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Thrive During Covid-19 Project
The Thrive During Covid-19 Project, run by the St George’s community for the community launched during April 2020 with a programme which is wide-ranging and varied. Colleagues have given their time and energy to create videos, virtual events, resources and blogs. These offer you the chance to connect with others, explore new ideas and skills and find out a bit more about your colleagues. Each week, we’ll be publishing details of what is coming up in George’s Weekly.
St George’s Dance
Harriet Russell and Emily Cooper (Fashion Show), Aditi Mukherjee (India Society) and Shilpa Raj and Blessy Thomas (Diwali show) have organised a St George’s Dance video to the song "Better when I'm dancing" by Megan Trainor for staff and students to learn. We will be splitting the dance up into parts which will be published each week in St George’s Weekly.
Watch part one tutorial here
The full video can be seen here:
Keeping fit and healthy during lockdown
As part of the Thrive during Covid-19 project, Senior Lecturer David Rees, with help from his colleagues, has produced a video for staff on keeping fit and healthy in lockdown. The video includes:
- Ideas and inspiration for exercising in the current circumstances.
- Reasons to increase the amount of exercise you take.
- Ideas to get you moving during the day and reduce sedentary ways of living/working.
Watch the video here
David is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked in professional sports, private practice and the NHS. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students on physical activity and exercise promotion and the avoidance of sedentary behaviour.
Friday 29 May at 12.00noon – ‘Virtual’ SGUL Quiz, hosted by Professor Andy Kent, Executive Dean & Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University & St George’s, University of London.
Monday 1 June at 6.50pm for 7pm - Monday Movie Night.
Join Kirsten Hylan and Glen Delahaye to watch Jurassic Park together at 7pm. The film is available on Amazon Prime for those who have an account, or for rent on Amazon, YouTube or Google Play from £2.49. We will be setting up a Teams invite for 6.50pm, so we can discuss as the film as it goes along, or join us at the end (the film is 126 minutes long).
Jurassic Park (1993)
A pragmatic palaeontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.
Reminisce about a time when there were only four channels on TV, the first internet browser was released and the record for the highest grossing film of all time was broken by Jurassic Park – now available in your home, via the internet.
To sign up for all events, please email June at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our film gurus have also recommended the following films to watch:
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
May appeal to those who cannot get enough of Microsoft Teams calls, as the film is set entirely on computer screens and smartphones.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
The charmingly offbeat Hunt for the Wilderpeople unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
Explores the balance between reporting a story accurately and reporting a story in whatever way sells the most newspapers. The film also shows how a gullible public can be manipulated by the press.
Rear Window (1954)
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
With the protagonist unable to walk, the entire film takes place in one apartment. Much like many people’s lives these days.
‘Virtual’ Drinks with Rachael Bevilacqua, Head of Student Conduct and Compliance, Governance, Legal and Assurance Services
Thursday 21 May at 5pm.
Virtual lunch, hosted by Professor Deborah Bowman
Tuesday 5 May from 1pm-1.30 pm.
Knitting for Beginners session with Julie Leeming and Susan McPheat
Friday 15 May at 12.30pm