Parkinson's Oxford and DistrictParkinson's UK

Coronavirus - How we can help you

Click this link for our dedicated page of resources to help people with Parkinson’s and their carers, including:

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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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 with dates, details and contact information.

Looking for exercise and other classes?

Our activities page gives details of weekly exercise, dance and other classes at various locations around Oxfordshire and the city. Many of those classes are subsidised by the Branch so that you can attend at very low cost.

Use our electronic calendar!

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


April 2020

Wednesday 22nd April, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

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

Our good friends and long-standing supporters the Donkey House Players perform folk music from around Europe in the lovely rural surroundings of South Hinksey Church.

May 2020

Wednesday 6th May, 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.

June 2020

Wednesday 3rd June, 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.

Tuesday 23rd June, 11.30am - 4.30pm

Visit to Prof Peter Magill's lab at Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TH, UK (map)

Another opportunity to visit Oxford University's BNDU lab where exciting fundamental research takes place on how the brain works. Much of the lab's work has Parkinson's as a focus, and once again they are inviting members of Parkinson's local groups to see what the lab does.

Exact timings will be confirmed nearer the event, but the programme will include:

  • presentations by researchers, who will also take your questions
  • lunch onsite with students and younger scientists
  • afternoon lab tours and practical presentations
  • tea, "Ask the Researchers" and feedback sessions
About 10 places will be available for Oxford Branch members, so please register your interest as soon as possible with Pen Keyte

July 2020

Wednesday 1st July, 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 8th July, 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Blenheim Palace picnic at Pleasure Garden, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PZ (map)

Join us for a bring-and-share picnic in the delightful setting of Blenheim Palace's Pleasure Garden. Thanks to the generosity of the Palace, entrance to the Pleasure Garden is free to our members for this event.

Contact Nigel Hamilton for more details and to register your interest.

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 view the calendar in different ways.

Include all Branch events in your own Google Calendar

If you already use Google Calendar, you can easily include our Branch events into it so that all Branch dates appear directly in your own calendar. Here's how to do it:

All Branch events will now appear in your own calendar.

Prefer the old events listings?

To see our list of events with descriptions, just scroll up the page or click here.