• Thursday 12 January 2012
  • NO. 4974
  • VOL. 142


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Book fair

2012 PBFA Oxford Book Fair. Sat. 21 Jan., 12–6 and Sun. 22 Jan., 10–5 at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gypsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP. Free on-site car parking. Admission £2 or free on presentation of this advert. With the near disappearance of antiquarian bookshops in Oxford, this is your annual chance to view a large selection of interesting material. Dedicated book fair website

Amateur Musicians

The Oxford Studio Orchestra, an amateur group now in its 43rd(?) year, would welcome additional viola and bass players. There are also some vacancies in the brass section. (No auditions are required). We rehearse on Monday evenings and perform usually three times a year at weekends. Contact through

Open Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality study days, Saturdays, 10.30–4, St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford. 28 Jan.: 'Windows on holiness: medieval stained glass, orthodox icons'; 25 Feb.: 'The Byzantine mosaics of Sicily.' Mon. 30 Jan., 8.15 pm: 'The passage of time: childhood and youth, middle life and old age' – an evening of poetry and music with Metropolitan Kallistos. Study days free for students with card; non-students £5. No booking needed. Information:; 01865 310341;

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 – grates, firetools, firebacks, fenders, nursery guards; 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century furniture; interesting and unusual items including silver, pictures, desks and library furniture, also garden items such as stoneware or seating. Please ring to sell, or to purchase visit us at Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon–Fri 9.30–5, Sat 10–5. 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.

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 £73; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £120. 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:

Osteopathy Didcot – French osteopath and lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy, Jerry Draper-Rodi, wishes to announce the opening of a practice in Didcot. Osteopathy can relieve neck and back pain as well as help with upper and lower limb problems, headaches and visceral disorders. To make an appointment, please call 01235 519700 and for more info see:

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.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Member of Buy with Confidence scheme. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

Situations vacant

The Beckley Foundation seeks a skilful, intelligent researcher with an interest in drug policy (full/part-time). Essential skills for the position include: a scientific or policy background, excellent writing skills for the preparation of articles, grant applications and reports for funding and PR projects; strong motivation, flexibility, ability to work independently; excellent computer skills and attention to detail. Own transport required. See: or tel: 01865 351019. Please send CV to

Part-time Fundraiser required for north Oxford community energy project. Candidates should be experienced in raising funds from all sectors, and familiarity with north Oxford and its fundraising opportunities would be an advantage. Further details can be found at Please apply with CV to

Project manager needed immediately for Community Energy project to be funded by DECC. Aims to provide 200 Energy Performance Certificates to householders in north Oxford during Feb. and Mar. and get the message to as many as possible. Project manager to work around 44 days (£175/day); familiar with home energy efficiency and available to lead this initiative. Information: Also need reliable handymen/women and trained energy assessors. Low Carbon Oxford North:

Editorial Assistant required. Worcester College is preparing a book Worcester: Portrait of an Oxford College to mark its tercentenary. The Provost, who is editing the volume, seeks an Editorial Assistant; duties include liaison/correspondence with contributors, tracking materials, maintenance of deadlines, reference checking, rendering of consistent style, collaboration with publishers over illustrations, captions and permissions, and perhaps – depending on experience, aptitude and inclination – some original research and writing. Requires good IT skills and ability to work in close collaboration with the Provost, his PA, the Director of Development and the College Librarian and Archivist. Commitment: a few hours p.w. over next 18 months. Payment on piecework/freelance basis, by the hour, up to max. £5,000. Ideal for doctoral/recent postdoc student, perhaps in History or cognate discipline. Email applications, briefly outlining relevant experience, qualifications and aptitude, to, by 27 Jan.

Houses to let

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

Delightful 3-double-bedroom semi-detached property located in the charming and sought after village of Stanton St John. Recently refurbished to a very high standard throughout with amazing and uninterrupted views of the countryside. Property has large private garden, driveway parking and garage. Offered unfurnished. No pets. Council Tax band F. Rent £1,400 p.c.m. Contact Emily Rowe at Scott Fraser: 01865 761111 or

Jericho: Furnished 3-bedroom house available 1 Aug. 2012; £1,895 p.c.m., 2½ baths. One bedroom has additional attached kitchen ideal for nanny or teenager. Secluded garden, patio, new energy-efficient boiler, eat-in kitchen, living room dining room, all appliances. Walk to university, train and coach station, catchment area for best schools, parks, cosy, easy to maintain. Contact A Gaston:; Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Quiet, furnished 2-bedroom coach house, with off-street parking, in Old Marston village, near bus stops into Oxford centre and Headington hospitals. Suitable for 2 postgraduates. Now available for long or short lets. G.c.h. Basic rent £850 p.c.m. plus bills. Ring 01865 244130 for further information and viewing.

House to let in Jericho for 6 months from Feb. Two-bedroom, fully furnished Victorian terrace. Suitable for a professional couple. Please contact Finders Keepers for more information on 01865 311011.

Scott Fraser are offering a detached, 4-double-bedroom family home in Minster Road. Wooden floors, granite worktops and underfloor heating. Quiet, no-through residential street within walking distance of Headington and city centre. Unfurnished. Lovely garden. Council tax band E. Please contact Anna on 01865 244666 or email to arrange a viewing. Property is available now at £1850 pcm.

Jericho/Walton Manor: 2-bedroom terraced house available for rent from early Feb. Two living rooms, kitchen, attractive back garden, upstairs bathroom, downstairs WC, washing machine and tumble dryer in basement. Close to Port Meadow, University Parks, central Oxford, University science area. Monthly rent: £1,100 plus utilities and council tax. Non-smokers only please. Ideal for a professional couple or small family. Please contact Tom on 07880 808192.

Old Headington: stunning family residence located in desirable Old Headington. Accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with beautiful stone wall enclosed garden. Furnished. Would suit professional couple or family. Garage and on-street permit parking. Council Tax Band G. Available now at £2,100 pcm. Please contact Emily Rowe on 01865 761111 or

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.

Jericho: 2-bedroom furnished apartment available 1 July 2012; £1,575 p.c.m. Includes secure indoor parking. Smart, contemporary apartment in quiet, secure new complex; extremely popular area; walk to university, train, bus stations, restaurants, shops. Ideal busy professionals; in catchment for best schools. Furnished to exceptional standard; large terrace, all appliances, under-floor heating, 2 full bathrooms (shower, bathtub), 1 off master bedroom. Contact A Gaston:;

Central north Oxford: Bainton Gardens. Spacious fully furnished and well-equipped luxury apartments with en suite master bedroom, twin bedroom, study/sofa bed, lounge, kitchen/diner. Best suited to professionals and academics. Available until Apr. or May; £1,675 p.c.m. Additional charges for utility bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 279315. Email:

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:

Not sure where to live? Read and watch our great Navigator Guides with guide rents, videos, bar and area reviews. Web: Tel.: 01865 200012.

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:

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat. East Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops. Fully furnished and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier), wireless broadband, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player. Serviced weekly. Off-road car parking. Available now for short term rental – weeks or months. Contact:

Fully furnished double room in very large beautiful 3-bedroom house with garden, modern kitchen, 2½ bathrooms. Street parking available. Ten mins. walk to rail station. Move-in date flexible (14 Jan.–1 Feb.); £520 plus bills. Two female professionals looking for friendly and responsible housemate. Lots of privacy, great common space to share meals. Safe, friendly street leading to the Perch and Port Meadow. Information, photos: Dr Migena Bregu at

Central rooms available for students for Hilary and/or Trinity terms, sharing with US undergraduate students; £460 rent per month, including wireless internet and utilities. Please email or call 01865 201132.

House share in Summertown. Family house available to share with single female teacher from Jan. to June. Large bedroom and study with use of large kitchen and reception rooms as well as good-sized enclosed garden. Contact 07736 009907.

Accommodation sought

University Accommodation Office

Landlords – do you have a spare room, flat or house to let? Oxford University Accommodation Office seeks all types of short and long-term accommodation for students, academic visitors, postdocs and members of the University. Our new quick and easy Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: For information: 01865 280811.

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.

Milton Friedman the landlord would hate increasing rental legislation, but would inflation boosting his rental income cause him sleepless nights? Finders Keepers – negotiating buy-side demand for Oxford’s economists for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

Oxford professor and wife moving to Sydney but returning to Oxford each Trinity term for next 3 years. Seek furnished accommodation, central location (near bus line, walking distance to Norham Gardens) for Trinity term (20 Apr.–16 June 2012). House/flat-sit, mind garden/pets, etc, is fine (even house swap if you want to visit Sydney). N-s, reliable, clean. Contact:

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:

Sustainable short-term accommodation in Summertown. The Oxford EcoFlat is a 2-bedroom flat in Summertown, north Oxford, accommodating up to 4 people with private garage and communal garden. The flat has been eco-renovated to create a light, healthy, energy efficient living space. Two mins. walk to shops and cafés and 10 mins. by bus to city centre. From 3 nights to 6 months. Serviced and fully equipped. Contact:, 07798 725077.

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic, primitive, 2-bedroom gamekeeper's cottages at foot of South Downs: fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, internet access, no TVs (writers' haven) – or for bigger groups, a gorgeous, antique-filled, unspoiled (but very comfortable) 5-bedroom 17th-century farmhouse. On own organic farm – woods, valleys, river, bluebells, wildlife. Available weekends; low winter prices; big Oxford discount. Pictures at or 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.

Cornwall, 2-bed detached cottage in pretty historic Lostwithiel, 5 miles north of Fowey on Cornwall's south coast, 5 miles east of the Eden Project. Sleeps 4, cosy sitting room with wood burner, new kitchen, washing/drying facilities, satellite TV, children's playroom, high chair and cot, towels/bed linen provided. Rates from £320 p.w. Visit us at or contact or 07710 463715.

Apartments in Tuscany – 3 beautifully renovated flats adjoining each other within the 12th-century town walls of Anghiari, looking out 300 feet above the Upper Tiber valley. This exquisite little hill town is the perfect base for day trips to Arezzo, Florence, Sienna, Cortona, Assisi and Perugia and walks in the Abruzzi mountains. Largest sleeps 5 (£750/wk); 2 smaller flats sleep 2 (£600 or £500/wk). For more details: or contact

Property for sale

Charming 2-bed cottage in Cholsey for sale: chain-free. Sash windows, open chimneys, original quarry tiles, 2 bright and spacious double bedrooms, 2 receptions and garden over 140'. Off-road parking; under 10 mins. walk to railway station (direct trains to Paddington/Reading/Oxford); convenient for the M4 and M40, a slipway onto the Thames and the Ridgeway; £235,000. See: