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Courses and activities

Harriet Harman’s 2024 Roskill Lecture at Churchill College, Cambridge

The Stephen Roskill Memorial Lecture is on Wednesday 26 June 2024 in the Wolfson Lecture Hall at 17.30, followed by a reception. This year’s speaker is the Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman and she will be speaking to us on ‘The changing culture in British politics’. The event is free and open to all.  Tickets can be obtained here:

For further information visit:

HIAM Sports & Social Club, Putney Hill Rd. Prickwillow, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4UU

Phone 01353-688269   Website:  Contact details on website.

Lovely dance floor. Licensed bar. Level access. Raffle. Free Wifi. Ample free parking. Doors open at 7pm for evening dances. (1 pm for Tea dances)

50/50 BALLROOM & SEQUENCE DANCES at Hiam May/June/July 2024

All dances listed below are 50/50 ballroom & sequence, pay at the door.

Sunday Tea dances: 2 til 5 pm Members £6.50. Non-members £8.00 incl. tea/coffee/biscuits. Saturday night dances: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Members £7.50. Non-members £9.00.

MAY 2024
Saturday 25th: Nick Martin BEM


Sunday 2nd: Tea dance with David Last

Saturday 15th: David Ingley

Saturday 22nd: Mark Spafford


Sunday 7th: Tea dance with David Last

Saturday 20th: Paul Hadley

Saturday 27th: Gail Partridge

Plus: Thursday afternoon tea dances with CDs hosted by Amanda & Richard, 2-4:30 p.m. £4 including tea/coffee/biscuits.

Bowl & Chat
Newnham Bowls Club are offering a NEW weekly session for older adults this May and June for non-members to come along and enjoy lawn green bowling. Experienced members will be on hand to support and play with everyone who attends. The sessions will be held every Thursday at 10:30am until 12noon, with social refreshments included. The first session starts on Thursday 9 May and is a FREE taster, then its £3 per session. Bookings are required and can be done via our booking link HERE, or email for support with booking a session.

Current as of May 2024

Medieval Sokemen Living History Group present a series of Living History events at Longthorpe Tower

Presented by the Medieval Sokemen re-enactment group, the events weave together as a journey through the 14th and 15th centuries, giving you the opportunity to explore the Tower’s rich history and experience life as it was lived many years ago.

3 & 4 August: Longthorpe Tower in the 15th Century: The Whittlebury family reside at Longthorpe Tower in 1471 during a time of turmoil – the Wars of the Roses is underway and the Yorkist King Edward IV is launching a bid to get his throne back from the Lancastrians. Which side will Robert Whittlebury choose?

14 September: The Tower by Candlelight: Experience Longthorpe Tower lit by the soft glow of candlelight and uncover the fascinating tales of this remarkable building through a guided tour led by costumed characters representing diff­erent eras in the Tower’s rich history.

2 & 3 November: A 15th Century Christmas: Delve into the past with our costumed history enthusiasts as they bring to life the traditions from a medieval Christmas. Discover how the festive season was celebrated 600 years ago, with yuletide feasts, medieval games and an opportunity to take part in a traditional Mummer’s play!

To find out more and book your tickets, please visit Events can be booked individually, or as a package of four, saving you 10%.

City Hearing Aid Maintenance sessions
Don’t let your hearing stop you from joining in the adventures of life! Come along to one of 4 CDA Drop-In Hearing Aid sessions where we maintain NHS supply hearing aids, replace tubing and domes, clean moulds and supply hearing aid batteries. We can also signpost to other services.  Please see below for dates etc. See you there!

The Meadows Community Centre: 4th Thurs of the month, 10 – 11.30am
St. Andrews St Baptist Church: 4th Wed of the month, 10am – 12 noon
Cambridge United, Cledara Abbey Stadium: 3rd Thurs of the month, 1.30 – 3.30
St. Philips Church: 3rd Wed Quarterly May / Aug / Nov / Feb, 10.30 -12 noon

Current as of May 2024

Think Firstly of Your Walls: Inspirations Behind David’s Designs with Fiona Rose

Wednesday 19th June 6.30 pm

Join former William Morris Society Trustee and Arts Society Lecturer, Fiona Rose for a talk about David Parr’s designs and how his professional work for William Morris and George Frederick Bodley influenced his designs for 186 Gwydir Street.

£8 (£10 with donation)

Exhibition at the University Library

Do you read crime novels? Murder by the book at the University Library is now open for booking  (a ticket will also give you access to the UL tea room). The exhibition illuminates and celebrates the stories of the UK’s most popular fiction writing, examining crime’s place in our literary history, looking at the Library’s remarkable collection items, and stylish dust jackets, that represent more than a century of British book design.

This exhibition is suitable for adults and children aged 16+. Children are welcome.

May-August 2024

Hearing aids and railcards

Those who have a need for hearing aids are eligible to buy a disabled railcard. Unlike the senior railcard, you can use the Railcard at any time of the day and an adult companion travelling with you also gets 1/3 off their rail fare. It is also cheaper.


Current as of May 2024

Cambridgeshire Deaf Association

My name is Gerry Robinson and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association’s new Hearing Champion for Cambridge City. CDA runs Hearing Aid Maintenance sessions across the County where you can collect hearing aid batteries, have your NHS hearing aid tubes and domes changed and moulds cleaned. We also provide information and signpost.

We have numerous sessions running throughout the month, find out which ones are closest to you and book a slot in advance online

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help – Reducing the impact of hearing loss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire or call 01223 416141.

Remember, hearing aids need maintaining every 3-6 months depending on the type of aid you have.

Our service is completely free and wholly dependent on volunteers. We want to run further sessions in the city and visit more vulnerable people in their homes, so please, get in touch with me if you are interested in volunteering with us –

Current as of May 2024

Senior Lunch – The Cambridge United Foundation (CUF) monthly lunch is great opportunity to enjoy delicious two course meal, play some bingo and have some fun socialising with others from the community.  The lunch takes place on the first Thursday of each month and runs from 12:00-2:00pm at the Cambridge United Abbey Stadium.  It does require booking to attend.  Contact or  for more information and to book your place. The session costs £6.00 per person.

Current as of May 2024

Requests for volunteers

Join the Front of House Team at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology!

Are you… polite, friendly and helpful? Do you have good observation and conversation skills and an eye for detail?
Front of House Volunteers are responsible for visitor support and security in the Museum’s galleries; they provide a warm and friendly welcome to visitors to the Museum whilst also protecting the exhibits. They answer questions from visitors and deal with visitor enquiries. Front of House Volunteers are vital in keeping the museum free and accessible to the public and to those conducting academic research.
♣ Develop your skills and experience within a University museum setting
♣ Join a motivated and enthusiastic team
♣ Gain valuable experience that will enhance University applications or CV
♣ Meet new people within your local community
♣ Satisfaction of giving back
♣ Gain cultural sector contacts within a supportive environment
♣ Invitations to FOH talks from curators and collections managers.
♣ Access to Cambridge University training and events
Shifts are either Tuesday – Saturday 9.45 – 13.30 or 13.30 – 17.00. Or on a Sunday 11.45 –14.15 or 14.15- 17.00. You can pick up as many or as few as you are able, but a regular weekly shift is best.
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ
To apply please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form from then send it to: Kate Phizacklea, Visitor Services Manager For further information, telephone: 01223 333516.
Many thanks indeed,
Kate Phizacklea

Current as of May

Cambridge Cyrenians are looking for trustees to join their board

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness in Cambridge? Cambridge Cyrenians have been supporting men and women experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Cambridge for over 50 years.

We are now looking for new trustees to support our mission to empower those who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness and to make a positive difference to the quality of their lives.

If you’re interested in joining us, please see our trustee information pack for more information about the role of the trustees and how you can apply:

Current as of May

Wimpole volunteer recruitment event Saturday 1st June 10.30am to 3pm

National Trust Wimpole Estate is celebrating the start of Volunteers’ Week on Saturday 1st June with an invitation to join its happy volunteer family at Wimpole.

There is no need to book – just pop along between 10.30am and 3pm and ask for directions to the Old Rectory Restaurant where you will meet friendly staff and volunteers who can talk to you about current opportunities.

Current as of May 2024

The Rotary is a world wide service organisation helping communities around the world. Our motto is “Service Above Self”

Rotary in Cambridge has a long history of doing good work, however, to make sure this continues we are looking for new members.

Members of Rotary are ordinary people looking to have fun while working with others to find opportunities to help communities both local and further afield.

Membership is genuinely open to all either as an individual or a couple. Everyone is welcome.

To help our recruitment we are looking to establish a new Rotary club in Cambridge which meets in an informal setting and will look at ways it can have a positive impact in Cambridge and surrounding villages.

So if you are someone who is community minded and would like to meet other like minded people to explore how you can work together to help others then please contact us to find out more.

Please email club Chair Courtlin at

Current as of March 2024

Cambridge City Council would like to know how accessible their services and events are to neurodiverse people, and what they could do better. The Expert On Myself (TEOM) are conducting research and training for City Council staff, and we’ve been interviewing a range of neurodiverse people – that is, people who are autistic, ADHD, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic, or any other kind of permanent information processing difference – who live in Cambridge or nearby. We are particularly looking for older people, who are probably not diagnosed with anything, but who recognise in themselves that they have differences, and perhaps have family members who have differences, in how they think and behave due to having an unusual kind of brain. If you think this is you, and you are willing to take part in a short, half-hour interview this week or next week, please get in touch: or call Lisette on 07757435751. Interviews could be held on Zoom, over the phone, or possibly in person.

Current as of February 2024

Royal Voluntary Service

Do you like helping your community, love being part of a team or enjoy learning new skills? We’re now recruiting café volunteers to help us brighten the day of community centre and hospital users. Duties include:
• Serving drinks and snacks
• Preparing food
• Re-stocking shelves
• Cleaning tables
• Being a friendly face

Volunteering hours are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your availability. Whether you are looking to get out more, do something worthwhile or be part of a fun team, volunteering could be the perfect fit for you. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.

For more information or to apply, visit

Current as of February 2024