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Future events

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.

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August 2018

1st-26th August (every day except 13th), 5.15pm

Paul Mayhew-Archer's one-man Parkinson's comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Fringe website has more details and online ticket booking (only £10).

Thursday 16th August, evening

Barbecue in Wytham Woods
Our eagerly-anticipated summer barbecue takes place, as usual, in and around the barn at Wytham Woods. Please contact Jem Appleton if you would like to participate, as we need to know numbers for catering. Access is good, and there's plenty of shelter so nothing to fear from the weather!

Full details are available in the invitation leaflet, and you can find the Wytham Woods barn on this Google Map.

September 2018

Wednesday 5th September, 7pm

Branch Meeting: Feedback from the August discussions
Health and care professionals respond to the issues you raised in last month's discussion.

OPDC Open Day

Monday 10th September

Visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park
Wild animals, little trains, picnic and more, all in beautiful surroundings. Contact Martin Cowell for more details!

Monday 10th September, 1.15pm-4.45pm

OPDC Participants' Open Day
Free afternoon of talks and updates for participants in the Discovery Cohort. This event has always been fascinating and informative. More details here on the OPDC website or by clicking the image to the right. Advance booking is essential.

Sunday 16th September from about 11.30am

Table display in the University Church
We have the opportunity to present a table display of our work after Sunday Eucharist at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford. The service begins at 10.30am and ends at around 11.30. We will be able to describe what we do to those who have attended the service.

Sunday 16th September, 12.30pm-3.30pm

South Hinksey Village Fête
The Village Hall Committee has generously agreed to donate profits from their bar and barbecue to our Branch. We will have a presence there, with a small display of Branch material. Please come along and support this delightful event if you can.

Monday 17th to Thursday 21st September

Branch Holiday at Warner's Lakeside Coastal Village, Hayling Island. Four nights half-board with a group of friends from the Branch. Approximate cost £250 per person. Contact Martin Cowell as soon as possible for more details or to book. Make your own travel arrangements, or team up with someone else who's going.

Oxford Walk 2017

Sunday 23rd September

Oxford Walk for Parkinson's
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. This year we're asking everyone to ask their friends to walk to widen the sponsorship net. 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.

Weekend of 22nd-23rd September

BOXCAM 200-mile cycle ride
Once again Parkinson's UK stages its 200-mile, 2-day cycling challenge from Bristol to Cambridge with an overnight stop in Oxford. Our own Dee Hembury-Eaton has taken on the challenge - please visit her JustGiving page to sponsor her generously. Parkinson's UK has a web page with more details of the event.

October 2018

Monday 1st October

UK Older People's Day
As in previous years, Oxford Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) marks this national day by staging an event on Oxford Town Hall. You can find more information here on the OCVA website. We will have a stand at the Town Hall to publicise our work.

Wednesday 3rd October, 7pm

Branch Meeting: Dr Simon Stott
Simon works on Parkinson's at Cambridge, and publishes a brilliant blog with frequent updates from the worlds of academic and drugs research.

Saturday 20th October, 9:30am - 3:45pm

Parkinson's UK Members' Day and AGM at Conference Aston, Birmingham B4 7ET.
As well as the formal AGM there are two extended sessions on how the charity supports its volunteers. Registration from 9.30am, meeting 11.00 to 3.45pm. Lunch provided. Attendance is free to PUK members but registration in advance is essential, and you must make your own travel arrangements. More details of the day are here on Parkinson's UK website.