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A free Bridge session is being offered to local residents, staff and students, as part of a University of Stirling research project into the health and well-being benefits of playing the card game.

The University of Stirling Bridge Club is offering a free ‘Give Bridge a Go’ session on Wednesday 19 September.

Card players, who opt to join the club, will then be entitled to a further eight free Bridge lessons, to be held weekly from Tuesday 9 October.

Samantha Punch, Professor of Sociology at the University of Stirling, has been carrying out research on why people play bridge, in partnership with the UK Charity, English Bridge Education and Development (EBED).

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Bridge is a fascinating, competitive, engaging and exciting leisure activity that is an ever-changing puzzle.
Samantha Punch Professor of Sociology

“Bridge is a fascinating, competitive, engaging and exciting leisure activity that is an ever-changing puzzle,” said Professor Punch, who is an international bridge player. “It impacts positively on players’ lives in many ways that transcend mental exercise, including friendship, socialising, travel and fun.”

The ‘Give Bridge a Go’ session, which is open to people of all ages, will be held in the Atrium on the University campus, from 6.30-8.30pm.

The fast-track series of eight classes will be held for Bridge Club members on Tuesday evenings, from 5.30-7.30pm, in the PGR Zone of the University library.

The lessons are being funded by a grant from the Scottish Bridge Union and European Bridge League.

For more information email: stirlingunibridgeclub@gmail.com or visit the Club’s Facebook page.

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