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  • Thursday 6 October 2011
  • NO. 4964
  • VOL. 142

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Miscellaneous

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.

Free back issues of the Gazette available

Free to any interested party: copies of the University of Oxford Gazette from 1994 to the present. Please contact James Benson, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (tel.: 01865 278229); james.benson@orinst.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.

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.

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) with extensive teaching experience and highest level references. Research assistance work also considered. Tel.: 07790 067072.

Piano tuition with enjoyment and results. Imaginative yet disciplined teaching offered by active concert pianist based in Headington. Over 25 years' experience of performing and teaching internationally, trained by some of the foremost teachers in the US and the UK. For intermediate and advanced students who seek effective technical solutions and a higher level of musical insight. Contact Bethe Levvy, BMus MA, at: 01865 766931, 07786 776921 or bethe@levvy.co.uk.

Situations vacant

Required as soon as possible: well-qualified teachers of Danish and Persian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native-speaker level and able to teach literature to pre-university students in their mother tongue. Enquiries to catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk. Further details from our website: www.stclares.ac.uk/jobs. Appointments will be subject to enhanced CRB check and satisfactory references. St Clare's is a registered charity advancing international education and understanding.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newly constructed 4-bed house with study available to let in Woodstock. Ten mins. walking distance to Blenheim Palace grounds and Woodstock town centre. Double doors from lounge and kitchen to patio with enclosed garden. Master bedroom with en suite, 3 further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Driveway parking for 3+ cars. Oxford 8 miles. Good S3 bus links and park and ride. Rent £1,750 p.c.m. Available from Oct. Email: mneilson@blenheimpalace.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.

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.

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.

Oxford OX2 (Summertown), lovely, spacious 2-bedroom, furnished flat, in a quiet courtyard but walking distance to shops, etc., £1,200 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 292065 or letsco_gmg@yahoo.co.uk or www.letsco.co.uk.

Accommodation available in east Oxford: beautiful, light and airy top-floor flat in period terrace. Available to rent to responsible tenant (n-s) for minimum of 6 months from beginning of Dec. Fully furnished, 1 double bedroom, traditional wooden floors. Quiet street, 5 mins. walk from Cowley Rd, 5 mins. cycle into city centre. Rent £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Tanya Khara: tanyakhara@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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Taylor's website.