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The dangers of mixing politics and religion (letter in The Guardian)

May

22

 
Giles Fraser rightly highlights the president of the Hindu Forum of Britain, Trupti Patel, arguing that only a Conservative government will defend the caste system in the UK but, unsurprisingly, goes ...

Broken Car, Frizzing Bees and Climbing Up The Walls

May

20

 
More commitment from MPS! Another update from MPS, this time a little closer to home - so no need for holiday-snap-jealousy. Felicity has an update on her activity this week, and Becky and Naomi h...

Marvellous Montenegro, Wonderful Wales & Delightful Derbyshire

May

20

 
Updates from our Foreign Correspondents! At Team MPS we enjoy sending our team off around the country to promote healthy living and exercise. This year for Commit to Get Fit, we sent 3 people off on...

BMEc Marking May Halfway

May

19

 
Team BMEc busy bonding in and on top of CTGF activities. Roving reporter JW brings you these updates from the field: Oliver - Really enjoying trying new things and spending a lot of time on the wa...

ITS go wild at Bouldering...

May

19

 
This week members of the IT team went bouldering… We felt apprehensive as we tried on our climbing shoes, were they supposed to be this tight? What if we fell off (hmm, turns out - not a pr...

CTGF - I love it when a plan comes together

May

18

 
So this year's CTGF is a weekly program of gym, outdoor run, indoor cycle, a 25 min swim and 1 or 2 yoga classes. I'll also be trying out Charleston and Bouldering as group activities. After last wee...

Careering Ahead.... finally!

May

18

 
Finally breaking the radio silence from Careering Ahead (CEC) CTGF team!! However, despite being silent, we are doing stuff, including lots of cycling to work, walking (including up Snowdon!), pilate...

ITS adventures in dance...

May

15

 
This week members of the IT team went to two dance classes… Bollywood and Egyptian dancing, from India to Egypt in a matter of days. Bollywood saw us taking elements ...

The Cap'n Walks The Plank (a.k.a. Coldean Lane)

May

15

 
Shivvering me timbers Our Team Captain, Becky, took up the challenge to walk home - although the weather wasn't as kind for her odyssey! Becky So, being the team captain and instigator of 'I ch...

Boxercise, The Long Walk Home and Mountain Goats

May

15

 
Another eclectic update from MPS! This week we have been taking the fitness to another level, getting involved in more physical activity and forgoing transportation home! Sizing Up Your Boxers Fi...

Walk; Forest Walk, special guest post by last year's CTGF blog runner up, Hilmi Jaidin!

May

12

 
“The woods are just trees, The trees are just wood.” - Stephen Sondheim When I was growing up, my superstitious mother used to tell me that if I looked into the wood...

Commit to get fit, Team BMEc? Easy trapeze-y...

May

12

 
Team BMEc have been quietly active so far in CTGF (aka I have neglected to write a blog post). We are greatly enjoying our shared spreadsheet where we log our activities though! Some diary highlights ...

Bouldering

May

12

 
Confession time: I have failed miserably at meeting my Commit to Get Fit goal of 30 minutes exercise a day. Our points system has also highlighted the difficulties of eating my 5 a day (I’m a ve...

Commit to Schedule - Dealing with Injury, Illness and DOMS

May

11

 
What is great about Commit to Get Fit is that you get a bunch of team mates together, most of us don't know each other well and then you've got something to relate to other than work and like any rela...

Netball, well, sort of...

May

11

 
Netball Crazy! The torrent of team trials and tribulations continues into this week, with a quick update on the Netball session. Becky, Naomi and Oonagh signed themselves up for some netballing (o...

A flurry of activity at MPS!

May

11

 
More activities for MPS There has been a flurry of activity over the past week, with a whole bunch of different activities being undertaken by our team. I was absent for all of these, so I will ha...

Being a First Generation Scholar at Sussex

May

10

 
Being made aware of financial support opportunities really helped me to decide what university to attend. I knew that I was already going to be bogged down with £9000 a year tuition fees, knew t...

Quidditch, Charleston, Elections, Reflexology and more!

May

08

 
Week one is over. The fruit bowl in our office has never been so full, brimming with grapes and easy peelers (which are invariably anything but). Because of this, I’ve never felt so guilty about...

ITS - Commit To Get Fit - 4 Do Charleston

May

07

 
Charleston caused quite a stir when it was rumoured to be debuting on Commit to get Fit this year. Great fun, easy enough to learn a lot in one session. Lots of flapping, jazz hands, strolling, ooo'...

You're a wizard, Harry

May

07

 
Another weird Commit to Get Fit update from MPS! Hats off to SussexSport again for the unusual but very welcome inclusion of Quidditch in the lineup this year! This works beautifully for a team li...