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  • Thursday 20 June 2013
  • NO. 5030
  • VOL. 143

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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Trinity term will be published on 27 Jun and 4 and 18 Jul. The first Michaelmas term issue to carry adverts will be published on 3 Oct. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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).

Chamber Music trustee sought

Oxford Chamber Music Society was founded in 1898. After its best season for years, the society is in good shape. It runs 6 concerts each year in Holywell Music Room, at national and international standard. Free to 8–25 year olds. The long-serving treasurer and secretary both retire in late 2013. Join the board in either role, no professional qualifications needed. Details from Jim Haworth: 01865 390739, haworths@waitrose.com, www.oxfordchambermusic.org.

Handel's Saul

Oxford Harmonic Society presents a rare opportunity to hear a great work by a master of oratorio: Handel's Saul. The choir will be joined by professional soloists from the Royal Academy of Music, by the Orchestra of Stowe Opera, and conducted by Robert Secret. Sat, 22 Jun, 7.30pm at Oxford Town Hall. Tickets £15, £13 (concessions available) from Oxford Playhouse (www.ticketsoxford.com) or on the door. Visit www.oxfordharmonicsoc.org  for more information.

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.

Restore Restore 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.

Conference

Green Economics Institute – Green Economics Conference (18–20 Jul). Join the conference focusing on the economics of survivability, sustainability and resilience held at Worcester College and the Oxford Union. A world-class line-up of speakers including Professor Graciela Chichilnisky, Oliver Rothschild and Charles Secrett will convene to discuss solutions to the current crisis. Be part of this exciting discourse bringing in social, environmental and economic justice worldwide. Booking and fees, contact: greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com.

MSC Arts Festival MCS Arts Festival 2013

Magdalen College School, 28 Jun–7 Jul. Featuring talks by Rupert Everett, Baroness Sue Campbell on London 2012, Sir Hew Strachan on WWI, Dr Foadi on Diamond Light Source and experts from Bonhams and Blackwells in our own Antiques Roadshow. Performances include Lord of the Flies at the Oxford Playhouse, an outdoor production of Charley's Aunt directed by Tom Attenborough and an evening of Bach and Mozart by Magdalen College Choir. A day of PCA Cricket featuring Phillip DeFreitas and Mark Ramprakash ends the festival. All details can be found at www.mcsartsfestival.org; tickets can be purchased from Oxford Playhouse box office, 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com. All members of Oxford University, friends, family and guests welcome!

Research participants sought

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.

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.

Alexander Technique – research published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for chronic low-back pain. See www.bmj.com or www.stat.org.uk. Lessons available in central Oxford and Headington, and ongoing evening class on Monday evenings in central Oxford. You can come to just 1 session to see if AT will be of benefit. Student rates. Stephen Cooper 01865 765511, 07981 323654, scooper1@btconnect.com, www.alexandertechniqueoxford.co.uk.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jericho: 3-bedroom Victorian furnished house for rent 1 Jul–6 Sept. Light, spacious, well-equipped kitchen opening onto mature garden; interconnected lounge/dining room with open fire. 3 storeys. City centre, colleges, canal and excellent amenities all within walking distance. Bus stop outside. Rent £450 pw including access to bicycles and WiFi/broadband. Deposit and reference required. Contact rhian.cadvanjones50@gmail.com; +44 (0)7876 014922.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BrowneClayton Beautiful house in south of France to rent: short or long lets. Relax, study, explore and live life at a slower pace. Large maison de maitre in medieval village in the Minervois region near Carcassonne (30 mins), very good rates for long lets. Old house, newly renovated, lovely kitchen with range cooker, good bathrooms, showers, 2 dishwashers, pool in village with boulangerie, café, shop. Enquiries Rosie: browneclayton@aol.com, 07770 376459.