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  • Thursday 16 June 2011
  • NO. 4957
  • VOL. 141

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Miscellaneous

Study participants sought

Participants required for research study on adult children's relationships with their parents. You must have a biological parent living in the UK but not living with you. Participants and parents will be mailed Sainsbury's gift cards. Card values will be determined according to your decisions in the lab. Participants will also receive £4 cash. Sessions will take approximately 1 hour. No need to bring parents with you. Email cess@nuffield.ox.ac.uk or sign up at www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/experiment.

Poetry reading

Lauren Rusk and Stephen Yeo will read and talk about their poems, Wed. 22 June, in the Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles', Oxford. All welcome, admission free, collection for Oxford Friends Action on Poverty. Refreshments from 7 pm; reading starts 7.30. Please bring yourself and friends to the last of the present series of Oxford Meeting House talks and readings.

Scholarships

Solomon Academic Trust scholarships: Muslim and Christian postgraduate students based in Oxford are invited to apply for 2 small 1-year scholarships, for students interested in Muslim–Christian studies who would like to be part of the academic community at the Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford. Successful candidates will present their research at one of the weekly seminars and assist with other projects at the Centre. For details visit the website: www.cmcsoxford.org.uk.

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: http://sites.google.com/site/oxforduniversitynewcomersclub/.

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: staff@mbesummertown.co.uk. Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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.

Airport/taxi service. Highly reliable service, 20 years' experience of getting you to the airport stress free. Business or pleasure. Comfortable Mercedes saloon or Volvo Estate and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, from £70; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £120. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email: cliveroberts@talktalk.net.

IT support. Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade your system: PC or Mac. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no-fix/no-fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

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.

Tuition offered

Greek and Latin language/literature and classical civilisation tuition. All levels. Absolute beginners and adults learning for own interest or scholarly purposes very welcome. Professional published classicist (MA DPhil Oxf) with extensive teaching experience and highest level references. Tel.: 07790 067072.

Situations vacant

Required as soon as possible, well-qualified teachers of Danish and Chechen to prepare students for International Baccalaureate. Should be native-speaker level and able to teach literature to pre-university students in their mother tongue. For details contact Mrs C Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk. Web: www.stclares.ac.uk/jobs. Appointments subject to enhanced CRB check and satisfactory references. St Clare's is a registered charity advancing international education and understanding.

EIFL-Licensing Programme Coordinator. International not-for-profit organisation seeks a full- or part-time coordinator to help increase access to online resources through libraries in 48 developing and transition countries. Key requirements are excellent computer, organisational and interpersonal skills plus publishing, library or marketing experience. The job will involve working from home as part of a virtual team. Find out more at www.eifl.net/news/vacancy-eifl-licensing-programme-coordinator. Deadline: 24 June.

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 www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation/.

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 www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

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 www.collegeandcounty.biz.

Henley-on-Thames. Traditional and charming 3-bedroom town cottage. Situated in quiet secluded street less than 5 mins. walk from both central Henley and train station. Completely refurbished with all modern facilities. Fully furnished and equipped. Large garden, separate utility rooms in basement, Wi-Fi and satellite connections. Ideal for visiting academic on sabbatical. Contact Steven Malleson on 07734 329455.

Three-bedroom Victorian terraced house to let 2 Oct.– 8 Jan. Original wooden floors and windows, 4 working fireplaces. Two double bedrooms, 1 single, 1 bathroom, second WC. Long, sunny garden with 2 patios, secure back access and shed. Ten mins. walk to train station, 15 to Oxford centre. Quiet area near many amenities—deli, pubs, river, health centre, schools, parks. Rent £1,000 p.c.m. Contact: timothy.endicott@law.ox.ac.uk or 01865 200845.

Yearly let available from mid-July. Lovely 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, furnished family house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, sports centre. Five mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room/flexible use. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking. Easily managed gardens. Contact: r.aronson@talktalk.net; 07779 392229 or 01865 554142.

Five-bedroom house available for short summer let in Iffley. Lovely location on edge of beautiful village near the river and 1.5 miles from Oxford city centre. WiFi, phone, all mod cons. Available 23 July to 6 Aug., £500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 396554; email: rowland.stout@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Lovely 4-bedroom family house belonging to academic family in desirable central north Oxford. WiFi and mod cons. Sleeps 6. Kitchen/diner plus 3 reception rooms. Very pretty private garden. Close to local shops, restaurant, cinema, river walks, parks and university. Available 7–30 July, £750 p.w. No smokers. No pets. Email hslim@cforcgroup.com or text/phone +44 7760 164182.

Recently renovated 17th-century stone cottage with lovely garden available to rent in Iffley Village, Oxford, from 1 Aug. Two-mins. walk to the river and 15-mins. cycle ride to city centre along Thames towpath. One large double bedroom, sitting room/kitchen, shower room. Furnished. G.c.h., broadband, washer/drier. Pictures available on request; £850 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Please contact tanya_tsikas@onetel.com; tel.: (44) 1865 401510.

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 www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation/.

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: www.weeklyhome.com. Email: info@weeklyhome.com or tel.: 01993 811711.

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bed £725 p.c.m. from Aug.; 2 beds £825 and £850 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bed £825 and 2 beds £995, both available from 1 Oct. Convenient for most University departments, furnished, rents excl. utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

City-centre apartment—available from end Sept. A furnished apartment in a quiet block in the lively centre of Oxford within walking distance of Oxford colleges; science area; Saïd Business School; Bodleian; theatres; coaches to London, airports and railway station. Double bedroom with double study (or 2 bed). Would suit n-s, responsible, visiting postdoctoral couple. Available for 1 year. Rent £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 241224.

St Margaret's Rd, furnished apartment over 2 floors in central north Oxford: double and single bedrooms; bathroom with shower in bath; kitchen with washer/drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; large communal garden. Band C council tax. Available to non-smokers from early Aug. Rent £1,010 p.c.m. for 1-year tenancy (with renewals possible). Contact binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk or 01865 760398.

North Oxford (Summertown). Small 1-bedroom furnished flat. Available from 1 July. Minimum 3-months let, £600 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Very convenient location amongst Summertown shops, bars, cafes, etc., 5 mins. by bus or bicycle into city centre. Email: scmeanwell@aol.com for more details.

Two-bed flat to let in old Cowley available from Aug. Ground-floor flat in maintained grounds in Beauchamp Lane. Fully furnished. Suit non-smokers without children. G.c.h., washer/drier, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas oven, dishwasher. Near Cowley shopping centre, buses to Oxford every 10–15 mins., parking in grounds; £800 p.c.m. Lounge(m): 4.9/3.7, kitchen: 2.6/2.4, bedrooms: 4.6/2.9 and 3.6/2.1; bathroom .4/1.7 with shower/bath. Contact: 01865 438734; 07720 719354; mike@seagreensingers.com. Details at www.letflat.co.uk.

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: DVL23@talktalk.net.

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35+ years. North Oxford: 01865 311011; East Oxford: 01865 200012; Central Oxford 01865 297999. View hundreds of homes at www.finders.co.uk.

Scott Fraser—market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling or letting, buying or renting, we are here to help. Visit www.scottfraser.co.uk 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: info@abodesuk.com, or visit: www.abodesofoxford.com.

Room available for mature student in 2-bedroom house in Kidlington. Close to good bus route. House consists of living/dining room, new kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, new bathroom and garden. Call Julia on 07879 400114.

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: info@qbman.co.uk. Or visit our website, www.qbman.co.uk, to see how we could be marketing your property.

Not sure where to live? Our lovely Navigator Guides will help you decide. Read down-to-earth area guides and watch videos at www.finders.co.uk/guides. View hundreds of homes or call us on: North Oxford: 01865 311011; East Oxford: 01865 200012; Central Oxford 01865 297999.

Academic family, 2 children seeking house/flat to rent for Aug./Sept. Central/north Oxford preferred. Please contact ruth.harris@new.ox.ac.uk.

Current University of Oxford administrator with 2 young children seeks to buy house convenient to Oxford High School. No onward chain. 4+ bedrooms and a large garden required. Preferably, but not necessarily, south of Summertown. Email: eszmenyi.5@gmail.com.

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: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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: www.oxfordcottages.webs.com.

The Oxford EcoFlat is a 2-bed top-floor south-facing flat in Summertown, north Oxford, with the benefit of a large mature communal garden. The flat has been eco-renovated to create a light, healthy living space that is energy efficient and therefore low-carbon. Accommodating up to 4 adults (twin/super-king and double) it is available from a minimum of 3 nights. Serviced and fully equipped. See: www.ecoflat.co.uk. Tel.:  07798 725077.

Office space available

Office accommodation in north Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities include BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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: haroldcarter@mac.com.

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: gabriel.amherst@btconnect.com. See: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

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 www.holidayislands.com or contact us at info@holidayislands.com. Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

Southern Burgundy. Simple house in the charming medieval village of St Gengoux le National. Two double bedrooms, one bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen; sleeps four. St Gengoux is convenient for Tournus and Cluny, about half-way between Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon, ideal for the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais vineyards. A tranquil area with good walking, cycling etc. £200-£350 a week. Short stays available. Contact 01865 768069, 07535 296614, www.sudbourgogne.co.uk, email info@sudbourgogne.co.uk.

Seventeenth-century cottage, Dentdale, Yorkshire Dales—idyllic setting on sunny hillside pasture surrounded by open fields. SSSI enjoying magnificent views over Dentdale and lower Whernside. Perfect walking country on the Dales Way and close to the book town of Sedbergh. Sleeps 5, new appliances, unpretentious, traditional range, open fire, free WiFi. Dent village 3m. Contact: www.allenhaw-dent.co.uk; +44 (0)1926 886188; stellacarr@allenhaw-dent.co.uk; rowena.archer@history.ox.ac.uk.

French House situated in the quiet village of Rodès, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, 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 www.voletsbleus.co.uk and/or contact Tim Davies on (01865) 343558 or timlucydavies@btinternet.com.

Vézelay (Burgundy): old and spacious house (sleeps 2–12) available for short lets in heart of medieval town, close to 12th-century basilica. Excellent walking country. Also kayaking, riding, etc. Within Morvan National Park. Flexible rates. Suitable as a quiet retreat, for family holidays and for groups of up to 12. See pictures and more information at www.gitevezelay.co.uk. Contact: jessica0407@talktalk.net or 07980 305775.

Themed holiday breaks in Puglia, Italy. Cookery courses, art and archaeology tours, mindfulness and relaxation week, coastline walks in beautiful surroundings of ancient 'masseria' near Manduria. Launch week 18–24 Sept. Further information from www.PugliaEscapes.com.  Tel.: 01865 370036 (Carla Colombani Skinner).

New York loft-style studio apartment in great Brooklyn location available for the month of July. Sleeps up to 4. Very close to subway and Prospect Park. Rent for the month of July £1,200. Email kate.brennan@magd.ox.ac.uk.

Property for sale

Delightful Cotswold bolthole: 2-bed recently thatched cottage, dating from 1703. In scenic north Oxford village, with excellent infrastructure: Sibford Ferris. Ideal for weekends and vacations—45 minutes from Oxford. Speedy London train service from Banbury. Courtyard south-facing garden. Working open fireplace, exposed beams. Compact fitted kitchen, bathroom and sunny dining room in rear brick extension. Inquiries to: carolyne.larrington@sjc.ox.ac.uk or see Strutt and Parker Banbury website.

Unusual pretty town house in Chipping Norton, Oxon, £425,000; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen sitting room, cottage garden and studio—next to the Theatre. Situated in quiet west-facing street. Contact Emma Stacey, 6 Spring Street, CN, OX7 5NL; 07788 903693.