RSA READING: Wild Wellbeing with Ethical Reading
RSA Reading’s Wild Wellbeing
Can we improve our health with a dose of nature? Can the workplace enable us to connect with our wild side? What’s so good about growing?
Join the RSA and Ethical Reading for the launch of an RSA Reading Network. Our three local speakers will share their perspectives on the value of nature, followed by plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.
Erica Purvis – Exploring Nature’s influence on Design
Erica will be exploring nature’s influence on various forms of design and engineering, from biomimicry to ecodesign, camouflage to the circular economy. She’ll be sharing how it’s shaped her own design and career decisions, continually inspired and caused her to slow down and question her work and lifestyle to reconnect deeper with her roots, values and motivation for nature.
- Twitter: @technicalnature
- Instagram: @technicalnature
Christina Hughes Nind – Growing our way to health – together
Gardening together can improve our health and wellbeing, and it can work for so many different health issues. Why does it work? Christina will look at some of the theory and research, and introduce us to some of the horticultural therapy and nature groups in and around Reading.
Alice McGuigan – Our Elemental Bodies
Alice explores the wilderness of human beings through the lens of Yoga’s 5 elements; Earth, Sky, Fire, Water and Ether. How does this embodiment grow our connection to nature? Can this awareness inspire us to live mindfully and make conscious choices?
- 5.45-6.15pm: Arrive and meet other attendees and members of the Ethical Reading team
- 6.15-6.30pm: Welcome and introduction – Natalie Ganpatsingh, Louize Clarke (The Curious Lounge), Don Mclaverty or Claire Doran, (The RSA)
- 6.30- 7pm: Speakers and panel discussion
- 7-7.45pm: Discussion in breakout groups with feedback
- 7.45-8.45pm: Wrap-up and networking
Chaired by local RSA Fellow, Natalie Ganpatsingh from Nature Nurture CIC, this free event will be hosted in Reading’s fantastic new venue, The Curious Lounge. Refreshments provided by RSA South East. Free event but booking essential.