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Here we aim to list any Branch-related activities over the next two months. If you have an event that you would like to appear on this page, please email us at admin@oxfordparkinsons.org.uk with dates, details and contact information.

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To see our Google Calendar, just scroll down the page or click here.

Future events

January 2019

Wednesday 23rd January, 10.30am - 11.30am

Speech & Language Therapy at Littlemore Community Centre, 46 Giles Rd, Oxford OX4 4NW, UK (map)

A FREE pilot session for specialist speech and language therapy, developed in close collaboration with our Branch by Oxford Adult Speech Therapy. More details in the flyer available here, or by contacting info@oxfordadultspeechtherapy.com

The second free pilot session will be at the same time and place on 6th February.

February 2019

Wednesday 6th February, 10.30am - 11.30am

Speech & Language Therapy at Littlemore Community Centre, 46 Giles Rd, Oxford OX4 4NW, UK (map)

A FREE pilot session for specialist speech and language therapy, developed in close collaboration with our Branch by Oxford Adult Speech Therapy. More details in the flyer available here, or by contacting info@oxfordadultspeechtherapy.com

The first of these two free pilot sessions was at the same time and place on 23rd January.

Wednesday 6th February, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Prof. Mark Williams, founding Director of the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre, will talk on Mindfulness: how ancient wisdom meets modern science.

Despite its origins two and a half thousand years ago in Asia, the cultivation of open-hearted awareness through meditation has been found in modern studies to have many benefits. It seems to increase well-being and reduce stress and depression even in the midst of very difficult circumstances. In this talk, Professor Williams will describe how mindfulness works in theory and in practice.

Wednesday 13th February, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Casual Coffee in Summertown at The Bicycle Shed, 204-206 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7BY, UK (map)

Informal meet-up for anyone who would like to join fellow Parkies and friends for a casual chat over coffee. No booking needed, just turn up! The Bicycle Shed is a recently-opened café/bar at the south end of Summertown shopping area, next door to Summertown Cycles. Car parking is available nearby in Diamond Place public car park, and there is a bus stop outside the bar. We will have the use of a separate area in the café, and coffee and croissant is available for £3. Please be aware that the toilets are down a flight of stairs and there is no lift.

March 2019

Wednesday 6th March, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

BRANCH AGM

There will be a vote to accept the minutes of the previous AGM (7th March 2018), which can be found on our records page - please take a look before the meeting. On the same page you can also find the full agenda and list of Committee nominees.

Keeping Safe at Home: Aimee Petrie, Falls Prevention Practice Educator with our local NHS Trust, will  give a short talk on how you can minimise the risk of falls when at home or out and about.

Cheese and wine will be served at the end of the meeting.

Tuesday 19th March, 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Branch Lunch at The Greyhound, Wootton, Abingdon OX13 5PX, UK (map)

A great opportunity to meet and chat with other Branch members and their partners over lunch at The Greyhound pub in Besselsleigh. The Branch subsidises this event, making it very affordable - price to be announced, but last year's was only £10 per head.

Friday 29th March, 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Donkey House Players concert at St Laurence Church, South Hinksey, Oxford OX1 5BA (map)

Our good friends and loyal supporters the Donkey House Players offer another concert, this time with a Brexit theme including folk tunes from all 27 member states of the EU!

Saturday 30th March, 8.00pm - 11.00pm

Incurable Optimist at The Theatre, 2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL (map)

Oxford Branch member Paul Mayhew-Archer brings his touring one-man show Incurable Optimist to Oxfordshire for one night only. Tickets available online at this link.

Our events in an online calendar

In the Google Calendar view below, you can click on any event to see a full description. Within each description there is a Copy to my calendar button that adds the event automatically to your Google, Apple or Outlook electronic calendar. You can also use the Week/Month/Agenda buttons to see the calendar in different ways.

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Prefer the old events listings?

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