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  • Thursday 25 April 2013
  • NO. 5022
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

Sixth form college

For Oxford's best sixth form college there is only one choice: St Clare's, Oxford. Situated on Banbury Road, 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.

Scholarships

Solomon Academic Trust scholarships: Muslim and Christian postgraduate students based in Oxford are invited to apply for 2 small 1-year scholarships, for students interested in Muslim–Christian Studies who would like to be part of the academic community at the Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford. Successful candidates will present their research at one of the weekly seminars and assist with other projects at the Centre. For details visit the website: www.cmcsoxford.org.uk.

Nanny share

A family in which both parents are academics has an excellent nanny who looks after their 2 young children. Since the youngest will be starting primary school in Sept, they are looking to share the nanny with another family that lives in the Marston/Headington area and needs childcare during the school day (plus, if relevant, any after-school care of school-age children). Please email neil.kenny@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk or ring 01865 762443.

Conference

The Green Economics Institute is pleased to announce ‘The Greening of Food, Farming and Agriculture’ conference to be held 1 May, 11am–6pm at Trinity College, Oxford, with speakers including: Philip Lymbery, Compassion in World Farming; David Edwards, Princes' Sustainability; Tracey, Marchioness of Worcester; Bianca Madison, Sustainable Planet; Henry Cox; and Charles Secrett, former Friends of the Earth. For bookings, registration, more information: greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com; www.greeneconomics.org.uk.

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.

We would like to invite teenagers to participate in a study that looks at social skills development during the teenage years. The study, which will be at the Department of Experimental Psychology, will last approximately 1 hour and participants will be given a £5 Amazon gift voucher. Interested? Contact chii.hiu@psy.ox.ac.uk for more information.

Oxford University researchers seek healthy volunteers aged 45–70 for study using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Current Stimulation (TCS) to examine the brain mechanisms of motor learning and control of movement to compare with individuals with neurological movement disorders. Held at the John Radcliffe Hospital and lasting approx 2 hours. All participants reimbursed for time and travel expenses. For more information email: muriel.panouilleres@ndcn.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 234765.

Call for papers

SBS International Social Innovation Research Conference 2013. There are 2 submission options: 1-page abstract; full paper. Selected full papers will be fast-tracked for publication in Journal of Social Entrepreneurship/Social Enterprise Journal. Nesta/SBS prize for best paper. More information: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/skoll/news/Pages/ISIRC2013.aspx. Conference streams: Social investment & financial innovation; Social impact & performance measurement; Creating shared value & corporate social innovation; Hybridity & organisational innovation; Public sector innovation; Governance & stakeholder relationships; Policy & politics; Critical perspectives on social innovation.

The 6th Annual Conference for the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 29–30 Aug. Host: Technology & Management for Development Centre, Department for International Development. Theme: 'Innovation and entrepreneurship for inclusive and sustainable development'. Distinguished keynote speakers for the AIE 2013 include: Anne Miroux (UNCTAD), Calestous Juma (Harvard), Luc Soete (Maastricht/United Nations University), Martin Bell (Sussex). Authors can submit full paper or extended paper outline by 30 Apr. Information: www.tmd-oxford.org/content/aie-conference-2013-call-papers.

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.

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.

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.

Need a gardener? Free estimates. Grass cutting, pruning, lopping, hedge trimming, weeding, planting, leaf sweeping, clearing, tidying, building maintenance. Martin Smith – garden and building maintenance. Contact me on: 07794 320574/01869 244148. Or email on: m.smith_plastering@hotmail.com.

Situations vacant

Carer required: registered nurse or qualified carer sought for 4 evenings pw in Iffley Village (direct bus access) to look after sociable grandmother with dementia. Responsibilities (2 hours per evening, including at least one at weekend): preparing and clearing supper using supplied ingredients, conversation and reading, general health oversight. Applicants should have demonstrated reliability and engaging personality. Rate £15 per hour, dinner provided. Contact: 07813 158511.

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Junior Deans July 2013: £4,000 pa (plus accommodation), www.cmrs.org.uk. 10 May: CV and covering letter to Mrs Kilby, CMRS, St Michaels Hall, Shoe Lane, Oxford OX1 2DP. Email: enquiries@cmrs.org.uk.

English Lit tutor or grad student wanted to discuss books with enthusiastic A-level English student. Flexible times and location to suit. Call 01865 513624.

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.

Beautiful barn (furnished) to let in Great Milton. One double bedroom, bathroom, large living area and kitchen. Gallery study. C/h. Small garden and garage. Suit quiet tenants, visiting academics. Hourly bus service to Oxford, or car. Regret unsuitable for children or pets; £600 pcm plus bills. References please. Tel: 01844 279202, evenings.

Lovely stylish Edwardian fully furnished 3-bedroom house with separate studio/office in Lower Wolvercote, facing Port Meadow. Fifteen mins bus to central Oxford. Delightful walks along canal path, by river, or across Port Meadow. Full of character, working fireplaces, wooden floors, original features, gch, large eat-in kitchen, spacious living area, gardens. Suit family. Available Jul for long let; £2,000 ono pcm. Contact: 07939 021757, glynnemer@gmail.com.

Summertown (nr St Edward's School) for rent. Large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 1 Jul–14 Oct (15 wks). Rent £450 pw plus phone and utilities (free Sky Sports TV). For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. Email: illustrator@korkypaul.com. Tel: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the ‘0’ phoning from abroad).

North Oxford (Wolvercote village) house to let to visiting academic family for academic year 2013–14, dates negotiable. Five bedrooms, fully furnished and equipped. Contact: steve.woolgar@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

House swaps

Parma/Oxford swap: Parma, Italy, family of 3 seeks flat swap/rent in Oxford from Sept for the academic year 2013–14. The flat, situated in a pleasant and quiet area in Parma's historic centre, consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen and a study in the ancient 'altana' overlooking the roof. Verdi theatre, Palatina library, museums, university, restaurants – virtually everything is within leisurely walking distance. Email: ciceti@ciceti.it.

House swap opportunity. Beautiful, historic period home quietly located in rural West Somerset for exchange with Oxford accommodation Oct 2013 to summer 2014. Would suit writer, researcher etc – friendly community, village pub, church, brilliant walking, half hour to coast, 9 miles west of Taunton. We are a professional couple and need at least 2 bedrooms with parking, preferably centrally located. Please email: dave.mat@hotmail.co.uk.

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.

Charming 2-bedroom flat in north central Oxford (Bardwell Rd), fully furnished, quiet, off-street parking and garage. Best suited to professionals and academics, £1,100 pcm excluding utility bills and council tax. Tel: 01235 770904 evenings or email: b.haist@btinternet.com.

North Oxford furnished 2-bedroom apartment (1 double, 1 single-study) available from Jun for short or long let. Convenient for most University departments, hospitals and central Summertown social and sporting amenities. Best suited to professional and/or visiting academics; £875 pcm plus all utilities and council tax. Tel: 01865516144 or email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Summer let. Pleasant first-floor flat, situated close to the city centre and rail station. 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 single. 1 bathroom. Comfortable lounge diner with small balcony overlooking the Oxford Marina and river Thames. Well-equipped kitchen. Parking space. Available Jun–Sept; £1,200 pm including utility bills and council tax. Please tel: 020 7692 0439 or email: maureenoxford@mac-daddy.co.uk.

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.

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.

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

Bright double room in cute mid-terrace house. Has garden and on-street parking. Available from Apr; £625 pcm all bills incl. N/s, share with 30-something live-in landlady. Located New Marston, ideal for hospitals, universities, shops and bus stops for city centre. Suitable for single professional/mature student. Please email Jacqui: jacqueline.marks@psych.ox.ac.uk.

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.

House wanted to rent for next academic year. Academic/writing couple with 2 daughters (11 and 13) looking for a furnished house in north Oxford, Wolvercote or Marston for 1 year (or 11 months) from Aug/Sept. If you are thinking about leaving Oxford for a sabbatical year, for example, and want very responsible family to rent and look after your house, please get in touch (rowland.stout@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Wanted: 2–3-bedroom home with garden. Mother, son, cat and dog, all clean and well behaved, seek accommodation for 4 months from Aug while our new house is being renovated. Exact date subject to the sale of our current house. Within cycling distance of St Catherine's College preferred (I work as an Academic Officer there). Happy to pet-sit/dog-walk. Excellent references. Email: rosemary.cameron@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

Family accommodation wanted in or near Oxford from 1 Jun–1 Sept (with some flexibility between those dates): professional alumni family who work in Kenya for DFID (www.dfid.gov.uk) in search of an abode. Must be child-friendly. For more information, references and alumni details, please contact: Liz Drake (ex-Magdalen) on: lizdrake73@gmail.com or l-drake@dfid.gov.uk. Skype: kampalacake and Kenya mobile: +254 700326560. LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/liz-drake/4/80/4a2.

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.

Folly_Bridge_interiorCentral Oxford – secluded, comfortable, long- or short-stay, modern, spacious 1-bed apartment with private parking. Close to Christ Church Meadows. Quiet, peaceful nights. Sun terrace. Near the river, Folly Bridge, coaches, buses and trains. Web: http://follybridgeoxford.co.uk. Email: pauline.hodson@btconnect.com. Tel: 01865 764520 or 07713 681216.

 Sunny north Oxford garden flat available for short/medium-term lets, ideal for 1 person. Newly built with French doors opening onto south-facing garden area, WiFi and TV provided. Lounge/dining area, fully equipped kitchenette with fridge/freezer and microwave. Separate access with own hallway including storage and washer/drier, beautiful bathroom with shower. Fresh linen regularly; £50 per night, bills included, minimum 3 nights. Email: guestsuitenorthoxford@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.

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: nglynias@yahoo.gr.

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. Walking, cycling (bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits, eg Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Rent: £400 pw Jul, Aug; £200 pw/£350 per fortnight at other times. For more details, photos, see website: http://sulpicelot.com or email: johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk. Possibility French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE).

5-bedroom, 19th-century town house with patio garden and garage in historic centre of Denia, Alicante (Spain). 10 mins' walk to beach but located on a pedestrian street in heart of lively fishing town with many good bars and restaurants. Our family house is well equipped and has separate accommodation for 2 across the garden from house. Partially air-conditioned. Sleeps 10. Prices from £500 pw. Contact elizabethjaylett@hotmail.com.

Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with extensive views over Med; 20 mins’ drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins from huge sandy beach. From £475 pw. Email: crholme@btinternet.com. NB: non-Euro zone.

Italian alpine mountain villa. Beautifully renovated traditional alpine house with stunning mountain views in sunny alpine village. 5 spacious bedrooms (sleeps 9), 2 bathrooms, c/h, washing machine, dishwasher, well-equipped kitchen, living area, garden with terrace. Easy access to Milan airports (cheap flights via Easyjet, Ryanair, etc). Summer: walks/ hikes, cycling and swimming in alpine lakes. Winter: close to ski resorts. Cost £600–£900 pw. Email: sandra.fredman@law.ox.ac.uk. Website: www.ownersdirect.co.uk/italy/it3210.htm.