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  • Thursday 8 December 2011
  • NO. 4973
  • VOL. 142

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Miscellaneous

Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final issue of the Gazette for Michaelmas term. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 12 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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: www.oxfordbookfair.org.

Research participants sought

Parents of teenagers! We're looking for adolescents (aged 11–17) 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 interested in hearing from all young people, but especially those with anxiety or low mood. For more information visit http://REDD.psy.ox.ac.uk or email REDD@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Learn to play bridge

Oxford Bridge Learning – learn or return to play bridge in the new year. We have daytime and evening courses for complete beginners through to advanced players. Further details can be found at www.oxfordbridgelearning.org.uk or email learnbridge@aol.com.

Chorister auditions

New College Choir: chorister auditions – Tues. 10 Jan. Boys currently in Year 2 are invited to audition for choristerships in New College Choir, for entry as probationers in Year 3 (September 2012). Probationers follow a new specialist music programme as training to be full choristers, and enjoy generous bursaries at New College School. For more information and to register, please contact edward.higginbottom@new.ox.ac.uk or 01865 279519, and see www.newcollegechoir.com.

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.

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.

Knead Me Massage Therapies opens brand-new clinic in exclusively refurbished premises in Oxford! Be one of the first to book deep tissue, combination or anti-stress massage at our new clinic. Come enjoy the relaxation and comfort of our new heated ergonomic beds and rooms to help melt away your muscle tension and stress. Benefit from our fantastic opening specials or buy gift vouchers for Christmas. See www.kneadme.co.uk or 01865 244811.

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: https://sites.google.com/site/osteopathdidcot.

Architect with eco-refurbishment and conservation credentials offers her services in residential design, planning applications, building regulations and site supervision. RIBA registered but not registered for VAT. Tel.: 01865 515229; www.wandakempwelcharchitect.co.uk; email: info@wandakempwelcharchitect.co.uk

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.

Situations vacant

Oxford Bridge Learning is looking for a graduate student who would be interested in helping to develop and administer our small business with the added benefit of learning how to play bridge. Please reply to oblmanagement@aol.com by 12 Dec. with your CV and details of your availability from Jan. 2012.

Choristership Assistant required on Thursday, Friday and Sunday during school term for approximately 5.5 hours per week. Assist in taking rehearsals, admin and pastoral care. Would suit a musician interested in choral music. Experience working with choirs and/or as an organist an advantage but not essential. Applications with full CV, names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Mrs Dusty Evans, HR Department, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR; tel.: 01235 543034; fax: 01235 543166; email: gjg@radley.org.uk; website: www.radley.org.uk. Closing date: 1 January 2012. 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.

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 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.

Charming townhouse to let, located at St George's Park (3 miles from city centre), within a setting of 12 acres of communal grounds. Four bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and 2 smaller bedrooms. Fully furnished at a high standard (antiques and works of art), piano and delightful garden. Available from Jan. to June/July 2012. Price: £1,200 p.m. excl. utilities and council tax. Contact: v.rodriguez-blanco@bham.ac.uk.

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 emily@scottfraser.co.uk.

For rent to responsible couple with references: 2-bedroom c.h. modern house with parking, private and communal garden. Very peaceful, leafy attractive location (off Iffley Turn) close to excellent amenities. Available end Jan. for a minimum of 6 months (renewable). Sorry no pets, smokers or children. House to be redecorated and refurbished by start of tenancy. Rent around £1,000 p.m. plus council tax and utilities. Tel.: 01865 361494. Mobile: 07775 316724. Email: southend104@hotmail.com.

House to rent Jan.–Mar. in picturesque village of Wolvercote: great views and only 2km from Oxford. Features double and single bedroom; wood-burning stove; modern bathroom and kitchen; conservatory dining room; additional shower and WC on first floor. Rent £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.

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: annemarie.gaston@gmail.com; gaston@cyberus.ca. Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Summertown: well-presented 4-bedroom contemporary styled family house with wood floors on a good road in Summertown, north Oxford, offering flexible accommodation. Superb kitchen with granite worktops. Ideal for north Oxford's favoured schools. Available now at monthly rent of £1,850. Contact Finders Keepers for further details: 01865 311011.

Stunning 2-bedroom semi-detached house located north of Summertown. Finished to the very highest standards. Property has lovely private garden and driveway parking. Offered unfurnished. Pets considered. Rent £1,195 p.c.m. Photos upon request. Contact Valeria Nicolosi: 07523 658098 or valeria.nicolosi@materials.ox.ac.uk.

Victorian semi-detached house in Lime Walk, Headington, close to Old Road Campus, shops and buses to town centre. Recently refurbished with 2 double bedrooms, dressing room, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with good-quality appliances, travertine bathroom, conservatory, southwest-facing garden, wooden floors throughout, g.c.h., off-road parking. Furnished (with piano), £1,300 p.c.m. No students. Available 10 January. Contact: melania.bucciarelli.1@city.ac.uk.

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.

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 for 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: annemarie.gaston@gmail.com; gaston@cyberus.ca. Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

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.

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: stay@oxfordbythemonth.com.

Room to let in east Oxford (Cowley) in lovely house with garden. Available from Jan. onwards, £450 p.m. all included apart from telephone. Discount for native Russian speakers. Contact lucile.desligneres@laposte.net.

For rent: large self-contained bedroom/living room on ground floor with own bathroom and kitchen, £650 p.c.m. all bills included. Use of decked area and access to garden for safe bike storage. Good area, plenty of parking, Littlemore/Cowley, close to Oxford Science Park. Large house, hallway shared with family living on first and second floor. Cats welcome. Short 3-month let considered. Available now. Call Geoff and Tanya: 07932 770277.

Three single rooms (3 nights minimum) in sought-after Jericho and within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, London buses and trains. Breakfast included. Non-smoking. Use of kitchen. Broadband. TV. Suitable for visiting academics and postdocs. Fair rates. Short or long stays. Tel./fax: 01865 516142. Email: elphickjericho@gmail.com.

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 migena.bregu@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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: www.oxfordstudentpad.co.uk. 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: 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.

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.

Office space available

Very nice office space available this Dec. furnished or unfurnished. Close to centre, very light, high ceiling, own entrance door, hallway, WCs, kitchen, 3 hrs. free parking outside. Parking permit available; £650 plus bills. Contact: oxhomes@aol.com.

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.

Venice, Italy – charming apartment in San Samuele available for short-stay lets from 1 week. Fully equipped, comfortable, sleeps 5. Contact: tagariello@libero.it.

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: www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-35687729.html.