At the invitation of Paul Bolam, SPRING held its AGM on 15th July in the lecture theatre and seminar room in Pharmacology. The meeting included two lectures and lab visits for individuals with Parkinson's disease and their carers. In the morning session Paul Bolam lectured on 'The use of animals in medical research' and in the afternoon session Pete Magill gave a lecture on his research into beta oscillations in Parkinson's disease. The lectures were broken up with a tour of the labs, which were hosted by Elizabeth Hartfield in Richard Wade-Martins' lab, Katie Jennings in Steph Cragg's lab and groups were shown around the Basal Ganglia labs where some of the work that is being carried out was demonstrated to the participants (aided by Paul Dodson, Natalie Doig, Ben Micklem, Megan Dowie, Eleftheria Pissadaki). Organisation of the day was done by Jo Stocker and Chad Johnson ran the AV. Thank you to all who made the day a success.