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  • Thursday 7 October 2010
  • No. 4929
  • Vol 141

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Miscellaneous

Sheltered housing

Wyndham Housing Association provides sheltered housing for the elderly who wish to be relieved of the burden of general housekeeping and property maintenance. We offer flats to rent or buy for those who wish to live active, independent lives surrounded by their own possessions. As a small, non-profit organisation, we are able to work closely with residents and families to ensure each resident’s needs are met. Contact: 01865 511239, www.wyndhamhousing.org.

Research participants sought

Are you pregnant? Would you like to take part in a research project? The Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University is looking for women who are between 12 and 16 weeks pregnant to take part in a short research project. It would take approximately 2 hours of your time. For more information contact: prenatal@psych.ox.ac.uk or 01865 223916.

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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com. 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.

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: cliveroberts@talktalk.net.

Do you have missing teeth, loose dentures or shaky bridges? Using dental implants, Oxford Implantology Services Ltd can help you smile, laugh, eat and kiss with confidence again. We offer individualised treatment plans, taking into account timing, cost and delivery of care. We are a registered member of GDC, GMC, ADI and BDA. Contact us for a free consultation near you. Tel.: 01865 339564 / 07747 616172 or email: enquiries@implants-odis.com.

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.

Architect Your Home: local architects for home renovation and extension projects. Whether you are looking to create an extension, convert your loft or re-configure your internal space, Architect Your Home can help guide you through the process. Select from a list of services that suit your budget and project including design, help with planning permissions, building regulations and contractor sourcing and management. For more details: www.architect-yourhome.com or 0800 849 8505.

Oxford private medical practice. We are a GP practice working wholly in the private sector. Half-hour appointments allow your medical needs to be addressed in a relaxed modern doctor’s office. Acute and routine matters including annual check-ups, immunisation service and wellness programs. Please contact the office on 01865 423425 or visit www.oxfordprivategp.com for online registration and further information.

Autumn is the season of maximum gardening opportunity. Soil and climatic conditions are at their most favourable for undertaking garden work. Gardenscape is celebrating 25 years of implementation of garden design, construction and maintenance contracts. We are happy to offer a free initial consultation to discuss your individual requirements. Please contact Roger Hutchence on: 01865 250372, 07773 333531, via email: roger@gardenscape.biz or visit: www.gardenscape.biz.

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

Piano lessons offered by concert pianist Grade 6 to diploma and beyond. Imaginative, effective and practical teaching that focuses on the integration of technique and musicianship. I am an active soloist and chamber musician with over 25 years’ teaching experience, having studied with leading teachers in the US and UK. Lessons given on Steinway grand. Contact Bethe Levvy: Oxford 766931, bethe@levvy.co.uk.

Situations vacant

Magna Carta College, Oxford, is looking to appoint part-time lecturers in its new MBAs in Health Care Management, Marketing and International Business Law. Competitive rates are offered per course. Applicants must have PhD (or other appropriate qualification) in the relevant area and experience of teaching at higher education level. MCC’s programmes are validated by the University of Wales. Applicants should send CVs to Professor David Faulkner at david.faulkner@magnacartacollege.org.

The Centre for the Study of Muslim–Jewish Relations (Cambridge) wishes to appoint the Stone Ashdown Director. Principal responsibilities will be to develop the Centre, working closely with the Academic Director and existing staff. Areas of specialisation may include: philosophy and thought, modern history, peace and conflict studies, politics of the Middle East and Islamic world, Jews in the Islamic world, Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain. You should have completed a PhD or equivalent higher degree, have a strong publications record or demonstrable potential to deliver this in the near future. Experience of work with international learners, and of interdisciplinary teaching and research will be an advantage. This post represents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to join a pioneering and innovative centre. The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance with possibility of renewal. Salary £32,500 plus benefits. Details: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/cmjr/news-and-events/Stone/Ashdown/Director.php.

Radley College seeks Senior Common Room Butler/Steward. Radley College is a large prestigious independent boarding school for boys situated on the outskirts of Oxford. This is a highly visible role working closely with the Senior Common Room providing front of house services. You will have experience in a high-profile establishment, be flexible, dedicated and have the ability to deliver impressive standards, both food service and customer care. We offer an excellent working environment, generous holiday entitlement, sick pay scheme, uniform and meals whilst on duty. Radley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. To apply, email: dusty.evans@radley.co.uk or see: www.radley.org.uk.

Temporary part-time vacancy: Core Tutor for Lottery-funded project with Reading Quest, Oxfordshire’s successful early literacy project. In primary schools in east Oxford. Flexible hours 3 days p.w. term-time, £16–£17.50 p.h. Start 25 Oct. or as soon as possible afterwards. Closing date 13 Oct. Interviews 20 Oct. Information and application: Daniel Price, Reading Quest, the Old Music Hall, 106–108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE; 01865 403208; info@readingquest.org.uk.

Oxford Limited seeks Head of Operations. This important role requires considerable communication and negotiation skills as well as commercial insight and acumen. Role will act as face of the company to University of Oxford, and be required to influence and secure support from key individuals and organisations to enable delivery of company’s objectives and new commercial initiatives. Salary competitive with generous bonus scheme. Deadline 15 Oct. Further information: www.oxfordlimited.co.uk/vacancies.

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.

A delightful detached 2-bedroom Cotswold stone period cottage is available from 1 Sept. for rent in the peaceful, sought-after village of Wootton (7 miles from Oxford) near Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. A wood-burning stove, built-in book shelves in 1 double-bedroom and a well-tended garden. Suitable for n-s single professional or visiting academic couple. Car essential; £780 p.c.m. Email: junko@tiscali.co.uk.

Freestanding stone cottage in quiet cul-de-sac, Old Headington. Walking distance to shops, buses and hospitals. Non-smoker. Open-plan with loft bedroom, furnished and fully equipped. Broadband compatible. Suit couple or single. Rent £925 p.c.m. Available early Oct. Long lease preferred. Contact Rosemary: 01865 437750, stephen_earl@ntlworld.com.

Spacious north Oxford house on quiet cul-de-sac ending in park; available early/mid Dec. to early/mid Jan. Accommodation includes 4+ bedrooms, study, modern kitchen, and lovely extension opening onto secluded garden. WiFi and broadband services. Downstairs wheelchair adapted. Frequent city-centre bus service. Use of car possible; £325 p.w. incl. all utilities except phone. Email: tam.frishberg@ntlworld.com.

Iffley Fields: 3-bed Victorian house with garden available 17–31 Dec. (flexible). Spacious, comfortable, attractively furnished and well equipped, suitable for families. Two king-sized beds, 2 junior beds, 1 cot. Located in desirable Stratford St, OX4 1SP, 5 mins. walk to park, playground and river, 15 mins. walk to city centre and universities. Easy access to hospitals, BMW, science/business parks, £450 p.w., all incl. Email: willjeannie@creativedata.co.uk for more info/photos.

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; £1,350 o.n.o p.c.m. Available from 1 Jan. Contact: 07960 858872, ikatie@talktalk.net.

Beautiful 2-bed/2-bath executive duplex in Headington, close to Radcliffe Orthopaedic Hospital, Headington High School. Own entrance. Furnished/unfurnished available immediately, £1,200 p.c.m. exc. Contact: maggie.faulkner@tiscali.co.uk.

Unique grade-2 Georgian house, superb position, stunning views, light, living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Conservatory, 4 double bedrooms, en suite plus bathroom, g.c.h. Attractive garden. Available Oct., furnished/unfurnished, 6 months–year plus, with/without self-contained 1-bedroom flat. House £2,850 p.c.m. plus utilities. Flat £775 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: David 07970 176566; Masha 07866 672722/01865 201717. Email: oxhomes@aol.com.

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/.

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.

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

Comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat, fully furnished, available for short-term or longer-term let. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, fitted kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Self-contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Monthly £800, everything incl. Contact: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com; 01865 734321.

To rent: fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment in central Jericho. With views over playing fields and within walking distance of town centre. Wood flooring throughout and comprises: double bedroom, bathroom with shower over, open-plan-style living/dining room/kitchen with sofa bed, dining table and chairs, electric oven, gas hob, fridge, microwave, washer/drier and dishwasher. G.c.h., secure parking space. Suit single academic. Rent £995 p.c.m. Contact Thomas Merrifield: 01865 51900.

Central north Oxford: luxury, self-contained, furnished 1-bed apartment annexe in sought-after area within walking distance of city centre, University Parks, amenities of Summertown. Double bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen/living room with wooden floor, gated off-street parking. Would suit single academic/professional. Rent £1,200 p.c.m. including council tax and utilities. Available immediately for short/long let. Contact emilyrudgard@hotmail.com.

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.

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: 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.  

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large, sunny room in a spacious flat. Non-smoker. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Risinghurst. Large bedroom/study with garden view in self-contained annexe adjoining family house. Close to Shotover Park but only 20 mins. bus ride to city centre. Conveniently located for Headington and Thornhill Park and Ride for buses to London, Heathrow and Gatwick. Suit single professional/academic. Available immediately, £450 p.c.m. incl. bills and cleaning, negotiable if only needed during the week. Andy or Maria-Gloria: 01865 761255.

Accommodation for visiting academics. Self-contained unit of double en suite bedroom, sitting/dining room and kitchenette in striking modern house on western outskirts of Oxford set in open fields. Television, Internet, heating, electricity, bed linen and towels, shared use of washing machine. Bus service to Oxford centre. Non-smokers only. Single occupancy £200 p.w., £650 p.m., maximum 3 months, corresponding double occupancy £240, £750. Tel.: 01865 721644. Email: richard.gilliane@btinternet.com.

Room available. Idyllic, quiet, rural; 13 miles Oxford. Includes all bills, use of kitchen, sitting-room. WiFi, TV available. Professional, n-s, cat-lovers preferred; £380 p.c.m. Phone 01865 301702.

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.

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: www.finders.co.uk.

Middle-aged professional couple returning to Oxford after 4 years overseas seek short-term accommodation from +/- mid-Nov. for 4–6 months. Minimum requirement: 2-bed furnished apartment/house preferably located in north Oxford (within ring road), or Osney Island. Prepared to ‘house-sit’. Contact Katharine on email kscoxford@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

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.

House trade for sunny San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We hope to exchange our home in San Miguel de Allende for a 3-bedroom, 2-bath Oxford home for 2–4 weeks in the May–Sept. 2011 period. View our home at homeforexchange.com: click on ‘advanced search’ and enter 43105 in ‘property ID’ for details, photos, San Miguel info and about us. References from Oxford faculty available. Reply to Joanne Howard: jhowardsma@gmail.com.

Houses for sale

Three-bedroom semi-detached house for sale in Islip, Oxon: £350k o.n.o. Victorian brick with double-glazed sash windows, large lounge with open fire, 3 large bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, large kitchen/diner in extension, garden, off-road parking and garage, workshop to the side, g.c.h. There is a train connection to Oxford and very good primary school. Please contact us at sam.westwood@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

For sale

Flat for sale in Austrian countryside, foothills Alps, between Salzburg and Vienna, near beautiful, medieval Steyr (www.steyr.at). Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (sleeps 4 adults plus 4/5 children/guests), 2 living rooms, 2 kitchenettes, 2 balconies, outstanding countryside views. New carpets/curtains, furniture included, parking. Excellent area for walking, cycling; £45,000. Tel. Gerry Matthews: 0208 642 8667.