Forthcoming Events in Headington area

Regular Events & meetings

Headington Market

This is now held near the top of New High Street every Saturday from 10am to 2pm

See Facebook for up-to-date information


These are held in parish halls and community centres

Swap Shops
Oxford Brookes University

Check the events designated for Everyone here

Ruskin College, Dunstan Road

Ruskin Theatre Platforms

What's on at Headington Theatre

See under External Shows here

Public Lectures at the Biomedical Research Centre

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. List here

Jogging/walking groups in Bury Knowle Park

Silver Joggers: gentle jogging (meet inside Bury Knowle Park main gate Thursdays)
Two groups: regular runners at 9.30am and new starters at 10.30am

Bury Knowle Joggers
Meet at entrance, Mondays at 6pm

Health Walks
Meet at library, Fridays at 10am

Headington Clubs and Organizations

For clubs and groups for both adults and children which hold regular meetings, see separate page

Headington U3A: online programme of talks

North East Area Forum

This city council forum is supposed to take place every three months, but is much less regular than this

Dates of Area Forum meetings

Headington Ward Focus meetings

Organized by Headington Ward city councillors

Held in various venues, usually in the months when there is no North East Area Forum

General information about Headington Ward meetings

East Area Planning Committee

Held each month in the Town Hall, 6–8pm

East Area planning meetings calendar 2016
(agenda added in the week before the meeting)

Calendar of regular events in Headington
Things to do outdoors
Photographs of past Headington events

including the Headington Festival, Golden and Diamond Jubilees, and the Boxing Day Mummers


For more up-to-the-minute information,
follow @HeadingtonNews on Twitter

Forthcoming Events

Fri 28/Sat 29 April 2017

Consultation on new building at the JR

Preliminary consultation on proposal to build a new neuroscience research facility on the JR site

To be held at Osler House (in the JR grounds, near Osler Road) from
From 4pm to 7pm on Friday 28th
From 10am to 12noon on Saturday 29th

More details

Sat 29 April 2017

Community Day at Ruskin College

11am to 3pm at Ruskin College, Dunstan Road

Live music, performances, and workshops, The Faces of Ruskin portrait demonstrations, advice on beekeeping, and wool-spinning workshops.

For the children there will be face-painting, a bouncy castle, craft tables and games organised by Ruskin students.

Ice cream stall and café.

Entry is free. For more information call 01865 759600

Sat 29/Sun 30 April 2017

Volunteer workday at Stansfeld Park

From 9.45am

All are welcome to join the Oxford Conservation Volunteers at The Oxford Trust's Stansfeld Park (OX3 8SB. On Saturday the team will be constructing boardwalk over an area of wetland within this woodland gem nestled alongside the ring road in Headington. Work will continue on Sunday with further scrub clearance and habitat creation.

Tue 2 May 2017

Possible development of Wick Farm

Meeting in Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus from 7pm about the potential housing development on the 280 acres of Wick Farm.

Thu 4 May 2017

Local Elections

(1) County Council elections for everyone;
(2) City Council election only for those who live in Barton & Sandhills ward (for vacant seat);
(3) Referendum on Headington Plan for those who live in the relevant area (see map)

Sat 6 May to Fri 30 June 2017

Bury Knowle Art Group Exhibition

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Wednesday 10 May 2017

East Area Planning Committee

Town Hall at 6pm. Agenda appears here about a week before the meeting.

Saturday 13 May 2017

Grand Opening of the Manor Surgery

11.30–13.30, with Andrew Smith MP. All welcome

Tour of the building, Health stall, Meet and greet past and present GP partners and staff, refreshments, live entertainment.


Sat 20 to Mon 29 May 2017

Headington & Marston Artweeks

Search for Headington here

Sun 27 May 2017

National Gardens Scheme: Headington Gardens

40 Osler Road, White Lodge, the Coach House, 9 Stoke Place, Ruskin walled garden, Monckton Cottage, and 10 Kennett Road


NGS: Headington Gardens

Sat 3 & Sun 4 June 2017

Headington Festival

See Headington Festival website

Sun 25 June 2017

Friends of Old Headington Gardens Open Day

Details to be confirmed

Sun 25 June 2017

Friends of Lye Valley Open Day in North Fen area

Details to be confirmed

Sat 9 July 2017

Churches Togeter in Headington Fun Day

More information


Get Your Event Advertised

(1) On this webpage

Please send details by email if you would like your event listed here.

(2) In Headington Monthly magazine

Headington Monthly Magazine is a free A5 magazine for Headington run by Nick Allnatt (please e-mail him <> and not this website if you would like to advertise in it.

There is one page for the free promotion of local non-commercial and charitable events. Please send Nick your event by the 1st of the month preceding the month of the event, but note that there is only space for two or three lines: your text may have to be edited if it is too long.

(3) On Community Notice Boards

The Community notice boards section of the Oxford City Council website tells you where to send your posters for every board in the city, including those in the central Headington shopping centre.