different groups of people. 
Single route - for 1-2 people or 3-4 people is great for seeing the sights and using your brain.
Once the ticket is redeemed via email your treasure hunt pack will be mailed out to you so please provided your address in your email. Each pack includes discount wrist bands for each player, a clipboard, a real compass, a map, the clues sheet, a prize sheet, a brief history of Bath and a pen.
Let us know the time you wish to begin your hunt and we will book you a table at the finishing "Treasure" a historic Bath Pub steeped in History, where you will 20% off your food and drink bill.
The Hunt starts at Bath Train Station and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete, solving clues and riddles and puzzles as you wind through Bath viewing the sites of the city and trying to find the "Treasure" - The pub, where you simply show your Treasure Hunt wrist band to the staff to get your 20% discount on your food and drink bill.
You will be sure to have a fantastic half day or evening out!
Create More Time, Be More Productive - Bath
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10am - 1pm


Create More Time & Be More Productive
This event is available free of charge to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset thanks to the European Regional development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium.
If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help
There will always be only 24 hours in a day - that’s a fact, yet how many times have you heard yourself say that you just wish you had more time?
What you really need most is more space, not more time.  You need space to think, to plan and to decide, so that you can be in a productive state and get things done.  And you need a system to help you with that.
 Based on David Allen's approach to getting things done, the workshop covers:

The 6 horizons of Purpose 
Perspective and control - how to get the right balance of each so that you move from victim of circumstance to captain and commander.
The 5 steps that need to become habit.   

 During the workshop, we will also explore some tips and tools for planning;

Taking back control, and the 5x50 productivity formula.
The art of saying "NO", and rules of engagement.  

 
And for the inevitable times when you feel overwhelmed, we also include a few techniques for managing stress.
 
There will be plenty of opportunity for rich discussion and for learning from each other.
 
 
The presenter: John Hardwick
 John runs More From Coaching Ltd and supports new and established leaders who want to develop strong and trusting working relationships with their teams, and get results through the efforts of their people. 
He has over 40 years of engineering management, design, R&D, supply chain and leadership coaching & training experience.
 
 #wegrowthhub #marketing #financinggrowth #governmentsupport
 
 
Lunchtime Boules @ Queen Square
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
1pm - 3pm


A casual lunch time arrangement for a knock about with whoever attends. Very popular last year, let's see if we can continue some interest now winter is with us

I will bring a set of 8 boule which we can share around.

IF PERSISTENT RAIN I WILL CANCEL
Math Teaching as a Career part 2: interactive session
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1:15pm - 3:05pm


The interactive accompanyment to the MASH talk https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-maths-as-a-career-tickets-43838468038.
You may attend this part without attending the first, and do not need to register for this event.
See you there!
Foundations in Medical Education - Session 2 Bath
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1:30pm - 4:30pm


Session 2 - Facilitationg small group learning
This free programme is for colleagues in the Clinical Academies who teach University of Bristol Student Doctors.
Please do not make duplicate bookings. We will only accept bookings made using University of Bristol, NHS and Doctors.org email addresses - bookings made with any other email addresses will be deleted.
From Computational Metaphysics towards Computational (pseudo) Ethics
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2:15pm - 4pm


From Computational Metaphysics towards Computational (pseudo) Ethics
Dr Christoph Benzmueller explores the need for intelligent machines to explain their actions and decisions
 

IMI Thematic Semester talk
When: Wednesday 14 March 2018, 2.15 - 4pm
Venue: University of Bath, Building 8 West, Room 2.1
Audience: FREE event at the University of Bath, open to all with a ticket 

If humans and intelligent machines are supposed to peacefully co-exist, appropriate forms of machine-control and human-machine-interaction are required. Intelligent machines should assess and explain their actions and decisions in a form that is accessible to human understanding. Such normative reasoning is needed to explain ethical, moral and legal aspects of decisions made and cannot be realised based on statistical methods alone. In recent AI systems, which put a strong focus on machine learning, this aspect appears neglected.
The question is, what are the best formal structures to support advanced normative reasoning in intelligent machines? Benzmüller argues for the development of a flexible reasoning infrastructure, supporting experiments with advanced logical systems for normative reasoning. The framework he proposes is based on the meta-logical approach that he has successfully applied (together with colleagues and students) in previous studies in philosophy, computer science and maths.
In this presentation Benzmüller will outline this approach and illustrate it with a prominent showcase from metaphysics: a computer-supported analysis of Kurt Gödel’s variant of the argument for the existence of God. He will then provide evidence that the very same approach can be adapted to support corresponding experiments in intelligent machines.

Dr Christoph Benzmueller
 

Dr Christoph Benzmueller is affiliated as a Privatdozent for Computer Science and Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin and Saarland University, Saarbrücken. He also holds a visiting position at the University of Luxemburg.
Christoph received his PhD (1999) and his Habilitation (2007) in computer science from Saarland University. In 2012, Christoph was awarded a Heisenberg Research Fellowship of the German National Research Foundation (DFG).
Christoph is an expert in higher-order automated and interactive theorem proving, which he uses as a basis for an approach towards universal logic reasoning. His broader interests concern all aspects of knowledge representation and reasoning. Christoph is well known for his interdisciplinary applications; most recently, for example, he has pioneered, together with colleagues, the area of computational metaphysics.
Christoph is trustee and vice-president of CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), board member of AAR (Association of Automated Reasoning) and spokesman of the section Deduction Systems of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.


Programme
2.15pm From Computational Metaphysics towards Computational (pseudo) Ethics3.00pm Question and Answer session3.30pm Refreshments 4.00pm Close

This event is free to attend, but please register by Wednesday 7 March 2018. For further information please email r.willis@bath.ac.uk or visit the IMI webpage. 

This event is part of the IMI Thematic Semester Machine Learning: Algorithms and Ethics and is arranged by both Institute for Mathematical Innovation and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.               
Teachers Cyber Security Workshop - Bath
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4:15pm - 5:45pm


On behalf of Computing At SchoolCyber Security WorkshopHosted bybeverly.clarke@computingatschool.org.ukAtBeechen Cliff SchoolWednesday Mar 14, 2018 from 4:15PM to 5:45PMLight refreshments availableA chance for teachers of pupils from year 6 through to year 10 to gain hands on experience of Cyber activities. Speakers/presenters will be from Cyber Security Challenge UK, South West Police Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) and CAS.
For further information: Beverly Clarke ()Electronic PrivacyComputing At School (CAS) communicates with its interested parties by email. I understand that CAS will not pass on my email address to other organisations.Data Protection Act 1998CAS as part of the BCS Group will hold your personal data on its computer database and process it in accordance with the Act. This information may be accessed, viewed and used by CAS for administrative purposes and conducting market research. All of these purposes have been notified to the Commissioner. If you are based outside the European Economic Area (the 'EEA'), information about you may be transferred outside the EEA in accordance with the requirements of the Act.Full legal and privacy notices: http://www.bcs.org/category/5655
Brain Rhythms - Our Internal Sat Nav
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5pm - 6pm


The networks of the brain show highly rhythmical activity in both wake and sleep. These rhythms are enormously important for determining how we think and act, and how quickly we accomplish these processes. I want to explore one area  in which brain rhythms are extremely important. We all posses an internal SatNav system that allows us to find our way around in familiar and novel environments and I will discuss how certain brain rhythms are essential for setting up this navigational system and modifying it to help us navigate our daily lives.


Professor Roland Jones is a Pharmacology Professor at the University of Bath. He is interested in synchrony and oscillations in brain networks in health and disease. His research focuses on the control of synchrony in neuronal networks of temporal lobe brain structures. In particular he is interested in how network activity is altered in epilepsy, and how abnormal network activity in epilepsy may be repaired by anticonvulsant drugs.

FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
All age talk: Closing the Gap - The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers
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5:15pm - 6:15pm


Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians’ difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety.
In this all-age talk, which shares its title with her new book, Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made -- a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, and a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.
This talk is part of the Minerva Series at the University of Bath. A year wide programme of talks and lectures. 


Dr Vicky Neale, is the Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College at the University of Oxford. She is also a Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol. Before working at Oxford Vicky used to be a Senior Teaching Associate in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, and she was also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She did her PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge on Bracket quadratics as asymptotic bases for the natural numbers, with Professor Ben Green. 
Vicky has recently publisehd a book by thesame title as this talk Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers in October 2017.


FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a 45 minute talk.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

Kundalini Yoga Group
Bath Kundalini Yoga Meetup
6pm - 7:30pm


• What we'll do:

When life gets challenging, you might find yourself in a crumpled heap on the floor! On the other hand, you can meet the challenge with calm creative solutions. The Kundalini Yoga kriya we will do this Wednesday is designed to strengthen the nervous system so you can handle the pressure and stress of life just that way: calmly and creatively. It’s a lively workout which will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.

I will give a brief introduction to Kundalini Yoga and then guide the group through a warm- up, a set of physical postures (called a kriya), a long relaxation and a meditation. There is a breakout area available for socialising afterwards and I will be around to answer any questions you may have.

• What to bring
Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, but don’t worrry- there will be spares. Also bring a light blanket and / or extra layers to keep you cosy during the long relaxation. There is a £5 contribution requested for this class.

• Important to know
Kundalini Yoga is a very fun and uplifting practise which supports you to relax, to improve your fitness and to connect more deeply with yourself. Absolute beginners are most welcome to this group.
Starting in Business Workshop Bath
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6pm - 9pm


This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
This event is restricted to residents and business based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you do not qualify under this criteria please email info@coolventures.co.uk or call 01225 580850 as we may be able to help under a different scheme.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?
Are you the owner of a newly started business in Bath & North East Somerset?
Would you benefit from receiving start-up advice and guidance from an experienced business adviser?
BANES Council and Cool Ventures have combined to provide a series of workshops and one-to-one Advice Clinics that are free of charge to eligible businesses. ‘Starting in Business’ is the starting point for people intending to start new business, but there are a range of other topics including Understanding Finance, Strategic Planning and Preparing a Business Plan.
These workshops will provide you with the fundamental information you need to consider when going self-employed or starting a business.
Starting in Business workshops will cover:
Is self employment /setting up a business right for me?Understanding how to set upComplying with legislationHow to find customersNext Steps
This introductory workshop forms part of our Business Start up Programme and we recommend you follow up with our 1 day Business Essentials workshop.
For more information on how Cool Ventures can provide free support for your business, call us on 01225 580850!

 #wegrowthhub #startup #governmentsupport
For more information go to http://www.coolventures.co.uk/banes
A Tale of Two Books!
Bath Self-Empowerment Book Club
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Hi Everyone :)

There is a choice of two books for our next meetup. The first is The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer and the second is The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage.

As with the last book there is no pressure to finish either of these books. Read a section, read it all, or go nuts and read them both!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 14th - newcomers always welcome :)

Warmly

Kathryn xx

• What to bring

• Important to know
FilmScore Final 2018
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6:30pm - 9pm


If you are interested in film and music do NOT miss this event!
We will hear from our inspirational judges - who are all screen composers - and watch the short listed films which have been scored by the 2018 entrants.
Featuring amazing indusrty judges including:
Alastair King who has orchestrated over 100 film, TV and video game projects including Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, The Martian, Downton Abbey and Doctor Who.He regularly collaborates with some of the leading media composers working today as well as teaching master classes in composing for screen.
Hutch Demouilpied is a composer, sound designer and musician who recently completed the soundtrack to the feature film The Levelling.
“Hutch’s sparse, spine-tingling musical cues combine plaintive keyboards with low strings, processed voices, wind instruments and musical saw, physical sounds that seem to bubble up from the soil” - Mark Kermode
Have a look at last year's event here: https://vimeo.com/223471113
Family Talk: Creation of Number
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6:30pm - 7:30pm


To celebrate Pi Day (14th March can be written 3.14) we have an entertaining overview of the very origins of mathematics and numbers. Deep philosophical questions, mathematical murder, puzzling proofs, and mysterious memes: they all lead us through the human story of numbers, to finish with one of the most celebrated mathematical images of modern times.
Along the way:

Who killed Hippasus?
Just why is A4 paper 297mm long?
How do you know when there are -1 sheep in a field?
What is the square root of -1? Why does it matter?

The real question is: Is maths created by us, or are we discovering eternal truth?



Ben Sparks is a Maths Communicator who works across the UK and the rest of the world inspring and enriching mathematical knowledge amongst his audiences. Ben works part time with the Further Maths Support Programme (FMSP), based at the University of Bath, as a speaker, tutor and co-ordinator, and part time as a freelance maths enrichment speaker. As a trained secondary school teacher he regularly gives talks and workshops to schools and conferences around the country on a range of mathematical subjects. Find out more about Ben on his website www.bensparks.co.uk


FAQs
 
How much do the tickets cost? 
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages.
 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 
 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
A Mission-Led Bank for the West of England: Bath
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7pm - 9pm


Join us in Bath to discuss the social, economic and environmental case for regional banks and the development of Avon Mutual, a co-operative bank dedicated to the West of England
At the RSA we are supporting Avon Mutual (which covers Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath & North Somerset) as part of a wider movement led by the Community Savings Bank Association to develop a UK-wide network of customer-owned, regional banks. By pursuing a different business model these banks will bring a range of social and economic benefits to the region, tackling financial exclusion and boosting local productivity.
Avon Mutual will be an ethical and sustainable alternative to the big banks and will support small local enterprises focussed on issues such as building zero carbon homes and developing sustainable food and farming for the bioregion. This will fill a gap in the UK investment landscape which is well served by community banks across Europe.
This event is being held in partnership with St John's Foundation  and will bring together key stakeholders in Bath who are interested in the development of a mission-led bank that will drive inclusive growth in the region.
Event Speaker(s)
Jules Peck - Founding Director of Avon MutualJames Moore - Chairman, Community Savings Bank AssociationMark Hall - Deputy Head of Engagement, The RSA

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: engagement@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.
On signing up for this event you will automatically be added to the mailing list for Avon Mutual. If you do not wish to receive future emails from this network, please let us know. 
By registering for this event you agree to the sharing of your name, organisation & title and email address with the Fellow(s) and/or partner organisation(s) hosting this event. Attendees also agree to the sharing of your name, organisation and email address with other delegates at the event so that they might contact you through MyRSA or by email. If you do not wish this information to be shared, please let us know by emailing: engagement@rsa.org.uk.
Wolf Wine Wednesday Social
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7pm - 10pm


The second Wednesday each month sees our friends at Wolf Wine hosting an intimate wine tasting, featuring their favourite wines of the past month.After the session we drop some records and open the bar for people to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.Ticket price includes wine, cheeseboard and nibbles, and guided tasting.
Why do we Travel?
Café Philo Bristol and Bath
7:30pm - 9:30pm


• What we'll do
Details

Planning your summer hols? Maybe this discussion will help you make a more informed choice of vacation - or even staycation. Thanks to Mark for preparing this month's topic.

The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room — Pascal

International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million in 2016. Some 300 million more international tourists travelled the world in 2016 as compared to the pre-crisis record in 2008 [1]
Judging by the numbers, we humans are hard-wired to travel. Leaving aside the prosaic needs of modern life – commuting or shopping, or business travel – much of our travel is done for its own ends, in the form of tourism.
To our not-so-distant forebears this would have made no sense. The word “travel” derives from the same roots as “travail” meaning arduous or painful work [2]. This would have been all too clear to the pre-modern traveller, whose journeys were motivated by trade, religion, or their close relation, war.
So what do we expect or want to get from travel?

• Do we seek escape or distraction from a modern life that would otherwise be intolerable?

• Do we travel to find (or to change) ourselves?

• Is tourism a descendant of the religious pilgrimage?

• Why do we feel the need to visit old churches and the like in foreign cities despite having no actual interest in (say) Gothic architecture?

• Is the meaning of travel largely created by art and literature? (e.g. the 19th century invention of the Lake District by poets and artists)

• Or is its meaning constructed by marketing messages and commercial interests?

Does travel live up to our expectations – do we find what we are looking for?

• Or do we experience what Alain de Botton calls the “disappointment of travel” (we envisage the white sands and blue seas, but not the over-crowded airports and planes, humdrum food and tummy bugs) [3]

• It's said that "Wherever you go, there you are" – are there ways to avoid this?

Is travel ethical?

• Does it damage the global environment? – flying has one of the largest single impacts on an individual’s greenhouse gas emissions.

• Does it damage the local environment? e.g. destruction of habitat, unsustainable pressures on water or other resources.

• Do we exploit local inhabitants? This might be economic (poverty-level wages), social/political (supporting regimes with poor human rights records), or otherwise.

• But conversely, "tourism is now a key development driver in the global South and … can be a huge force for good, helping local communities by providing employment, improving living standards and acting to protect natural resources and habitats." [1]

How can we make the most of our travel while avoiding the pitfalls?

What do you think – will you travel to Cafe Philo to discuss it?

Links:
[1] Tourism Concern, Annual Report 2017 https://www.tourismconcern.org.uk/about/annual-reports/
[2] Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel

• What to bring

• Important to know
Free Meditation & Yoga – just show up–we start on Wednesday in Bath 7.30pm
Free Meditation & Yoga Bath
7:30pm - 9pm


Introduction

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Hello there! - We'd like to welcome you to Free weekly meetings hosted by Michael, Bernard which take place at the:

John Williams Room (2nd Floor), United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ,

on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. No Mats or special clothing required.

All across the globe, many are seeking new sources of energy. Meanwhile, the most transformative energy of all is hiding in plain sight, within us. It's natural, sustainable, and infinitely renewable. It's called inner kundalini energy. And everyone already has it — everyone!. It is often likened to an inner feminine or motherly energy which automatically knows about us and what is needed to help us restore balance and harmony within our subtle being. It works spontaneously, effortlessly, organically and cannot be paid for.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

Meditation is not just for mystics and monks. Sahaja Yoga meditation is for everyone. Anyone can do it. It's that easy. But with the Sahaja Yoga experience, you'll quickly realise, it isn't your typical Meditations 'R Us type class. It's much more than just feeling peaceful and relaxed. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has many layers, varied and deep. Explore at your own pace, in your own way. Our volunteer experts are always available to help.

Ready to plug into your inner energy? A Sahaja Yoga Meditation class is a great way to start. A few minutes of your life may be all it takes to connect to your inner energy and light the path to lifelong transformation. Sahaja Yoga is more than a temporary solution or quick relief — it is a journey, rather than a destination. It's all about energy — guaranteed pure and carbon neutral. You can never have too much of it.

The best part? All classes are free. No strings, no catch.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend, bring your self — all are welcome.

We have a web site here in London too which you can visit for more info about weekly meetings: www.sahajayogalondon.co.uk

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Brexit: Where have we got to and where are we going?
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7:30pm - 9:30pm


Bath for Europe are delighted to bring back to Bath the extraordinary Michael Dougan, who drew an audience of 700 when he spoke at the Forum in October 2016 (you can see the whole thing on http://bit.ly/DouganBath).
Michael is professor of European law at Liverpool University’s Law School and a global authority on EU law. His comprehensive knowledge of his subject is matched by his gifts as a teacher – his lucid analyses of aspects of Brexit have been viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube, and one 24-minute video reached millions.
We have asked him to make sense of where we are now and to explain what we can expect as the future unfolds. Once again, he will guide us through a thick fog of misinformation and misunderstanding. Bring your questions, whether simple or subtle, and get some straight answers!
Doors and bar open from 7pm.

Long Running Events:

Listening Booth Tour: Bath | Rebellious Sounds Archive
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23rd February - 16th March


Rebellious Sounds Archive at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath: 23rd February - 16th March
Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women's activism.
Head along to a venue near you (host locations will be listed here as they are confirmed). 
Join us at No 1 Royal Crescent on International Women's Day, 8th March, for a protest poster-making workshop. Email carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.
Listening Booth design

If you have a story of activism to tell then get in touch with Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot on carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com.
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With additional funding and support from:
 
...and our Rebellious Friends
Pencil To Paint: Feb - Mar 2018
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21st February - 28th March


“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
Topics will include:
Mark-making
Line, measurement and proportion
Perspective
Tonal value
Notān
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018
5 week Core Strength
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21st February - 28th March


The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
Content
With tennis in mind
Learning about the 4 quadrants of the body and how they affect posture
Learning about the inner unit and applying practical based exercise 
The course is made up of 5 classes, each enrolee with have access to our ONLINE PLATFORM of exercise tuition, throughout the 5 weeks to practice what has been learnt in the class, giving each enrolee access to Simon for questions. This is of course optional but will be give each enrolled further insight to personal development.

As soon as the person has registered an invite to pot in to our online services will be issued, the attendee will have the option to use this service or not.
Class
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 



The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
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19th February - 9th April


EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS
An 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy.

This course will run on Mondays from 12-2 on the following dates: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr, 9 Apr
The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford :)

ABOUT THE COURSE
Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to live happily and spread happiness to those around them.
It was created by the Action for Happiness charity to help people tune in to what really matters in life, connect with people around them and find small ways to start taking action.
On the course you will:


Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.


Enjoy expert videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.


Take time each week to think of small actions you can take to create happiness for yourself and those around you.


People find it really valuable and often refer to what they learn on the course as life-changing.
-- Click here to see the impact of the course and what people say about it --
Each week is based around a big question:
Week 1: What really matters in life? We'll explore whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2: What actually makes us happy? We'll explore the role of outer circumstances and inner attitudes in our wellbeing.
Week 3: Can we find peace of mind? We'll explore some of the skills and practices that can help us in difficult times.
Week 4: How should we treat others? We'll explore how to treat others and how we can become more compassionate.
Week 5: What makes for great relationships? We'll explore how our relationship to others impacts our own happiness.
Week 6: Can we be happier at work? We'll explore what makes us happy at work and what can we do about it.
Week 7: Can we build happier communities? We'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
Week 8: How can we create a happier world? We'll explore how to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.
-- Click here for a sample of Week 1 to give you an idea of what it’s like --
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to create happiness for themselves or others.
Maybe you’re someone who could do with some new approaches to try out in your own life.
Or maybe you’re passionate about creating happier communities and a happier world.
Either way, by coming together with others locally on this course you can find the inspiration and support you need find the actions that work for you.
Please note: this course is not group therapy, if you are experiencing severe challenges at the moment we recommend seeking alternative professional support.

HOW IT WORKS
The course is run by keen volunteers who are stepping forward to help spread happiness in the local area.
Everyone who joins the course makes a donation of their choice to be there.
It costs Action for Happiness about £90 per person to support each course so we ask all participants to give whatever they can to support themselves and others.
You can give as Supporter (£120) or give the Standard (£90) if you are able, otherwise please give whatever donation works for you - even if you can only give £5 right now you’re as welcome as anyone else :)


What are the highlights of the course?
“Sharing and learning from each other allowed us space to grow and taking away action plans each week focused our minds on pro active action.” ~ Jacqueline, London
“More or less everything is a highlight as it is mightily well researched and factual.” ~ Annick, Lindfield
“Being able to believe that I could be brave enough to change my circumstances/life, in order to be happier/make others happier around me.” ~ Michelle, Farnborough

GET IN TOUCH
For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers who are running it:
Lindy Leslie (lindyy@hotmail.co.uk)Rebecca  Rogers (becky@teachit.co.uk)
For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact:
courses@actionforhappiness.org
We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.
The Action for Happiness team
           


Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by volunteers who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama - the patron of Action for Happiness.
Action for Happiness is a UK Registered Charity (1175160).