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Monday, 20 May  |  The Anchor

Welcome to Mahwe Oxford. We'd like to invite you for an inspirational evening to listen to a thought-provoking talk followed by a group discussion over a delicious meal with like-minded people. This week we welcome Leah Maclean who will talk about moving away from the diet mentality toward intuitive eating. Our Mahwe events are relaxed and uplifting, you will meet positive people and leave with new ideas.


Life At Work: Purpose, passion and hours well spent

What is work for? Is it to earn a living? Is it to pursue a passion, or a dream?

Do we just accept our role at work, or do we push on up the hierarchy? Who gets in the way and how do we deal with them? Does this mean only unpleasant people get to the top?


When we say we enjoy our work, what do we mean? For those who don’t like their job – are they trapped?


Are you a slave to your work, unable to leave because you fear the loss of your salary, or a volunteer who happens to get paid but would do the same job for nothing you love it so much?


Whether you work for someone else, for yourself, or if you employ others, then this talk will open up a discussion around how we feel about work.


In this talk I will explore with you the subtle differences in work practices that can impact so much on how we feel about our work. This will apply to you as an employee, and will also apply if you run a business and are thinking of changing your career path.



Speaker: Mike Jennings

After training as an accountant Mike worked for a growing start-up tech company and then a family building contractor before taking over his family business which involved managing and developing a business park near Oxford. Starting with three people in 1992, he grew the business to 15 people by 2012, then he handed over the reigns to his team so that he could focus on developing the cultural themes he introduced to his family business.

Mike is now a published author, TEDx speaker and a Key Note speaker at events around the UK and beyond. He talks mainly about people in business, and how your team can be inspired by how you behave and what you believe in. He intersperses his talks with stories from his own experiences.


Mahwe is a personal development community. It’s a space for you to learn, reflect, get new ideas and share your personal growth journey with like-minded people.


At Mahwe you will hear thought-provoking talks, you’ll find a place where you can immerse yourself in meaningful conversations about a wide variety of topics, you will meet open and positive people who like you believe in the importance of personal growth.


Our groups meet twice a month, where we host talks and group conversations. Those evenings are welcoming, relaxed, friendly, fun and uplifting. You’ll get inspired and motivated.




7.30 pm: We arrive, get a drink and meet everyone

8 pm: We sit down, welcome everyone and share updates

8.10 pm: We share a meal together and chat

8.30 pm: We listen to a 30minute talk or kick start the conversation

9 pm: We open for questions and a group conversation

9.30 pm: We close the evening, but we often stay and chat a bit longer


If you are interested in coming along to the Mahwe Oxford event, you can purchase a ticket here. The ticket costs £25 and includes a lovely dinner at The Anchor in Oxford, where we meet. You can expect a warm welcome, you'll meet open-minded and positive people and enjoy a relaxing and thought-provoking evening.


You will be attending as a guest and if you like it (and we hope you will), you can attend up to two more events to see if Mahwe is something you want to be part of. And then if you'd like to join Mahwe Oxford as a Member, you can do that easily and we'd love to welcome you to the group. Membership is £50 a month and it covers you two monthly evenings including dinner. There is no joining fee or long term commitment, so if your circumstances change that is not a problem.

Interested? We are looking forward to meeting you!


Meet Kate. She has been a part of the Mahwe group for several months and would like to share her Mahwe Experience with you.


20 May 2019, 19:30
The Anchor
LIFE AT WORK: Purpose, passion and hours well spent


We enjoy a variety of simple dishes which are primarily vegetarian.

There are also options to suit your individual dietary requirements.

The Anchor | 2 Hayfield Road, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6TT | Tel: 01865 510282 | Visit the venue's website

Parking: The Anchor has a small car park at the back. There is also some free parking

on the streets nearby after 6.30 pm.