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Staff members invited to celebrate the festive season in style at upcoming Christmas in the Woodland event

As the countdown to Christmas continues, the University is excited to be hosting an event next month that is sure to make you feel more festive than ever

Christmas in the Woodland will consist of a wellbeing walk around Burleigh Wood with stop-offs along the route showcasing poetry and music as well as a discussion of the history of Christmas trees.  

The event, taking place on Wednesday 14 December from 2pm-3.30pm, will conclude with a group reflection on the meaning of Christmas and some Carol singing, with mulled wine and mince pies on hand to soothe your vocal cords after!  

This is the first time the initiative has run at the University and is being led by Rich Fenn-Griffin, the University’s Arborist. 

He commented: “I came up with Christmas in the Woodland with the overall aim of giving colleagues and members of the local community an opportunity to spend time outdoors in a beautiful space where we can also celebrate the festive season together.  

“It’s important to take time away from the stress our professional and personal lives can bring, and find a way to unwind to support our wellbeing. I look forward to seeing staff members from across the University in attendance.” 

There are limited spaces available for the event which will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Book your place online now.  

Those with dietary requirements and allergies are requested to email Rich one week in advance.  

Please note if poor weather conditions are forecast, the event will be cancelled with 24 hours' notice.