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  • Thursday 29 September 2011
  • NO. 4963
  • VOL. 142

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Miscellaneous

Seeking sponsorship

Mansfield Rd Football Club is looking for a local business or benefactor to provide monetary support for the coming season. In return, we will play our eighty fixtures in logo-emblazoned kits. We have men's and women's teams, made up of staff and post-graduate members of Oxford University, who regularly play (and win) across Oxfordshire and the Southern Region. If interested, please contact Katie Warnaby on 07989 497 271 or via info@mansfieldroad.co.uk.

Lindemann reunion

The English-Speaking Union would like to invite all alumni of the Lindemann Trust Fellowship to an exclusive drinks and buffet reception from 7–8 pm on Wednesday, 5 October. The event will provide the opportunity to meet the Lindemann Trust Committee, fellow alumni and representatives from the ESU, which is privileged to be welcoming Professor Robin Marshall. The reunion will be followed by a special lecture from Professor Marshall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the nucleus - see 'Lectures' section above for details of the lecture, which is open to the public. Tickets for the buffet reception and lecture are free for Lindemann alumni, with a suggested donation of £25. Dress code is smart casual. For more information on these events or to register your attendance, please contact Kate Bond at kate.bond@esu.org.

Research participants sought

Parents of teenagers! We're looking for adolescents to participate in research at the Department of Experimental Psychology. We study how biology and social environment affect emotional wellbeing in young people. We ask volunteers to do things such as fill in questionnaires, do computer tasks, and have brain scans. We’re especially interested in hearing from young people with anxiety or low mood. For more information, please visit http://REDD.psy.ox.ac.uk or email REDD@psy.ox.ac.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 – 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: 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 £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: cliveroberts@talktalk.net.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: www.hopeservices.co.uk. Email: mark.harvey@hopeservices.co.uk.

Knead Me Massage Therapies—when you need to be kneaded! Renew your vigour. Relieve muscle tension and pain. Revive your sluggish lymphatic system. Rebalance your energy levels, concentration and productivity. Relax and invigorate your body and mind. Revitalise a healthy lifestyle. Reenergise a NEW you this summer! Book now for the best massage in Oxford at www.kneadme.co.uk /email ferhat@kneadme.co.uk/call 07900 313484 or 01865 792968 (University discounts apply – see website).

MOT tests, general car servicing, repairs, tyres and air con, etc. Small friendly garage within walking distance of Oxford city centre and rail station. Pop in or book by phone, email or website: www.avcmotors.co.uk, 01865 244005 or jon@avcmotors.co.uk.

Experienced editor for both academic and general publishing offers copy editing, proofreading, bibliographical and indexing service. I specialise in thesis work in English as a second language. Publisher and private client references. Rates negotiable. Contact: fkennett@gmail.com.

Oxford Digital Media provides filming and video production services in the heart of Oxford. Working either on location, or from our fully equipped television and recording studio in the Jam Factory, we also provide internet broadcasting of conferences, lectures and live events as well as on-demand delivery of pre-existing video material. See our website at www.oxforddigitalmedia.co.uk for more information or call us on 01865 241007.

SugarPepper Cooks are available to cater for all occasions leaving you free to truly enjoy the day. From office and Christmas parties, canapé receptions, buffets, tapas and afternoon tea, to christenings, family celebrations and Mad Hatter's Tea parties. Well-balanced and imaginative food, offering a wide range of menus. All menus can be tailor-made to suit your requirements or budget. See: www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 510949.

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.

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.

Houses to let in Oxfordshire. Bletchingdon, Steeple Aston and Sutton Courtenay. Reasonable tenant fees. See: www.letsco.co.uk.

To let: 3-bedroom house in Ashlong Rd, Marston. Good condition, close JR and shops. Secluded garden. Garage and off-road parking. Furnished or unfurnished. Six-month min. let commencing Aug.; £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 247364.

House to rent in Wolvercote village Jan.–Mar. 2012: 2km from city centre; double plus single bedroom; wood-burning stove; wireless network; great views; landscaped garden. Frequent bus to city centre or a lovely walk; £850 p.c.m. to include local taxes and average winter utility bills. Reduction available for tenant willing to care for elderly cat. Deposit and references required. Email: judith.secker@tiscali.co.uk.

Close to rail station and city centre, £1,650 p.c.m. exc. Unfurnished large family home presented in excellent order. Accommodation comprises of 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and garden. Property has been completely refurbished throughout and is within walking distance of Thames, rail station and city centre. Further details from Bridget Ronaldson, Savills (L&P) Ltd: 01865 269082 or bronaldson@savills.com.

Two-bedroom house for rent for entire 2011–12 academic year (preferably 1 Oct. 2011 to 30 Sept. 2012), located on Ridgefield Rd in east Oxford, close to all amenities. Ground floor has new fully fitted kitchen/dining room, newly refurbished living room with working fireplace, and small conservatory. First floor has master bedroom, a second bedroom/office, and the bathroom. House is at end of 4-house terrace, has private parking, and sizeable garden. Rented fully furnished and ideal for couple (with up to 2 children) or as 2-person houseshare. We are looking for £1,000 p.m. incl. council and TV taxes, a very good deal compared to the market. We are primarily looking for tenants who we can trust and will take good care of the house during our absence. If you are interested, please contact Martin Bureau at bureau@astro.ox.ac.uk.

Three-bedroom house in Observatory St, Oxford, close to all amenities, available to rent for £1,600 p.c.m. Fully fitted kitchen incl. dishwasher. Kitchen/dining room, spacious lounge with French doors onto pretty walled garden. Two double bedrooms both with wash basins, single bedroom, 2 toilets with showers. G.c.h., solar panels, on-street permit parking. Sorry, n-s or pets. Email: info@top-lettings.co.uk.

To rent: delightful furnished 2-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage. Living/dining room, wood-burning stove, modern kitchen and bathroom, small secluded garden, studio summerhouse. In peaceful village of Wootton near Woodstock (7 miles north of Oxford). Suitable for single professional or visiting academic couple. N-s only. No pets. Car essential. Deposit and references required. Available from 1 Oct., £850 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Contact: junko@tiscali.co.uk.

Charming, chalet-style, 4-bed house, fully furnished, comfortable. Manageable garden, off-road parking. In popular, pretty village of Sutton Courtney (4 pubs, post office, general stores) G.c.h, double glazing. Broadband and wireless access. Easy access to Abingdon, Oxford, Didcot and A34 (to M40 and M4). Didcot Parkway rail station nearby (approx. 45 mins. London Paddington). Good schools in area, inc. the European School. Tel.: 01865 292065 or letsco_gmg@yahoo.co.uk or www.letsco.co.uk.

Iffley Fields: 3-bed Victorian house with garden available 14 Dec.–8 Jan. (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, science/business parks, £450 p.w., all incl. Email: willjeannie@creativedata.co.uk for more info/photos.

Lovely stone farmhouse set in chestnut grove in tranquil village in southwest France to let from mid-Oct. to mid-Apr. Large open-plan living area with wood-burning stove, 5 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, spacious terrace, huge light attic, summer kitchen, pool. Beautiful countryside and historic bastide market towns not far. For more info and pictures contact Dr Diana Martin: dianajoanlucy@gmail.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/.

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 from early Aug.; 2 beds £825 and £850 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bed £825 from Oct. and 2 beds from Aug. and Oct. £950 and £995 plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Two-bedroom flat 10 mins. walk to city centre in leafy central north Oxford; c.h., washing machine, dishwasher, communal gardens. Would suit non-smoking couple. Available for 1 year or more, £950 p.c.m. plus council tax. Garage possible. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 07769 711112. Email: kitandliz@gmail.com.

For rent: immaculate contemporary apartment in Waterways, Summertown. Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), allocated parking space. Fantastic access to local shops and facilities, public transport and Esporta gym; £1,350 p.c.m., 6 months min. Would suit 2 sharing professionals, visiting academics or a small family. Available late Jan. Photos on request. Email: ee1359947@gmail.com.

High-quality furnished executive duplex apartment in Headington. Two large double bedrooms, 1 en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, open-plan living/dining area, separate study/dining area. No common parts, own entrance. Available Oct., £1,200 p.c.m. excl. Contact: maggie.faulkner@tiscali.co.uk, 07835 382916.

Light airy modernised self-contained 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house (access through house) overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary, from Oct. for up to 6 months, 2 months' notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl. dishwasher; 2.5 miles city centre, walking or cycling distance to parts of University, regular bus route, unproblematic parking; £895 p.c.m. incl. bills except telephone/Internet. References required. Contact: wrldco@aol.com.

One-bedroom fully furnished flat in north Oxford. Two-storey flat with bedroom and shower room (shower, WC, basin) on first floor. Living area and fully fitted kitchen/diner (incl. washer/drier) downstairs. Off-street parking, £760 p.c.m. incl. bills. Available end Oct. N-s, no pets. Contact Clare on 01865 556787.

Flat available now for academic year. Modern, purpose built, fully furnished, top floor, overlooking Trinity playing fields, 10 mins. walk from science area. Suitable for couple or maximum 3 sharers. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Well- equipped kitchen. Sunny living room. Double glazed, g.c.h., broadband, TV, washing machine. Parking for 2 cars; £1,200 p.m. plus utilities. Enquiries: emtnomura@aol.com or 07769 678363.

Exceptionally large 1-bedroom flat to let. Located in a leafy side road in central north Oxford OX2 6XH (see Google street view). Part of Edwardian house with own entrance, high ceilings, very pretty communal garden and off-street parking. Easy access by bike, bus or on foot to city centre and Summertown. Part furnished. Available late Sept./early Oct., £950 p.m. Contact: 07795 803544 or lindaeast@hotmail.co.uk.

Comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat, fully furnished, available for short-term let. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, fitted kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview digital 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 £895, everything included. Contact: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com, 01865 734321.

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.

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

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.

Single rooms available in sought-after Jericho and within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, London buses and trains. Breakfast provided. Non-smoking. Use of kitchen. Broadband. TV. Suitable for visiting academics and postgraduates. Fair rates. Short or long stays. Tel./fax: 01865 516142. Email: mrselphickoxford@gmail.com.

Central Summertown: spacious, comfortable room in quiet home, ideally located near all local facilities and frequent buslines to the city centre.  N-S, mature single postgrad or professional person. Wi-Fi, bills included. £110 per week. Phone 01865 516446.

Quiet quality clean room available to let for academic or professional in author's home; £520 p.m. includes c.h., water, Wi-Fi, council tax, own bathroom and shower. Fully equipped kitchen. No cats. Sunny spacious mature garden. Leafy street near swimming pool, gym, buses, library and park in east Oxford. Bicycle shed. Free parking. Tel.: 00 44 1865 395857 or email: zt51@dial.pipex.com.

Short-term let available from 26 Aug. Large room available in spacious suburban semi-detached house in east Oxford with vegetarian professional family and cat; £125 p.w., £475 p.m. Council tax, utilities, TV, Internet and cleaner included. For more details please email: lucylocket328@hotmail.co.uk.

Lovely double bedroom in a shared house for rent in Headington (OX3 8AE) available from middle of Oct. Only a few steps away from Headington shops and bus stops to all major airports. House is fully furnished and with all modern amenities. Only a few mins. to Headington hospitals. Rent £470 p.m. all incl. Professionals only. Email: manu@cs.ox.ac.uk.

Accommodation for visiting academics. Self-contained unit of double en suite bedroom, sitting/dining room and kitchenette (hob, mini-oven, fridge) in striking modern house on rural western outskirts of Oxford. 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. Phone: 01865 721644 or email: richard.gilliane@btinternet.com.

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.

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: www.finders.co.uk.

Oxford academic who commutes seeks accommodation. Ideal would be a room in a house where he would stay one/two weekday night(s) per week. Non-smoker; cheerful; good cook; musician. If you want a 'tenant who is never there', please call 07738 406879.

Recently started job with University and looking in Jericho for double room for medium/long-term rental in house-share with professionals and/or postgraduate students. Maximum £650 p.c.m. incl. bills, to move sometime in Oct. if possible. Thanks for any suggestions. Contact: 07803 083189 or charlotteparadise@hotmail.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.

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: www.ecoflat.co.uk, 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 http://web.me.com/haroldcarter/Wakeham-Home/ or 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.

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. Enquiries to hr@talktalk.net or see Taylors website.

For sale in Kennington: detached 4-bedroom house backing onto Bagley Wood. Two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, cloakroom. G.c.h., double garage, attractive gardens with patio, easy city access; £399,950. Tel.: 01865 730574.