There are a number of events planned on and in the run up to World Encephalitis Day on Tuesday, 22nd February.

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Scouse Science Podcast

The special World Encephalitis Day podcast from Professor Tom Solomon, President of the Encephalitis Society, will see the return of actress and impressionist Jan Ravens.

Marking World Encephalitis Day, Professor Solomon will talk to Jan about how encephalitis - inflammation and swelling of the brain - had a devastating impact on her family.

This free event will be streamed via Zoom and the University of Liverpool Facebook page.

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Winchester Cathedral Choral Evensong on World Encephalitis Day

At 5:30pm (GMT) on Feb 22nd, Winchester Cathedral will be offering Evensong in celebration of World Encephalitis Day.

The service will feature an introduction from Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive, as well as a reading by Rebecca Adlington OBE and a performance by fellow Encephalitis Society Ambassador, Aliki Chrysochou. 

The service will be broadcast live from Winchester Cathedral and can be watched on Youtube.

Torch Light Parade

Burke Mountain in Vermont, USA, will be hosting a torch light parade for World Encephalitis Day. It will start from Warren's Way on Monday at 6.30pm EST . Please come and watch Mairead and Kayla as they "spread the red and shed light on encephalitis." 

Still Okay 20 Years After My Encephalitis Attack

Andrew, from North Yorkshire, will be celebrating his 60th birthday with 70 guests on Saturday, 26th February.

"I'm banning birthday presents, but asking guests to donate money instead. Since November, I have also been fundraising. I set myself a personal goal of walking 168 miles before my birthday. So far, I've achieved achieved 200 miles, including walking 13 Wainwright Hills in the Lake District over four days.

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Joel's 300 mile challenge

 If you live on the Isle of Man, keep an eye out for Joel Waterhouse who is aiming to finish his 300 mile challenge for the Encephalitis Society on World Encephalitis Day. Starting on New Year's Day, Joel set himself the target of walking 210 miles, cycling 100 miles and swimming 16 miles (over 1,000 lengths of his local swimming pool).

Read more about Joel's story