“Learning never exhausts the mind” – Leonardo Da Vinci

In 2019 Fitzdares acquired Cerebral Gym, and in doing so added an arm to the business which has long bubbled under the surface. The two businesses shared a love for the quizzical, a disposition for learning and a passion for numeracy. Bringing the Cerebral Gym brand under the Fitzdares umbrella allows us to continue to curate talks and opportunities to meet and entertain where we know 100% you will be in for something different.


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Future events

Tuesday 7 January 2020, Chelsea Arts Club

Mindfulness with Professor Willem Kuyken & Cerebral Gym

Kick-starting the New Year on the right foot, we are hosting an evening of mindfulness with Oxford Professor Willem Kuyken on Tuesday 7th January.

Professor Kuyken is well known for his work on depression, particularly his research on how mindfulness-based programmes can prevent depression and enhance human potential across the lifespan. We will be looking to explore his theory that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy works as an alternative to maintenance antidepressants.

The talk will take place at The Chelsea Arts Club on Old Church Street, from 7-8pm, with drinks at 6:30pm.

If you’d like to come, please email cerebralgym@fitzdares.com

Past events

Tuesday 19 November, 5 Hertford Street

Phillip Martyn Memorial Cup

Phillip Martyn was an iconic backgammon player who broadened the game’s appeal globally with his eponymous book and boards.

Born in 1938 he touched the lives of many before he sadly left us on July 23rd, 2019, aged 81.

It was a great privilege, with the family’s blessing, for Cerebral Gym to host a pairs backgammon tournament for the Phillip Martyn Memorial Cup – a chance for connoisseurs to share an evening across the baize to raise a spiritual glass to a titan of the game.

Monday 23 September, De Morgan House

Cerebral Gym and Bobby Seagull

An evening with University Challenge legend, Bobby Seagull, where we discussed all things mathematical.

Monday 10 June, Working Title films

Cerebral Gym and Addiction Awareness

Graham Beech, CEO of Action on Addiction, in conversation with Balthazar Fabricius, Founder & Chairman of Fitzdares.

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