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Branch meetings

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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

Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Our committee member Martin Cowell shares his experiences of India: a fascinating journey.

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Prof. Kieran Clarke of Oxford University's Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology talks on Energy for the Brain: A ketone drink for Parkinson’s?


Professor Clarke’s research has led to a new food group, a ketone ester called ΔG® (pronounced "delta-G"), that may help in Parkinson’s by providing an alternative energy source. This is the story of how ΔG® was found and developed to the point at which it is being sold as a sports drink in the US and is now ready to be tested in Parkinson’s.

You can find more about Professor Clarke on the University's website here, and about her research group at this link.

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Our committee member Mark Jennings (Oxyjenn Consulting Ltd; Director of Health Improvement at the King's Fund) looks at The beginning of the NHS.

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Prof. Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor of Public Health at Warwick University, on What is wellbeing and what has it got to do with health?