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ALL OUR FACE-TO-FACE EVENTS are CANCELLED until at least the end of June.

We will continue to post updates here, and by email to members on our mailing list.

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Branch meetings

The Parkinson's UK Oxford and District Branch meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the W I Hall, North Hinksey Lane, Botley, Oxford OX2 0LT. Meetings begin at 7pm and end around 9pm.

Our monthly meetings usually have a speaker. Recent meetings have informed us about research activities at the University, other Parkinson's-related concerns, and topics of general interest. Some meetings are devoted to group discussion and feedback. At every meeting there is time for tea and coffee when members can chat together.

Non-members are welcome to attend a meeting, but we encourage you to join and become a member to take full advantage of all Branch events, activities and benefits.

Archive of previous meetings

Video recordings, presentations and other material from our previous meetings are progressively being added to our online archive. Take a look at our meetings archive page to see what's available.

Forthcoming meetings ARE ALL CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday 6th May 2020, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Branch meeting at Botley W.I. Hall, N Hinksey Ln, Oxford OX2 0LT, UK (map)

Paul Jackson-Clark is Director of Engagement at Parkinson's UK, and will tell us about From riding a Brompton to incredible feats of fundraising.

He and Kit Marriott, our devoted Branch fundraiser, will discuss how we can improve engagement, fundraising and raising public awareness.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Branch meeting at Botley W.I. Hall, N Hinksey Ln, Oxford OX2 0LT, UK (map)

Dr Andrew Gant talks on From Tallis to Tambourines: English Church music and its world

Andrew Gant is an Oxford City Councillor. He is also a composer, musician, and Lecturer in Music at St Peter's College, Oxford.

Wednesday 1st July 2020, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Branch meeting at Botley W.I. Hall, N Hinksey Ln, Oxford OX2 0LT, UK (map)

Nigel Fisher on The History of Wytham Woods

Nigel has served as Conservator at the 1000-acre Wytham Woods since 2000. He is known to many of us for his kindly and enthusiastic support of our annual barbecue, but his day job is to manage the woodlands and co-ordinate research activities.

Wednesday 5th August 2020, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Branch meeting at Botley W.I. Hall, N Hinksey Ln, Oxford OX2 0LT, UK (map)

Our annual open discussion meeting this year will explore Why do we get anxious (a prevalent challenge for people with Parkinson's) and the symptoms of anxiety.

Our annual discussions are usually supported by external facilitators and are followed-up with a more structured session of feedback, advice and solutions in September.