• Thursday 14 February 2013
  • NO. 5015
  • VOL. 143


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Inspiring Craft Courses

Beat the winter doldrums – 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: Tel: 01235 833433.

Oxford Health Foundation Trust

Health Matters talks

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust presents Health Matters talks at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month at Science Oxford, 1–5 London Place, OX4 1BD. 26 Feb: Dr Anne Stewart: 'Eating disorders in young people'. 26 Mar: Dr Jean Christensen, Oxtext Project Manager, and Lily McPeake, True Colours Development Coordinator: 'Oxtext and True Colours – self-monitoring for bi-polar disorder using web-based technology'. The talks follow an interactive format with a 45-min talk followed by a 45-min Q&A session, aimed at those with a personal or professional interest in the topic. Admission: £5 (free for members of Science Oxford or Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust). See; for free membership of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, email


Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford, annual joint lecture: 'Democracy and Muslim–Christian relations in the Middle East', Tues, 26 Feb, 5pm, Examination Schools. (Refreshments from 4pm.) Speakers: His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop, Coptic Orthodox Church, UK: 'The democracy of the Middle East'; Tariq Ramadan, HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Oxford: 'Building democracy: the challenge ahead for Muslim–Christian relations'. All welcome.

Another Country

Another Country will be performed at Oxford Playhouse, Wed 13–Sat 16 Feb. University of Oxford students perform Julian Mitchell's Olivier Award-winning play. On Sat 16 Feb, MI5's authorised historian, Professor Christopher Andrew, will speak on 'The Cambridge spies: what the KGB and British Intelligence files reveal'. Tickets available on 01865 305305 or at

Research participants sought

Are you a parent/carer of young person aged up to 25, who has harmed themselves?  University of Oxford researchers would like to hear about your experiences and use what you tell us to support other parents and carers and to improve health professionals' understanding and support for young people who self-harm and their families. The research will be published on the website To find out more, please contact Sue Simkin; 01865 226453 (Berkshire Research Ethics Committee 12/SC/0495).

Experiences of multiple conditions. As part of a National Institute for Health Research project, we are looking to interview both patients and GPs 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, stroke, epilepsy, heart disease and diabetes. 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. For further information please contact Kate Neal, Health Services and Policy Research Group: or 07775 003928.

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:

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 on 07976 261850 or 0845 458 2980.

Airport car service. Professional reliable service for business or pleasure. Comfortable, practical Volvo XC 70 estate. All-wheel drive gets you there safely, ice or snow! Luxury Audi A8 limousine – sink into the beige leather seats and be wafted to the airport or treat your VIP guests. All cars run on winter tyres for safety. Heathrow from £75, Eurostar £95, Cambridge £125. Call Clive Roberts on 01865 778608 or 07917 566077 (mobile) or email your requirements to Business/University accounts welcome.

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 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

Situations vacant

TEFL-qualified teachers required to join an established team for closed courses of Japanese students, 19–31 Mar at Oxford University colleges. Full- and part-time positions available. Excellent rates of pay: £25/hr for the right candidates. Please send a brief CV to

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:, call: 01865 764533, or email:

Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the river, city centre and University. Beautiful, eclectic Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, large split-level living room, dining room, modern and fully equipped kitchen. First floor: hi-spec bathroom with spacious shower, free-standing bath, double sinks, bidet, WC. Second floor: shower room with WC. South-facing garden. Residents' parking, bicycle(s), WiFi. Available: end June to beginning Sept. Price/dates negotiable. Tel: +44(0)1865 725193. Email:

Three-bed fully furnished house available for 3 years from Apr, £1,300 pcm, west Oxford OX2 0HX. Close to rail station, city centre, parks and playgrounds. Under-floor heating, double glazing, dishwasher, all mod cons, 35m garden. Ideal for professional couple or small family. Sorry, no undergraduates. Contact Anthony on 07966 168074 or

Spacious fully furnished centrally heated family home. Quiet location, Hill Top Rd, Oxford. One and a half 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, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC. Off-street parking. Suit family, n-s only; £2,000 pcm ono. Tel 01865 351745, 07733 400820 (mobile).

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

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: Email: or tel: 01993 811711.

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary, from now initially for up to 6 months, 2 months' notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl dishwasher, 2.5 miles city centre, walking distance to parts of University, regular bus route; £975 pcm incl bills except telephone and internet. References required. Contact:

Quiet, furnished flat-let, fully equipped for 1 person, in Old Headington. Views of garden and church and near to John Radcliffe Hospital. Bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining room and use of bathroom on same floor, £420 pm incl central heating. No bills. Tel: 01865 437750 after 6pm. 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:

View the best Oxford property rentals now,, Finders Keepers, or call 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:

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:

Short lets. Self-contained, fully furnished single and double studios available very soon. Also 1-bedroom flat from late-Mar for 2 months. On Iffley Rd, 10 mins’ walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins to shops, 20 mins to Oxford Brookes. Bus to Science Park. Equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier), wireless broadband, TV/DVD, c/h. Taxes, utilities, Wi-Fi, off-road parking, cleaning, linen included. Preferred starting date and duration to stay@oxfordbythe

Office space available

Office space to let within Wolfson College Annex buildings in Linton Rd, Oxford. Comprising of approximately 400 sq m split in to 20 offices of various sizes with shared kitchen, WC’s and meeting room.  Only 15 mins from the city centre with limited parking for up to 8 cars. Would consider splitting into small units. For viewing and further details please contact Barry Coote, Home Bursar on or 01865 274070.

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 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, 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: See:

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

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:

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Five bedrooms (4 with modernised en suite bathrooms); 2 bedrooms are interconnected and could be family suite. We do limit the number of guests to 8 (including children). Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. Available early June to mid-Oct, £1,500 pw. See website (has contact email address):

French house situated in quiet village in the foothills of the Pyrénées, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

Italy, holiday house to let in Le Marche. Three-bedroom house in rural location, close to Urbino and 40 mins from the Adriatic coast. Beautiful views; £300 pw between May and Sept. For photographs and further information contact Vivienne Pearson:

Lovely house to rent in Ste-Suzanne, Pays de Loire. Village classified as 'one of the most beautiful in France'. Ideally positioned, unspoiled countryside and next to best boulangerie in area! Village has open-air swimming pool in summer. Easily accessible from UK seaports and airports. Great for walking, relaxing, visiting markets, creative projects. Sleeps 7 comfortably. Price range: £300–£475 pw. Contact or 01865 424749.