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  • Thursday 1 November 2012
  • NO. 5004
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

Car lease sought

Australian colleagues (2 professors and their 2 sons) are visiting Oxford on sabbatical from Jan–Jul. They are wondering if someone might have a car they could lease for the period. Please contact: kate.nation@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Research participants sought

Do you care for someone who uses telecare equipment at home? The AKTIVE project is trying to find out how telecare – including pendant alarms, motion sensors and fall detectors – affects older people and those who care for them. We would like to interview carers in Oct–Dec to find out what it's like to care for an older person and whether telecare makes an impact. We can either call you at a time convenient for you or host you at the Institute of Population Ageing on Banbury Rd. If you have experience of telecare equipment, we would like to hear from you. We will provide a gift of £20. If you think you can tell us about your experiences of care and telecare, please contact our research team on: 01865 612816/kate.hamblin@ageing.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 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 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 £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.

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.

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. One bedroom, fully furnished, £1,350 pcm. Includes all service bills – internet, gas, electricity, local calls and council tax. Available now. Contact patricia.davies@orinst.ox.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.

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's/Wolfson). One-bedroom flat, with off-street parking and balcony. Spacious, light, open-plan living area, in excellent condition with picture windows overlooking pleasant garden. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, fridge, washing machine, cooker. Available from 3 Dec; £950 pcm; 10–12-month let (probably renewable). Tel: 01865 513 326.

Headington: unfurnished 2-bedroom first-floor flat in a gated development. Living room, kitchen with fridge/freezer, washer/drier, electric oven and gas hob. One double and 1 single bedroom both with built-in wardrobes. Bathroom with shower over bath. Gch. Designated parking space. Good access to shops, hospitals, city centre, bus and coach routes. Email me for photos. One-year lease. Available 8 Nov, £900 pcm. Contact marymarzillier@gmail.com.

Fully furnished 2-bedroom ground-floor flat, in Marston Ferry Rd, a few mins' walk to Summertown shops, restaurants and leisure complex, and just a short distance from central Oxford. Centrally heated, living/dining room, own covered parking space, communal garden. Available from Jan, £950 pcm excluding utility bills. Telephone Sue on 07933 739481.

St Margaret's Rd: furnished apartment over 2 floors in central north Oxford: double and single bedrooms; bathroom with shower in bath; kitchen with washer/drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; large communal garden. Band C council tax. Available to non-smokers from early Dec. Rent £1,040 pcm for 1-year tenancy (with renewals possible). Contact binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk or 01865 760398.

New 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available in OX2 on short or extended lets. Self contained with under-floor heating; all amenities, including linen, changed weekly or on request. Let fully furnished all bills included. Off-street parking, garage store for bicycles or bike loan available, on U1 bus route through town. Close to supermarkets, shops, station and A34. Rent from £450 pw. For further information, contact John Strickson: 07957 583529.

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 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.

My wife and I are looking for either a flat or house to rent from early Jan to end of Mar. We are a Canadian academic couple in our late 60s, non-smokers, and are excellent tenants. Local (Oxford) references available. Please contact: Professor Michael Mackey, michael.mackey@mcgill.ca, www.medicine.mcgill.ca/physio/mackeylab.

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.

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 www.wakehamfarm.com/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, 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.

Beautiful town house in pretty village of Mairena in the Alpujarras, Andalucia. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open-plan living area with wood-burning stove. Large roof terrace with stunning views. Mareina is on the GR7 walking route and a few km from the Sierra Nevada National Park. Great area for walking, horse riding and cross-country skiing. Easy access from Almeria, Granada and Malaga. Sleeps 6. From £350 pw. Email: philippa_m_roberts@hotmail.co.uk.

Property for sale

Seventeenth-century stone 4-storey town house in oldest part of historical Langres, near the cathedral, on the ramparts. Very large sitting room with extensive views, 3 double bedrooms, second large sitting room, 2 kitchens (1 very nicely fitted), bathroom, shower room, large vaulted cellar, oak spiral staircase, original oak beams and floors, inset stone window seats. New heating system. Furniture in light oak made by local craftsman. The birthplace of Diderot, Langres is an unusually well-preserved ancient town, close to the wine areas of Champagne and Alsace, and within easy reach of Switzerland, Germany and Italy. Four clean, quiet lakes nearby for safe swimming, fishing, boating. Walks unlimited. For sale unfurnished or furnished €110,000. For details and photos, please email barbara.kennedy@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk.