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


These are held in parish halls and community centres

Swap Shops
  • Orinoco: check opening days here
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

What's on at Headington churches

See the Churches Together in Headington events page

Public Lectures at the Biomedical Research Centre

John Radcliffe Hospital. 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

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 2018

Wed 21 March 2018

Science on your doorstep

Cheney School, 7.30–8.30pm

Lurking at the centre of our Milky Way is a black hole with a mass four million times greater than the Sun. Although we have not (yet) been able to see the black hole directly, we can measure its effect on the stars, gas and dust in the central region of the galaxy. Join astronomer and Headington resident Patrick Roche as he explains how we know the black hole exists and the new technologies being used to investigate this part of space.

Showcasing scientists who live and work in the Headington area. The event is free (donations welcome - towards a travel bursary for schools) but places must be booked:

Fri 23 March 2018

Old Headington Village Hall AGM

6.30pm at the Hall. See what the plans are for the hall's future. Brief formal meeting followed by refreshments when you can meet some of the people who look after the hall.

Fri 23 March 2018

Headington Singers Easter Concert

All Saints' Church, Lime Walk at 7.30pm

Brahms: A German Requiem

With Headington Singers Orchestra and
Margaret Cooper (soprano) and David Mallinson (baritone)

Tickets on the door £12, £10 concessions, children free

Tue 27 March 2018

Headington Ward focus meeting

Manor Hospital, Beech Road, 6.00–7.30pm

Wed 4 April 2018

East Area Planning Committee

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

Sunday 8 April 2018

Stansfeld Park Conservation Day

Stansfeld Park, OX3 8SB, 9.45am to 4pm. Parking on site is very limited so please avoid driving where possible, but limited parking is available on Quarry Road.

The recent snow has created a lot of extra work in addition to our normal spring tasks and we would love for you to come and help us carry out a spring clean! Fallen trees block many of the paths and clearings are choked with scrub. We’ll be cutting back, creating habitat piles and raking vegetation alongside a roaring fire while keeping energy levels up with hot drinks and biscuits. We welcome accompanied children aged 5 and over to help with the more lightweight clearing jobs. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their safety.

Thursday 3 May 2018

City Council elections

Sat 12–Sun 20 May 2018

Headington Art Weeks

Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Sunday 13 May 2018

Guided walks at Rock Edge & Lye Valley

Family-orientated event from the Friends of Lye Valley and the Oxfordshire Geology Trust at 2pm

Examine geology, flora, and fauna of the ancient past

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018

Headington Festival

In the central shopping area on the Saturday and in Bury Knowle Park on the Sunday

Monday 6 August 2018

Friends of Lye Valley AGM

St Francis Church Hall, Hollow Way at 7.30pm



Get Your Event Advertised

(1) On this webpage

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

(2) In Headington Occasional magazine

This is a new independent magazine for Headington:

(3) 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.

(4) 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.