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The next Branch meeting takes place at .

For more details of forthcoming Branch meetings and how to get to the venue, see our meetings page.

Branch meetings planned for the current season are listed in our welcome leaflet, which you can download here.

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.

Use our electronic calendar!

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

Future events

August 2019

Wednesday 7th August, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Our annual open discussion meeting where we can share our concerns, explore solutions, and prepare questions for the health professionals who will join us at our September meeting.

Thursday 15th August, 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Barbecue in Wytham Woods at Wytham Woods barn (map)

Our much-anticipated annual barbecue in the glorious setting of Wytham Woods (map), with plenty of shelter to cope with inclement weather.

September 2019

Wednesday 4th September, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Responses to members' concerns raised at the August discussion meeting, with a panel including experts in nutrition, swallowing, and speech

Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Lecture by Prof. Richard Wade-Martins at Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, 43 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HG (map)

This lecture, entitled Parkinson's Disease: Why do brain cells die? How can we save them?, is promoted by The Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust. It will be given by Professor Richard Wade-Martins , Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at the University of Oxford.

Prof. Wade-Martins is well known to us as an excellent speaker, a very loyal supporter of the Branch and as founding Director of the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre.

There is an entry fee of £7 (free for students), payable on the door. Contact details for the Speedwell and Wellbeing Trust are on the attached flyer which you can download at this link.

Monday 16th September, 1.00pm - 4.30pm

OPDC Participants' Day at Jurys Inn Oxford, Godstow Rd, Oxford OX2 8AL, UK (map)

Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre holds its annual Participants' Open Day where those who have been involved in the Centre's research as study participants can learn about the research teams' progress and results.

The day's programme with full contact details is available at this link, and there is an online registration form. The event is open to the public, but places are limited so you must register in advance. Priority is given to study participants and their families.

Tuesday 17th September

Huntercombe Golf Tournament at Huntercombe golf club (map)

This annual event, kindly organised by Kit Marriott and generously supported by many of his friends, raises large sums for our Branch.

Sunday 22nd September, 9.00am - 2.00pm

Oxford Walk for Parkinson's at The Cherwell School North Site, Marston Ferry Rd, Oxford OX2 7EE, UK (map)

This event, organised by Parkinson's UK, is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Choose from three signposted and marshalled routes of 1½, 4½ and 8 miles around our beautiful city to bring in sponsorship for Parkinson's UK and our Branch. Our members traditionally participate as walkers, helpers, and marshals.

For full details, see the Oxford Walk page of the Parkinson's UK website. Contact Malcolm Benson if you are interested in supporting the walk as a marshal or helper.

Proceeds from the 2019 Oxford Walk for Parkinson's will go to support research at Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre led by Dr Laura Parkkinen. Her work aims to find biomarkers and techniques that can be used as early predictors of Parkinson's as well as monitoring disease progression and distinguishing different pathologies.

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.

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.