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  • Thursday 13 June 2013
  • NO. 5029
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

Craft Courses

Ardington School of Crafts offers short courses with practising craftspeople in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. 150 courses between 1 and 3 days, from stained glass and silver jewellery to textiles and carving, all held in our well-equipped workshops. Unearth your hidden talents and discover why people keep coming back to Ardington School of Crafts. Gift vouchers available. See: www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com. Tel: 01235 833433.

Sixth form college

For Oxford's best sixth form college there is only one choice: St Clare's, Oxford. Situated on Banbury Rd, St Clare's pupils have gained the best academic results in Oxfordshire for the last 3 years. Pupils study the International Baccalaureate, the internationally recognised integrated education programme offering an unusual and creative mix of subjects, encouraging students to become self-sufficient. Generous scholarships and bursaries are also on offer. See: www.stclares.ac.uk.

Research participants sought

HSPR Experiences of multiple conditions. As part of a National Institute for Health Research project, we are looking to interview (either in person or by telephone) both patients and GPs across the country about their experiences of managing multiple conditions, and to seek their thoughts on what might help them to manage these conditions better. We are interested in speaking to patients with at least 2 of the following conditions: asthma, COPD, diabetes, epilepsy, heart failure and stroke. We would also like to speak to GPs about the issues they face with patients with these conditions, and what they feel could be changed to improve clinical management and patient outcomes. For further information please contact Kate Neal, Health Services and Policy Research Group: kate.neal@phc.ox.ac.uk or 07775 003928.

The Oxford Pregnancy Study is investigating how anxiety during pregnancy may affect mums and babies. We are currently recruiting women who are pregnant for the first time, are between 18 and 40 years old and speak English fluently. Participation in the study will take approximately 2 hours in total, and all participants will be reimbursed for time and travel expenses. For more information about this study, please email prenatal@psych.ox.ac.uk, or telephone 01865 316109.

Teenage Social Cognition Study participants needed: we are looking for teenagers to take part in research into the understanding of social information and why some people are more worried about social situations than others. The research involves 1 hour maximum, in which the participant will be playing computerised games and completing a questionnaire. We are seeking teenagers aged 11–17 who have no developmental concerns. Participants will be reimbursed with an Amazon voucher. Please email: sophie.raeder@bnc.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 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 a book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group, opportunity to explore Oxfordshire and an opportunities in Oxford group. Visit our website: www.newcomers.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Car/taxi service. Professional, reliable service for business or pleasure. Superb brand new Seat Alhambra: luxury combined with versatility. Panoramic roof, leather seats, air conditioned, lots of luggage room. Also available: luxury Audi A8 limousine with beige leather seats and air suspension to waft you to your destination in comfort and style. Alhambra prices: Heathrow £75; Eurostar £95; Cambridge £125. For more prices or advice: cliveroberts@talktalk.net. Tel: 01865 778608/07917 566077. Accounts welcome.

Oxford's low-cost packing and shipping experts. Lowest price rates guaranteed for University students, staff and departments, plus free boxes and collection for all shipments. Whether clothing, books, computers, fragile laboratory equipment, musical instruments, rowing oars, valuable paintings or other household items, we specialise in custom packing, storage and worldwide delivery by road, sea and air. Pack & Send, 3 Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2 0AA. Tel: 01865 260610. Email: oxford@packsend.co.uk.

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.

Bell & Associates Patent Law. A full-service patent law firm with strong roots in Oxford, serving UK clients from our office in San Francisco, specialising in supporting academics in the life sciences, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, chemistry, drug development and delivery, nanotechnology, medical devices and electronics. Private, confidential, free consultations. If you believe that you have created IP beyond the scope of your University work, email us at info@bell-iplaw.com.

Sell your books. We buy academic and non-academic used books. If you are moving office or home, leaving the University or just need more space, we may be able to help. We are most interested in arts, history and social science subjects. Good prices paid for large or small collections and we collect from anywhere in the Oxford area. Please contact Ross on 07720 288774 or bd@beadledavies.co.uk.

Domestic services

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 www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information.

Situations vacant

Family-owned wine and cheese farm near Florence, Italy, seeks au pair for summer months. One-year-old baby, light housekeeping, share apartment with another helper. Room, board, small stipend. Fattoria Corzano e Paterno. Contact: susagelpke@hotmail.com.

Efficient female assistant sought for 2–3 weeks from 19 Aug–1 Sept to escort an elderly lady on holiday to northern Spain and possibly remain with her for another week on returning to Oxford. Ability to speak or understand Spanish and drive would be an advantage but not essential. Possibility of ongoing work if the right person is found. Please email including CV to ollie_douglas@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

Gorgeous 3-bedroom townhouse in central Oxford for short rentals. 3 mins’ walk from Magdalen College, easy walk to the rest of town. Great choice of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. 3 mins’ walk to the London coach service (Oxford Tube). Full of character, glass-roofed dining room, solid oak kitchen, marble bathroom with twin basins, cosy living room, 42" TV, fast internet, washer/drier, linen and weekly cleaning; £850 pw, £3,400 pcm. Jake: jakebrumby@gmail.com.

Jericho: delightful 4-bedroom canal-side house, with mature garden, for rent 6 Jul–15 Aug (approx 6 weeks). 5 mins from Port Meadow, the river, Phoenix cinema and restaurants. Easy access to city. Rent £500 pw, including use of Ford Focus estate and bicycles. Off-road parking. Careful, considerate, n-s tenants sought. Please contact by email: clarebassett@aol.com or tel: +44 (0) 1865 558589. References and deposit please.

Semi-detached stone cottage in attractive centre of Charlbury, 5 mins’ walk from station (fastest train to Oxford 16 mins), and close to shops. 2 bedrooms, wood-burning stove, small private garden with sunny aspect, outhouse; and separate study negotiable. Would suit single professional or couple, unsuitable for children. Available Jul onwards, furnished or unfurnished, £900 pcm. No pets or smokers, references sought. Contact Gillian at gillyglass@hotmail.com.

3-bedroom house to let in Grandpont (Kineton Rd). Fully furnished with garden, quiet location close to shops, short walk from city centre, river, schools, libraries, swimming, sports and bus stops. Ideal for family, but no smokers. Available from 1 Aug; £1,200 pcm. Email: architectcjl@yahoo.com.

Jericho/Walton Manor: 2-bedroom terraced house available for rent from 21 Jul, part furnished. 2 living rooms, kitchen, back garden, upstairs bathroom, downstairs WC, washing machine and tumble drier in basement. Close to Port Meadow, University Parks, central Oxford, University science area. Monthly rent: £1,300 plus utilities and council tax. Non-smokers only please. Ideal for professional couple or small family. Please contact Tom on 07880 808192.

House swaps

Offered: Algarve Olhao – non-touristy fishing town: most pleasant apartment with roof terrace; 10 mins’ walk from sea front, excellent seafood restaurants, etc. Apartment modernised and comfortable, with log burner in drawing room, but building retains 1930s’ art deco character. Desired: any 1-bed (or larger) flat/house within ring road. Whole of Michaelmas term preferred (negotiable). Email: rhys1@hotmail.com.

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.

Studio in Paris. Luxurious, architect-designed and fully equipped 37sq m furnished loft in quiet courtyard of trendy 11th arrondissement in central Paris (Métro Voltaire) for rent for Jun to 15 Aug; €700 pw all inclusive. Ideal for couple. Perfect for academics. Photos and info available from Marcelino Truong at marcelino.truong@club-internet.fr or 33 6 21 97 45 70.

Central north Oxford: available early Jul, stylish, spacious lower-ground-floor apartment. 1 double and 1 single bedroom, en suite bathroom, kitchen, sitting room, conservatory, large private terrace. Private entrance, 1 off-road parking space, furnished, n-s. No short-term lets. Fantastic location for central Oxford and amenities of Jericho, all within easy walking distance; £1,295 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Tel: 01865 512725.

Oxford: furnished apartments/houses. North: 2-bedroom flat mid-Sept £875 pcm; 2 bed plus study house £1,250 pcm from Sept. Central north: 2-bedroom flat £995 pcm from Oct; 1-bedroom flat £875 pcm from Sept. Central: 2-bedroom house adjacent to Saïd Business School and station £1,175 pcm from Oct. Headington: 3-bedroom new detached available £1,275, close to JR and Oxford. Tel: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Sunny, spacious flat. Quiet location, Hill Top Rd, Oxford, 1½ miles from city centre. Near hospitals, schools, parks, golf course and transport including London and Heathrow buses. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/diner, bathroom. Terrace with lovely views over Oxford. Use of the garden, off-street parking. Suit couple, child welcome. No pets. Non-smokers only; £800 pcm. Tel: 01865 351745. Mobile: 07733 400820.

Apartment for rent! Any time from Jul: first-floor apartment (top floor). 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Kitchen, living room, bathroom, small balcony, copious attic storage space. Parking space. Furnished (unfurnished possible). Address: 63 Sunderland Ave OX2 8DT. Situated on the corner with the Woodstock Rd. Easy access to Summertown, city centre, the A34 and ring road; £900 pcm (bills excluded); no sign-on fees. Email: rebecca.dyar@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Accommodation offered

View the best Oxford property rentals now, www.finders.co.uk/search/oxford, Finders Keepers, or call 01865 200012.

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.

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.

Affordable accommodation available. Academics, parent or students looking for a nice place to stay. Short- or long-term. B&B or self-catering rooms, which are all personally visited to offer quality accommodation in welcoming private homes in many Oxford locations. B&B from £28/night or £190/wk, all-inclusive. Long-term discount available. TV, free wireless internet, tea/coffee facilities, use of microwave. Linen and towels. For information, tel: 01865 435229, email: info@abodesuk.com or visit: www.abodesofoxford.com.

Upper Wolvercote/north Oxford: cottage overlooking canal to rent/share. Gch, open fire, garden. Vegetarian preferred. Available Sept, initially 6 months. Well-behaved small dog welcome. Suit academic/researcher. References/deposit required. Owner retains 1 room, often away, hence rent £420 pm for 1 person, plus bills. Contact: maureengolby@yahoo.co.uk; 01865 513465.

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.

Wanted: small flat for yearly rental wanted by elderly postgrad doctoral student for 1 person and his calm golden retriever dog, beginning Oct 2013. Car parking and easy access to common ground preferred. Please contact bill@billdinning.com.

Wanted: 3-bedroom flat or family home in or near Oxford from mid-Jan to mid-Mar 2014 for family of 3 from the United States. Please email Catherine at cvtall@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Sunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening onto south-facing garden, WiFi/TV provided. Lounge/dining area, fully equipped kitchenette with fridge/freezer/hob/microwave. Separate access with own hallway including washer/drier, beautiful bathroom with shower. Fresh linen regularly, £50 per night, bills included, minimum 3 nights; £15 surcharge for second person. Email: studioflatnorthoxford@gmail.com. Tel: 0044 (0)7764 574700.

Office space available

Offices available central Eynsham: first-floor offices, open plan, approx 97 sq m, flexible lease terms, cat 5 cabling. Rent includes rates, reasonable use of electric and heating, building insurance, some cleaning; £1,500 plus VAT pcm. Contact: joelle@pimms.tv, 01865 881222.

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.

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 www.gitevezelay.co.uk. Contact: jessica0407@talktalk.net or 07980 305775.

Apartments in Tuscany – 4 beautifully renovated flats within the 12th-century town walls of Anghiari, looking out 300ft above the Upper Tiber valley. This exquisite little hill town is the perfect base for day trips to Arezzo, Florence, Sienna, Cortona, Assisi and Perugia and walks in the Abruzzi mountains. Many local activities to enjoy, including the Olympic-sized outdoor pool in nearby San Sepulchro. 'Casa Cantabria' sleeps 5 (£750/wk; www.vrbo.com/253555); 2 smaller flats sleep 2 (£550 or £500/wk; www.vrbo.com/261392 and www.vrbo.com/265013). For larger rooms with huge windows and no stairs, try Tiber View which sleeps 4 (£650/week; www.vrbo.com/433673). Alternatively, with a 33% discount over winter, a stay in this friendly, small town would be perfect for a sabbatical month or 2. Website: www.anghiarimagic.com or contact louise.upton@dpag.ox.ac.uk for more details.

South of France. Charming, soigné apartment in newly restored village house in picturesque Junas (between Nimes and Montpellier) for short lets all through the year. 2 en-suite double bedrooms, secluded courtyard with small pool. Ideal writer's retreat. Beautiful walks surrounding countryside and nearby seaside. Email: santiago.munoz@orange.fr or see www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p690606a.

Dorset: lovely house to let, surrounded by trees and fields, close to woodland walks and fossil-filled Jurassic coast! 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, loo, large sitting room plus sofa-bed, kitchen/dining room, huge garden, WiFi, parking. 5 mins Charmouth, Lyme Regis, River Cottage HQ and canteen; 20 mins West Bay, Bridport (indie cinema, arts centre, cafés, quirky Sat market); £650 pw Jul, £700 Aug. Contact: 01297 34541, bm@barbaramackay.co.uk for photos.

Lot, France.  Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1 + 1) and more rustic independent 4 (2 + 2 bunk beds). Private garden. Good walking, cycling (bikes available including tandem), canoeing.  Varied visits, eg Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie, Figeac, Grotte de Peche Merle. £400 pw, Jul/Aug; £200 pw/£350 fortnight at other times.  For more details, photos see website sulpicelot.com or email johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk. French tuition available.

Stinton advert Rustic farmhouse to let in Lot, SW France. Our carefully restored farmhouse sleeps up to 14 (+2 cots). A textbook example of Quercynoix style with all traditional features. Comfortable, unspoilt, large garden, lovely 10m pool. Sits atop charming village. Prehistoric caves, chateaux, markets, walks, famous gastronomy all nearby. Web: www.maison-lafeuille.co.uk or www.homeaway.co.uk/France/Midi-Pyrenees/holiday-farmhouse-Lot/p9082.htm. Tel: 01865 556307.

Property for sale

Umbria. Between Assisi and Gubbio on edge of quiet village, overlooking the Appenines. Modern house consisting of ground floor: large sitting room with wood burner, kitchen/diner, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Garden of ½ acre, mainly orchard. Lower ground floor: large space 160 sq m with kitchen and shower room suitable as an art studio or workshop etc, £220,000. For details and photos please email csellams@hotmail.com.