• Thursday 25 October 2012
  • NO. 5003
  • VOL. 143


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George Herbert event

A reflective day exploring the work of George Herbert, poet and priest, on Sat 17 Nov, 10 am–4 pm at Corpus Christi College: 'Strange Delights' and 'Millions of Surprises'. Academic input by Professor Valentine Cunningham; reflective meditations by Canon Mark Oakley, St Paul's Cathedral; music contemporaneous with Herbert as well as more modern settings of some of his work. Cost: £35 including refreshments. Concessions for students and low income. Booking info: Georgie on 07919 517516,,

Vintage toys needed

Vintage toys, puzzles and games needed for a charity Christmas sale and auction in aid of Helen and Douglas House. No plastic, war toys, books or model railways. Can be 'playworn' but must be in reasonable condition and all games complete. The older the better! We can collect. Please ring Mrs Thomas: 01865 510650.

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:

Research participants sought

Have you suffered from depression in the past? Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry are conducting a study on how a new drug treatment affects memory, concentration, ability to learn and how we think. We would like to hear from you if you have suffered from depression and are now feeling better, are aged 25–55, right-handed, a non- or light smoker (less than 5 cigarettes/day) and able to attend 7 visits over 9 weeks. You will be paid a fee for your time and reasonable travel expenses. If you are interested please contact: 07823 880972, 01865 223610 or

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:

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/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:

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: Web:

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: Email:

Situations vacant

Quarterly arts magazine – freelance editor. Niche quarterly visual arts magazine (artists, prints/printmaking) is looking for a freelance managing and commissioning editor who has the ability to build contacts, has an eye for detail and is computer literate with good copywriting skills. Experience of illustrated publishing and designer/printer liaison desirable. Please email CV and other details to Nick Gingell:

Free Speech Debate, a research project of the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom at St Antony's, is looking for graduate students to work with Professor Timothy Garton Ash on research, editorial and translation work, with 1 or more of the following skills: native language speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu; some knowledge of freedom of expression issues in relation to internet freedom, common law and/or continental European law, women's rights, the Philippines, Italy, Indonesia, or Thailand; and/or experience of online journalism and editing, preferably in British English. Working time flexible and paid by the hour at a standard research assistant rate. If interested, send a CV and covering letter, indicating special areas of interest and expertise, to Dahrendorf Programme Administrator, Judith Bruhn: (You must be a matriculated Oxford student and eligible to work in the 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:, call: 01865 764533, or email:

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

Lovely 4-bedroom detached house in Osney area, 15 mins' walk from Oxford centre. Available to rent from Apr for 1 year (timings can be flexible); £1,500 pm. Contact for more details and photos.

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

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: Email: or tel: 01993 811711.

Headington – high-quality executive duplex apartment, no common parts – 2 double bedrooms (one en suite), 2½ bathrooms, open-plan kitchen/living room, additional study/dining area. Underfloor heating. Furnished. One parking space. Available end Oct – 6/12-month let; £1,250 pcm exc. Contact:

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 513326.

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

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:

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: 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,,

Sabbatical family with 2 teenagers, 14 and 16, looking to rent a house in or near central Oxford for Jan–Jul. We are looking for 3+ bedrooms/2+ baths. We will care for your home as if it were our own. Interested in an exchange? We live in a lovely 4-bedroom in Honolulu in lush surroundings. Please contact us at

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:

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 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:

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: