Welcome to EBED

The national charity for the promotion and development of bridge

Want to introduce bridge into your school? We can help. Teachers, parents or bridge enthusiasts, please email richard@ebedcio.org.uk

Refreshed and updated versions of the Bridge For All books are now available. See here for details.

Scientific conference held on the benefits of bridge

A conference, organised by the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland, took place on 20-21 April, with speakers addressing the topic of “Recreational Activity and Joy in Senior’s Life”. Supported by the World and European Bridge Federations, the first day was devoted to the positive effects that bridge can have in this area, in both improving social interaction, and in reducing cognitive decline. This was the first scientific conference of its kind.

One of the guest speakers was Prof. Sam Punch, of Stirling University, who is collaborating with EBED on its work in to the health and wellbeing benefits of playing bridge. Speakers from six other countries also presented papers on the work being done on the topic at their institutions, or by their NBO, showing the wide ranging interest in the positive impact that playing bridge can have.

To find out more on the work which EBED has done, and hopes to do in future, please visit the pages on our Health and Wellbeing Research.

EBED seeks part-time Chief Executive

EBED’s growth means it now seeks to appoint a part-time Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

This is a 2-days-a-week position based primarily at the charity’s head office in Aylesbury, with the role including: management of the charity’s staff and day-to-day activities; working with the Board and staff to develop and deliver business strategy, plans and targets; ensuring the sustainability and expansion of our activities and services.

More information is available here.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for the role and a cv to karend@ebu.co.uk. Applications close on 30th April.

Learn to teach minibridge

Surrey County Bridge Association are holding sessions in June for those wanting to learn how to teach minibridge.

These 'teach the teacher' lessons will help those who would like to introduce the game to a young audience, and are free to attend.

They will take place on 13th and 17th June in Farnham. Please see the information leaflet for more details and booking information.

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