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  • Thursday 18 July 2013
  • NO. 5033
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final Gazette of Trinity term. The first Michaelmas term issue to carry adverts will be published on 3 Oct. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/classifiedadvertising).

Research funding

ResearchProfessional.com is an online research funding opportunities database and alerting service. The University has a site-wide licence, so it is freely accessible to anyone with an ox.ac.uk email address. Find out more about ResearchProfessional.com, including user guides and training sessions, on the Research Services website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/findfunding/rp).

BrainBankUK Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research, JR  

The developing brain is altered in autism but neuroscientists do not know how or why. Research is needed to understand the causes and biological basis of autism, to develop better interventions to improve the lives of those directly affected by it. Such critical research is hindered by the scarcity of donated human brain tissue. Control tissue, donated by people who do not have autism, is needed for comparison just as much as donations by people who do – and the NHS organ donor scheme does not include brain donation. We particularly want younger people to consider making a pledge to donate their brain after death (the further the brain is from its inception, the more difficult it is to understand the process of its development, so we do not take donations from people over 65 not directly affected by autism). See www.brainbankforautism.org.uk for information and to register as a donor.

RestoreRestore Café and Shop – now open on Saturdays

Local mental health charity Restore in Manzil Way, off Cowley Rd, is now opening its Garden Café on Saturdays 10am–4pm (in addition to Mon–Fri 10am–3pm), serving delicious food and drinks made on the premises. Enjoy the summer weather in the peaceful garden or treat yourself to one of the many handmade gifts on sale. More details at www.restore.org.uk.

Inspiring 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.

Research participants sought

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.

Stimulating the brain during cognitive training. We are recruiting participants for a study that assesses the effect of transcranial current stimulation on cognitive abilities using fun and engaging game training. We are looking for participants aged 60–80 in good health. The study would take up to 5 hours, over 3 days within a week. All participants will receive £50. For further information, please email brainfhsproject@gmail.com or phone 07546 366555.

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.

The Oxford Vaccine Group is recruiting volunteers for a study to prevent severe viral chest infections. If you are 18–50 and in good health, you may be eligible to take part in the study. Compensation provided for your time, inconvenience and travel over the study period. If interested please visit our website at www.ovg.ox.ac.uk/rsv001-new-vaccine-prevent-severe-viral-chest-infections for a Study Information Booklet and further details. 

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.

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.

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.

K S Carpentry – bespoke carpentry service for your home and garden. Based in Oxford, I undertake all internal carpentry, furniture, bookcases, wardrobes etc, garden structures, timber out-buildings and other oak timber-framing. Work is to an excellent standard, at a good price with a pleasant amenable service. Please feel free to give me a ring to talk about your project and for examples. Contact Keith Sault: tel: 07825 731350 or email: ksaultcarpentry@gmail.com.

Situations vacant

Family seeking experienced nanny or childminder for primary school pick-up and after-school care of one child, 4–5 days/wk, 3–6pm with occasional later finish/overtime. Grandpont/north Oxford, from Sep. Pay negotiable. Please contact natalia.nowakowska@some.ox.ac.uk.

Career opportunity: Programme Officer – Nord Anglia Education. Oxford Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading premium international schools organisation. Our family of schools currently comprises 27 campuses across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America offering British-style education to multiple nationalities. We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and highly organised Programme Officer to work in our Education Team in Oxford. Our team works across our schools to enhance the quality and consistency of our educational offering, to raise the overall awareness of the latest educational thinking and to position the organisation as a leader in our field. This post offers real challenge and a potential career for the right candidate. If you are a results-driven individual with excellent organisational skills we would like to hear from you. Visit www.jobtrain.co.uk/nordanglia to find out more and apply online. Salary: c£26,000. Closing date: 31 Jul. See: www.nordanglia.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.

Oxford furnished houses. Central: 2-bedroom adjacent Saïd Business School and station from Oct, £1,175 pcm. North: 2-bedroom plus study from early Sept, £1,250 pcm. Headington/Marston close to hospitals and Oxford: 3-bedroom furnished new house available at £1,300 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Would best suit professional, visiting academic couple, small family. Parking, garden, convenient good residential area. Tel: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

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. Not suitable for children. No pets. Council Tax band F. Available 10 Aug. Contact Scottfraser on 01865 761111 or email headington@scottfraser.co.uk.

West Oxford. Lovely furnished detached house near Cumnor Hill and Elms Rise, 3 bedrooms, fully equipped; quiet area; short walk to centre or train station. Available from Sep for 1 year. Rent £1,500 pcm, ideal for academic visitors. Email: jaoued@gmail.com.

Spacious, well-furnished north Oxford home on quiet cul-de-sac ending in large park. Available c8 Oct–13 Nov. Accommodation includes 4+ bedrooms, study with WiFi, large modern kitchen and lovely dining room with large windows overlooking secluded garden. Downstairs wheelchair adapted. Frequent city centre bus service; £350 pw includes utilities. Contact: (0)1865 454274; tam.frishberg@gmail.com.

Central Oxford: 5-bedroom house to let from Sep with large garden, off-street parking in quiet leafy neighbourhood. Convenient for hospitals and University. £2,000 pm. Long-term let preferable but not essential. Contact: 0750 1444 216 or willjeannie@creativedata.co.uk.

Spacious fully furnished centrally heated family home. Quiet location, Hill Top Rd, Oxford; 1½ miles city centre. Near hospitals, schools, golf course and transport including London and Heathrow buses. Open-plan kitchen/living room. Further reception room. Utility/shower/cloakroom, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC. Off-street parking. Garden. Suit family, n-s only; £2,000 pcm. Tel: 01865 351745. Mobile: 07733 400820.

House swaps

Oxford/ Oslo house swap: We are a family of 4 looking to house swap with a family from Oslo. We can offer a furnished 4-bedroom house with garden, living room, large kitchen and a study in a village setting 9 miles from central Oxford. Available from Aug 2013 to Jul 2014. We are seeking similar accommodation in Oslo. For more information: lauradphelps@gmail.com or call 01844 279737.

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.

Oxford: furnished apartments/houses. North: 2-bedroom flat mid-Sept £875 pcm; 2-bedroom 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.

Exceptional double-bedroom apartment in central Oxford. Fully furnished. Wonderful views. Great location. Suit visiting academic couple. Available 6 months or longer from Oct or Nov; £390 pw, plus bills. Tel: +44 (0)7773 133228 or email: williamalliss@gmail.com.

West London flat available for short-term let over Aug, and from time to time by arrangement. Overlooking historic Kew Green, this fully furnished, 2-bedroom property is almost adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Thames, within a short walk of the National Archives, and provides good access to London Underground and National Rail stations. Available dates, and rates, are negotiable. References are available and requested. For full details, please email: jon.austyn@btinternet.com.

Charming 2-bedroom flat in North Central Oxford (Bardwell Road), fully furnished, quiet, off-street parking and garage. Best suited to professionals and academics. £1,100 pcm excluding utility bills and council tax. The flat is vacant from 3 Jul. Longer term rental preferred. Tel: 01235 770904 evenings or email: b.haist@btinternet.com.

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 or 07443 226802.

Central Oxford, Gloucester Green, large furnished studio flat to let. Available now. Ideal for single person. Second floor with quiet aspect and balcony. Double bed, open plan to sitting and dining area. Kitchen and separate bathroom. Furnished; £750 pcm (exclusive). 1 month deposit. Tel 07714 275159 or email kathyhegarty@hotmail.co.uk.

Spacious, contemporary apartment in an attractive location near the river, 5–10 mins' walk from the centre of Oxford and colleges. 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Fully furnished with microwave, dishwasher and TV. Residents' parking and communal gardens. Would suit visiting academics or postgraduate students. Available from beginning of Aug 2013 until end of Apr 2014. Contact Tristan on 07986 827395; tristanblount@hotmail.com.

1-bedroom flat central north Oxford, Thackley End OX2 6LB. Ground floor with small patio onto communal garden. 5 mins' walk to St Antony's and 10 to Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and St Giles'. Currently undergoing major refurbishment – woodblock floor throughout, walk-in shower replaces bath, complete double glazing. 1 Sep occupation. Minimum let 12 months. For further information including floor plan, 'before' pictures and progress report contact the owners: kitandliz@gmail.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.

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.

Accommodation offered in south Oxford (OX4): large room overlooking peaceful garden available from Oct in 3-bedroom house close to river and nature. Easy access to centre by bike or bus. Share house with literary and musical lawyer. £500 pcm plus bills. Flexible arrangements (Mon–Fri or term time only) also considered. Suit 1 academic, researcher or professional. Please contact Brigitte at brischitt@outlook.com or 07788 629190.

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.

Visiting academic with 11-year-old daughter seeks small furnished house or flat, Jericho or north Oxford, Jan–Apr or Jan–Jun 2014. Clean, responsible, good references. If you have anything suitable, please contact me at margaret.moore@queensu.ca.

Family accommodation sought in or around Oxford for next academic year. Academic couple with two children (8 and 9). Very responsible and would look after house. If interested please email dawn.oreilly@path.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting research fellow with family seeking to rent 3-bedroom furnished house/flat preferably in Marston/St Clement's area, beginning end of Aug. Email: guy.beiner@history.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 243922.

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.

Short term (weekly, monthly) single and double self-contained studios with cooking, laundry, WiFi, bike and car parking facilities. Close to town and both universities, Bodleian Library, University gym and pool, shops, pubs, restaurants, bus stops for airports, London and Science Park. Rent includes taxes, weekly cleaning and fresh linen, and all outgoings (except food and personal items). Suit academics needing own light, clean, quiet ‘home from home’. Enquiries: stay@oxfordbythemonth.

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.

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 and photos see website sulpicelot.com or email johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk. French tuition available.

Privately owned cedar lodge within ½ mile of sea on award-winning site (timberhill.co.uk) in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Sleeps 6. Renter to supply linen and towels and leave cabin clean and tidy. Available 20 Jul–31 Aug, Sat–Sat. £640 pw plus deposit of £50 returnable if lodge left clean and tidy. Contact 01865 763957 or stuart.judge@dpag.ox.ac.uk.

Beautiful country house and townhouse to rent. Please see: http://rentspainhouse.webs.com. Mountains, river, all amenities, walks. Spring water and lake. From Madrid/Valencia, 1 hr train to Albacete then hire car/taxi to Lietor. 1.5 hrs from coast, Benidorm , Alicante. Good autovias/roads connecting town. €400 pw house, or €50 per twin room per nt (min 2 nights.) Small town house €180 pw. Contact: francis@cain.id.au. Caretaker in Spain; owner in Sydney: 61-2-9874 2716.