• Thursday 13 January 2011
  • No. 4939
  • Vol 141


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Open Study Days
St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality study days, Saturdays, 10.30–4, St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford: 5 Feb.: 'Religious orders today: purpose and challenges'; 19 Feb.: 'Holy women in Syriac tradition and in early Enlightenment Europe.' An evening with Metropolitan Kallistos: 'Prayer,' Thurs. 3 Mar., 8 p.m. Study days free for students with card. Non-students £5. No booking needed. Information:; 01865 310341;

Oxford Chamber Music Society concerts
Oxford Chamber Music Society concerts in Holywell Music Room, Sundays, 3 p.m.: 16 Jan.: Phoenix Piano Trio with Ylvali Zilliacus (viola) play Martinu Viola Sonata, Smetana Trio and Dvorak's 2nd Piano Quartet; 6 Feb.: Danish String Quartet (London Prizewinners 2009) play Nielsen op 13, Ades and Beethoven 127; 13 Mar.: Fine Arts String Quartet with Toby Hoffman (viola) play quintets by Bruckner, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Tickets from Playhouse: 01865 305305,; 8–25s free.

Long Term Considerations for the Green Built Environment and Green Spatial Planning. One-day Scientific Research Conference with direct input-government policy processes via RELU Project, Rural Urban fringe. New journal outcome being planned. Come along and participate in exciting development. Call for papers, speakers, bookings open. Green Roofs, Stonehenge, Pompeii, etc.; 17 Jan. 10.30 am–6 pm, £35 lunch/incl. Green Economics Institute, Oxford. Bookings,

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

Antiques bought and sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. Desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

Services offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Tree surgery. Town and Country Trees Ltd, established in 1993, providing practical help and advice in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Dedicated and environmentally sympathetic practitioners in tree care and preservation. Contact Paul Hodkinson 07976 261850 or 0845 458 2980.

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £70; Eurostar, £95; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc., made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Architect in Oxford. For anyone wanting to extend or remodel their home, Roland Huggins Architect has more than 20 years' experience in domestic and residential architecture. Please see for an indication of the various stages and services I offer, such as planning, building control, design details, schedules, working drawings, tendering and contract administration. For a site visit, please call Roli Huggins. Tel.: 01865 723855. Email:

Domestic services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

Situations vacant

FT Housekeeper/PA (or couple) needed to bring order to large, informal Cotswold Manor house. Post includes organising the household, pet care, accounts, bookkeeping, administrative support and some cooking. References will be requested. Salary competitive and negotiable; package includes self-contained flat. Please email Sarah, at for full job description and details.

Wells Cathedral School require a Campaign Fundraiser for Feb. Fixed-term, 1-year contract. Starting salary in region of £27,000. Seeking to appoint an enthusiastic self-starter to help deliver a significant capital project at this world-class specialist music school. A committed, bright and confident individual who is comfortable with face-to-face gift asks, and is prepared to travel within UK. Closing date: Thurs., 27 Jan., 5 p.m. To learn more about Wells Cathedral School Foundation, visit: or contact Mark Coote, Development Director, for an informal discussion: 07775 817074. For further details and application pack, please contact Georgina Hodkinson (HR): 01749 834244 or

Houses to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, but if you seek quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we can help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. We aim to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit for details of all properties available. Or phone, fax or email with your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

Ethical letting? College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after more than 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

To let: elegant 4-bedroom house in quiet street near Iffley Road Sports Centre. Light and spacious. Major renovation in 2008. Mature apple trees and rose garden; £2,950 p.c.m. from 1 Jan. Tel.: 01865 277424.

Beautifully presented Edwardian 3-bedroom terrace on quiet lane in Temple Cowley, Oxford. Two large reception rooms with open fires, large kitchen/diner opening onto 100-ft landscaped garden. Front garden, street parking. Pool, library, doctors, schools and shops all in walking distance; £1,250 o.n.o p.c.m. Available from 1 Jan. Contact: 07960 858872,

Flats to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like you. Details, photos and prices on our website: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

To let immediately. Spacious, first-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in purpose-built, quiet, professional building, Summertown, north Oxford, OX2 7LU. Separate reception, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and large storage closet. Wooden floors throughout. Private parking space. South facing, looking onto beautiful shared garden. Furnished/unfurnished negotiable, £830 p.m. Tel.: 01223 892718, 01223 892718 (evening). Email:

Two flats in Harefields, north Oxford, both near park, cycle route, bus to centre 15 mins., g.c.h., double glazed, assured shorthold tenancy, 2 months' deposit. First flat: 3 bedrooms over 2 floors, large lounge/diner, separate kitchen, family bathroom, parking, broadband, £1,000 p.m. plus bills, 1-year minimum. Second flat: 1 bedroom, ground floor, patio garden, furnished, conservatory, available soon, £750 p.m. plus bills, 6 months minimum. Tel.: 01865 511874, leave message/number.

Accommodation offered

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Do you want to live on Oxford's heavy Jurassic clay, inside Cotswold limestone atop shales and sands, or near Banbury's calcareous Marlstone Bed? Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's geologists reach 0° on the clinometer for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

Scott Fraser—market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling or letting, buying or renting, we are here to help. Visit for more information or call: Oxford sales: 01865 759500; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666.

Academics, parent or students looking for a nice place to stay: short- or long-term B&B or self-catering rooms/apartments. High-quality accommodation in welcoming private homes in many Oxford locations and surrounding area. B&B from £25/night, £170/week, all inclusive. Long-term discount available. TV, free wireless Internet, tea/coffee facilities, use of microwave. Linen and weekly laundry service. For information, tel.: 01865 481489 (01865 435229 out of hours), email:, or visit:

Room, sharing house and kitchen, with academic couple. Headington, 2 miles from central Oxford, close to hospitals, Oxford Brookes, buses, shops, and from South Park, which has the best view of the University. Suitable for single academic visitor or graduate student. Available from Jan. for academic or calendar years. Rent £100 p.w., all charges included. Contact, +44 (0)1865 249767.

Furnished room (14'2 x 8'9) available in flat-share in Gloucester Green, central Oxford, would suit n-s female; £600 p.c.m. all incl. For further information contact Dr Bettina Lange:

Share of large 2-bathroom, 2-kitchen central north Oxford flat with owner; £700 p.c.m., incl. Email:

Accommodation in a quiet house in Headington offered to male graduate. Own bed-sitting room with wireless broadband, shared facilities, parking; £290 p.m. Tel.: 01865 765137.

Accommodation sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to academics, professionals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, to see how we could be marketing your property.

If we let 3,000 properties a year through 8 offices, and each requires 3 viewings, how many viewings does each office do per work hour? Finders Keepers—solving Oxford's rental equations for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

Wanted: 3–5-bedroom furnished house with outdoor space for visiting academic from New Zealand (former Balliol graduate student and college lecturer) on sabbatical with family; preferably from Mar. through Aug. Contact:

House/apartment needed for 6 months from Apr. through to end of Sept. Married academic couple from NZ (both Oxford graduates) with 2-year-old daughter. Will be working in John Radcliffe. Will consider all locations. Can be flexible on dates. Contact via email:

Self-catering apartments

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high-quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

Visiting parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

Office space available

Offices to let in central north Oxford: 500 sq ft. Detached, single-floor building in a quiet and secluded location off North Parade. Three offices, carpeted, heating, kitchen, WC, BT phone points. Contact 01865 516171 or

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic old-fashioned cottages in national park: open fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, no TVs. Gorgeous unspoiled 5-bed 17th-century farmhouse also occasionally available. Own 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, river, wildlife. Absurdly cheap in winter. Email:

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c.h., wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel.: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: See:

Greek island holidays. Since 1992, Thalpos Holidays has been personally selecting holiday properties and locations for independent travellers and their families. Villas with private pools and charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Zante and, new for this year, coastal locations in the southern Peloponnese. Prices start from £65 per night! Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

Holiday rental—France. The medieval bastide town of Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn region, southern France offers history, natural beauty, great food, wine and a sense of escape from the well-trodden tourist routes. We have a beautifully renovated 2-bedroom cottage with stunning views from terrace garden available for rent. Visit this site for details.

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, in the foothills of the Pyranees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

Port-Vendres, south of France. Modern apartment in picturesque port, later home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Large terrace with harbour view, air conditioning, c.h., own parking, lift giving direct access to quayside. Sleeps 4/6. From £265 p.w. Longer lets available on request. Email: or tel.: 01295 730797.