• Thursday 31 May 2012
  • NO. 4991
  • VOL. 142


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Craft courses

Ardington School of Crafts in Oxfordshire offers short courses in traditional and contemporary crafts led by experts and practising craftspeople. Courses include book binding, silverwork, stained glass, calligraphy, willow work, china restoration, quilting, icon painting, leatherwork, stone carving, felt making, crewel work, marbling, spinning, letter cutting in stone, curtain making, goldwork embroidery, upholstery and many others. Courses range from 1 to 5 days. Browse the website: or phone 01235 833433.

Host families sought

Magna Carta College, private international business school in Oxford. Host families needed. Good-quality host families required for summer courses in Oxford. Mainly international students (over 18 years), with stays of between 1 and 3 weeks. Students have a full activity timetable, so normal host family rules apply. Contact:

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 01608 667423 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

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: Email:

Computer Assistance? Come to us for problems with laptops, email, etc. Pleasing people since 1996. Tel: 01865 451177. Website:

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

PA to the Director/Research Assistant – to start immediately. The Beckley Foundation is a charitable trust in Oxfordshire promoting the scientific investigation of consciousness and seeking to change global drugs policy to reflect a more rational, evidence-based approach. Please apply by sending CV and covering letter showing how you meet the criteria stated on our website to Closing date 6 pm, 1 June. Full details on

Deutsch-sprachige Erzieher/Kindergärtner und Grundschullehrer für Ende August 2012 gesucht. Europa School UK (ESUK), ist eine neue öffentliche mehrsprachige Schule in Oxfordshire, Großbritannien. Die Schule startet mit drei Jahrgängen. In jedem Jahrgang gibt es eine deutsch-englische Klasse und eine französisch-englische Klasse. Genauere Angaben unter Bewerbungen, auf Englisch, bis zum 12.6.2012 an

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

House to rent during all or part of Aug. 3 bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel: 07796 695036 or email:

Sabbatical family house to let in East Oxford: 12 months from Sept. Furnished Victorian terrace. 7 min. walk to centre. Quiet residential road off St Clements, access to A&G Meadow. Large kitchen tail; bay window; large balcony; bedroom in spacious loft; piano. £1,600 pcm. Contact 01865 557683 or email

Midsomer Cottage is a delightful 3-bedroom Victorian cottage with open outlooks, situated in the riverside village of Iffley, with easy access to Oxford, accommodating 6 people. A sunny living room, with Sky TV and Wi-Fi, leads to a well-fitted breakfast/kitchen. The kitchen opens on to a patio and gravelled garden. Available 30 June–7 July, 23 July–26 July, 3 Sept–10 Sept and from 8 Oct at £790 pw pro rata. Contact or 01491 875939/07908 422534.

Summertown/north Oxford – Sept to Dec. A beautiful 4/5-bedroom family house in north Oxford, close to Summertown restaurants, shops and sports centre. Fully equipped with parking and garden. Ideal for family. Available with optional cat! Non-smokers. Available 5 Sept–31 Dec; £3,900 pm including all bills and car. Contact or +44 7753 606360 for details and photos.

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.

Central Berlin, Hornstrasse, between Kreuzberg and Mitte, near U-Bahn station and buses, 200m from Gleisdreieckpark and Viktoria Park, within walking distance of  Potsdammer Platz, superb and very spacious 1-bedroom loft conversion, (5 floors) with lovely views of city and new park, with modern and elegant furnishing.  Available from Sept to end of Dec (also for short periods), €1,300 pm all inclusive, except telephone and cleaning (€30 pw). 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; Witney lettings 01993 777909.

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 435229, email:, or visit:

50% house-share available 1 July: newly refurbished property in quiet, residential street, Marston, OX3 ORX. Tenant will have decent-sized bedroom and exclusive use of another room for study/TV den/work room. Shared: bathroom, kitchen, conservatory/dining room, seating area, front and back garden. Near J R Hospital; good bus service into Headington/city centre/Summertown. Rent: £550 pcm plus 50% share of bills (gas, electricity, water, council tax). Phone/broadband available. Flora Botsford: 07765 986921;

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:

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.

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, 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.

Jesus Pobre, Costa Blanca, Spain, 10km inland from Javea. Picturesque renovated finca nestling under 3 ancient windmills in a valley of outstanding natural beauty, among vineyards, lemon, orange and almond groves. Owned by our family since 1960s. Swimming pool. Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms). Fully serviced. Ideal for families, artists, walkers, birdwatchers. From £500 pw. See:

Burgundy (Vézelay): old and spacious house available for short lets in heart of medieval town, close to 12th-century basilica. Excellent walking country. Also cycling, riding, kayaking, etc. Within Morvan National Park. Flexible rates. Suitable for a couple, for family holidays and for groups of up to 12. See pictures and more information at Contact: or 07980 305775.

Ashburn Cottage, Loch Fyne, west coast of Scotland. Spacious house on the shores of beautiful Loch Fyne. A place to relax, unwind and explore this stunning area. Comfortably furnished; 2 sitting rooms (1 with a wood burning fire, 1 with a balcony overlooking the loch), large kitchen/diner, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Enclosed garden and parking. Call 07929 883762 or email for availability and rates. See: (Relax, unwind, enjoy...)

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 pw. Visit us at or contact or 07710 463715.

Apulia, Monopoli, southeastern Italy. In quiet old quarter of ancient seaside town with sweeping views of the Adriatic and mountains from rooftop terrace, elegant stone floored apartment in 18th-century palazzo, 5 mins walk from sandy beach. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms, new beds, central heating/air conditioning, Jacuzzi, dishwasher, washing machine. Airports (Bari (Ryanair), Brindisi) 45 mins by train or car. Ten mins from 18-hole golf. Email: Tel: 003903928959730.

Property for sale

Lovely Oxford house with self-contained flat, for sale or rent in Hilltop Rd. Parking. Hall, sitting room with fireplace, toilet, kitchen/dining/2nd sitting area with French doors to garden. Upstairs: shower/toilet, 3 bedrooms (or 1 double, 1 single with balcony and en suite, and study). Property also has beautiful flat on 2 floors, see website photos: House rental £1,500 pcm. Flat £950 pcm. Property sale £750,000. Email: Tel.: 01865 604196.

Lovely rural house in Italy. Three floors, 300sqm, built 1980. Five bedrooms, bright kitchen, dining room, fireplace, 2 living rooms, 3 bathrooms. Beautiful panorama. Ample storage space. With terraces and porches. Garage, wide parking space, 2,750sqm of fenced land, with vineyard and fruit trees. Possibility to build a second house. Also sell separately house and land. In Umbria, Mantignana, near Perugia (11km), £410,000. Write for information.

Southwest France for sale: lovely secluded farmhouse, glorious surroundings close to beautiful Cathars village Najac (2km) in unspoilt conservation  Aveyron valley 1.5 hours northeast of Toulouse within easy reach of St Antonin-Noble-Val, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Belcastel, Conques, Estaing, Roquefort, Cordes-sur-Ciel (music festival). Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, pretty sitting room leading to big terrace, superb pool, wonderful views across wooded valley to Najac chateau, attractive garden with unusual trees and pond, wildlife plentiful; £320,000. Contact:; 07712 528539.