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  • Discounts for Oxford University Staff
    • these are for people currently employed by the University, but if you have a university card and show it, you may be eligible for discounts in shops and museums in Oxford
  • University Pensions Office
  • DirectGov: Pensions and retirement planning
    • Oxfordshire County Council supplies all bus passes in Oxfordshire, including Oxford city.
  • Bus passes
    • (Oxfordshire residents only, and scanned passport-style photograph necessary); or visit top floor of Central Library in the Westgate, where they will even take your photograph
  • AgeUK
    • have moved their Abingdon office from their headquarters for Oxfordshire and Resource Centre. Their new address is Age UK Oxfordshire Unit 9 Napier Court Barton Lane Abingdon OX14 3YT.

The University Club is a great place to meet for food and drink, and to sit and chat, looking out over the sports ground behind, and it’s also an excellent place to stay overnight, with well-equipped en-suite rooms.

The Club is free to join for all members of the Association of Oxford University Pensioners. The Club can activate any current University Card or Bodleian Reader Card as a membership card or issue its own membership card for a £5 refundable deposit. Membership application forms are available at the club reception or can be posted.

The University Club is at 11 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ, phone number 01865 271044. A general e-mail address for enquiries is

Further information is available on the Club’s website at

Over 50% of people aged 65+ years take at least one blood pressure medication in England. These medications provide benefits such as reduced risk of stroke and heart attack. However, they do have potential drawbacks including increased risk of serious falls and side effects.


Research is therefore underway in the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care (Oxford University) to identify which of these benefits/drawbacks people consider to be most important. This information will ultimately contribute towards the improvement of medication reviews and their delivery. 


The survey is split into two sections: one for the person taking blood pressure medications (‘care recipient') and one for their chosen family member or friend. It is no problem if you can only complete one section – all responses are very valued.


Additionally, all questions are optional, the survey is anonymous and no background knowledge or personal medical information is required.  Each section takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete – please click on this link  to go to the survey:

More information can also be found on the Department’s website here

If you have any questions about the study, or would prefer a paper copy of the survey - please do not hesitate to contact me ( I am more than happy to help!

Please note that AOUP is not responsible for the content of any of the websites listed.

We aim to keep the links up to date, but if you encounter any broken links, please email