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  • Thursday 10 January 2013
  • NO. 5010
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

Christ Church Cathedral School scholarships

Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford Cardinal Scholarships for entry in Sept 2013. A maximum of 3 Cardinal Scholars will be elected next term from Form 2 applicants, both internal and external, to take up their scholarships at Christ Church Cathedral School the following Sept in Form 3. The award of a scholarship will entitle a boy's parents to a 15% remission on each term's fees throughout the Prep Dept (age 7–13). Closing date for applications is Fri 8 Feb. For further information and application form please contact Diane Price, Admissions' Secretary on 01865 242561 or email: registrar@cccs.org.uk.

St Theosevia Centre study days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality: study days in Hilary term: Sat, 9 Feb, 10.30am–4pm: 'The binding of Isaac', with Professor Sebastian Brock, Archimandrite Ephrem Lash and Dr Emmanouella Grypeou. Sat, 2 Mar, 10.30am–4pm: 'The Christian poet', with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Dr Santha Bhattacharji and The Revd Dr Tim and Hilary Naish. Students free, non-students £5. Bring your lunch. Web: www.theosevia.org; contact: The Revd Steffen Weishaupt, steffen.weishaupt@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Research participants sought

Over 60? Want to start exercising? Researchers at Oxford University are investigating the effect physical activity has on the brain. Participants will be given a free supervised exercise programme and undergo MRI brain scans. If you would like to find out more please contact 07512 684994 or exercise@fmrib.ox.ac.uk (Oxfordshire REC B 10/H0605/48, Version 1 – 30/01/2012).

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 Wednesday 10.30–12 (excluding the Christmas vacation). 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 on 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. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, from £75; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £125. 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 01608 667423 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

Frances Carroll Nutrition. I am a qualified, regulated and insured nutrition practitioner skilled at identifying nutrient imbalances and correcting them to optimise health. I see people with a wide range of conditions. Most common include mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and panic attacks, those in pain and those wishing to lose body fat. See: www.francescarroll.co.uk; www.facebook.com/francescarrollnutrition; https://twitter.com/FrancesCarroll_; www.francescarrollnutrition.wordpress.com.

Houses to let

An Englishman's home is his castle – so the saying goes. We don't have too many castles, but we do have a constant supply of good-quality property to rent in Oxford city. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in letting to academics and other professionals. We aim to provide the friendliest professional service in the city. Visit: www.qbman.co.uk, call: 01865 764533, or email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Summertown. Furnished 2-bedroom duplex with designated parking and a lovely communal garden. Available for sublet 15 Feb–15 Sept. Spacious. Bathroom on each floor (shower, bath). One huge bedroom with en suite bathroom. Second bedroom set as a study. Washing machine, dishwasher. Dishes, bedding, towels provided. Quiet road with good access to shops and restaurants in Summertown and to city centre. Email for photos; £1,050 pcm. Contact zehavits@yahoo.com.

Spacious fully furnished centrally heated family home. Quiet location, Hill Top Rd, Oxford; 1½ miles city centre, near hospitals, schools, parks, golf course and transport including London and Heathrow buses. Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room. French doors to garden. Further reception room. Utility/shower/cloakroom. Five bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC. Off-street parking. Suit family, non-smokers only, £2,000 pcm. Tel: 01865 351745. Mobile: 07733 400820.

Oxford, Jericho. Tiny but charming terrace (row) house, quiet residential street, walking distance colleges, shops, rail, bus. Two small bedrooms, bath with shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to garden, fully furnished, including china, linen, broadband, modern kitchen, TV, gch. Ideal for sabbatical. All utility bills and taxes included in rent. Nothing more to pay except phone calls. Owner in USA. £1,700 pm. Available from Jan 2013. Details: ejbrowne@hotmail.co.uk.

Four-bedroom family home. Fully furnished Victorian semi-detached home, available for short-term rent (precise dates and duration flexible) from late Jan. Located close to Abingdon town centre and on main bus route into Oxford (every 10 mins, journey time normally under 20 mins). Tenants expected to allow estate agent to show viewers round; hence discounted rate of £1,275 pcm. For more details, please contact Dr Andrew Turner on andrew.d.turner@btinternet.com.

Charming 2-bedroom terraced house in pretty, safe neighbourhood of Oxford available for house exchange (with place in Montreal) or rental. Available from Apr–Jun. 2–3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden. Friendly cat optional! Would suit n-s visiting academic, couple and/or family. Fantastic bus route or cycle ride into town, good travel links to London. Contact: dianahedges@yahoo.co.uk.

House swaps

House swap wanted: house or minimum 2-bedroom apartment in Oxford city centre 1 Apr–30 June. On offer: San Diego, California – 316 sq m, 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 7 miles from Pacific Ocean, 17 miles from University of California, hot tub, sauna, swimming pool; and Taos, New Mexico – 316 sq m, 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 4 acres, stream, 1.5 miles Taos Plaza, 90 mins north Santa Fe. Contact David Mares: dmares@ucsd.edu.

Flats to let

University Accommodation Office

The University Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full and part-time students, academic visitors and 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 from 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.

Accommodation offered

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; 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: info@abodesuk.com, or visit: www.abodesofoxford.com.

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 Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation/landlord. For information: 01865 280811.

New Zealand family on sabbatical seeks furnished/semi-furnished 3–4-bedroom house in Oxford or surrounds for Mar–Aug; dates flexible. English references available. Please contact thomasbiss@hendersonreeves.co.nz or emilyhenderson@xtra.co.nz.

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.

Central Oxford Folly_Bridge_interior

Folly Bridge – secluded, comfortable, long or short stay, modern, spacious, 1-bedroom apartment with private parking. Near Christ Church Meadows. Quiet, peaceful nights. Large sun terrace with view over garden and river. Near to shops, colleges, coaches, buses and trains. Web: http://follybridgeoxford.co.uk. Email: pauline.hodson@btconnect.com. Tel: 01865 764520 or 07713 681216.

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic, primitive, 2-bedroom gamekeeper’s cottage up a muddy farm track in national park at the foot of the South Downs. Open fire, polished floor, simple kitchen; dishwasher, washing machine; broadband, no TV, large study. On own 190-acre organic farm – woods, valleys, river, bluebells, deer. Available weekends; discounts for junior academics. Pictures at www.wakehamfarm.com 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, bathing, bird watching. Beautiful beach perfect for bucket and spade family holidays. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: gabriel.amherst@btconnect.com. See: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

North Yorkshire Coast. Comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Large garden, sea views, central heating and private parking. Sleeps 9+ but special rates for couples and small parties. Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large, comfortable sitting room. First floor: 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, further sitting room. Second floor: 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727 or email val.everton@yahoo.co.uk.

Slovakia. Timber cottage deep in unspoilt forests, a good place for walking holidays, bird watching and fishing. The peaks within 3 miles are higher than Snowdon or Table Mountain. One can walk for miles above an altitude of 1,000m along the long-distance European walking trails E3 and E8. Hiking maps provided in the cottage. Cottage hire details: www.SlovakiaHolidays.org. Cottage sleeps 4–6, £350–£450 pw. Tel: 01844 339754.

Ceret, Pyrénées-Orientales, SW France. Town house for holiday lets. Sleeps 6. Garden, broadband, satellite TV. Ten mins' walk from centre (Museum of Modern Art, restaurants, etc). Easy access to Mediterranean (Collioure, Côte Vermeille), mountains, Andorra, Spanish Catalonia. Visit www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/ceret/234418 for full details, photos and booking information.

Crete. Rethymno. Villa built in lovely rural setting, on top of a hill, 12km from the centre of the town. Provides a superb and peaceful holiday. Spectacular sea, country views. Separated storeys, sleeps 6 on the ground and 4 on the first. Car available. Barbeque area and swimming pool. Ideal for writing, painting, trekking. For details please contact: nglynias@yahoo.gr.