• Thursday 27 September 2012
  • NO. 4999
  • VOL. 143


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New College Choir: Choristerships. Exceptionally, up to 2 vacancies have arisen for boys now in Year 3 to start immediately in the choir as probationers. Interested families are encouraged to apply for an audition by 5 Oct. Choristers enjoy generous bursaries at New College School: For more information and to apply, please contact or 01865 279519; and see

Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality. Study days in Michaelmas term: Sat, 20 Oct, 10.30 am–4 pm: 'Singing the Music of Heaven on Earth' with Professor Lionel Pike and Dr Dimitri Conomos. Sat, 24 Nov, 10.30 am–4 pm: 'Ethiopian Christianity: Medieval and Modern' with Revd Dr John Binns, Lester Capon and Revd Dr Jane Baun. Students free, non-students £5. Bring your lunch. See; contact: Revd Steffen Weishaupt,


The John Macmurray Fellowship Annual Conference 2012: Sat 20 Oct, 10.30 am–4.30 pm, The Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles'. £12 full, £3 students, lunch £7 extra. Title: 'What it means to be a person: the religious philosophy of John Macmurray'; main address: 'Religion in public: Macmurray on religion and politics' by Esther McIntosh, Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education and Theology, York St John University, and author of 'John Macmurray's Religious Philosophy – What it means to be a Person'. To register:

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 September and October 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 Road. 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 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:

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:

Do you suffer from laptop shoulders or academic bottom? Central Oxford-based Pilates instructor can help. Call Beverly on 07766 377241.

Computer Assistance can solve your problems with viruses, email and broadband issues. Call 0186545117 or see ComputerAssistance

Situations vacant

Head of Learning Support required for January 2013. The holder of this post plays a critical role in properly addressing the individual learning needs of pupils and enabling them to make progress leading to success. This is a small, friendly boys' prep school in the centre of Oxford which would welcome applications from qualified and experienced individuals in this field. Salary above CPS. Details from: Headmaster, Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW. Tel: 01865 242561 or email Closing date: Mon 8 Oct. Interviews: w/b Mon 15 Oct.

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:

House available in delightful village of Kirtlington, Sept 2012–July 2013, £800 pcm. Would suit visiting academic/s. Please contact Celia: 01333 312552/07875 987441.

Furnished house to let, early Feb to early May 2013. Half of a historic house located in Woodstock, 10 miles NW of Oxford. Good bus service/parking. 3 miles to mainline train station. Large dining kitchen, dining room, lounge, office (with WiFi), 2 bedrooms, garden with terrace. Pictures available on request. Very close to Blenheim Palace and park. Preferential rent for a caring resident: £1,500 pcm with all utilities included (up to an agreed limit). Housekeeper and/or PA services might be available by special arrangement. Contact: or tel: 01993 811364.

Central Oxford (Jericho): beautiful Victorian home, completely refurbished in July 2012, retaining many original features, comprising: 3 double bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sitting room with gas fireplace, office/snug, country kitchen-cum-dining room, utility and rooms. Furnished. Mature garden plus spacious canal-side patio (incl gas BBQ). Peaceful, feels rural, yet <5 mins to departments, colleges, station, schools, parks. £2,750 pcm. Dec–Apr. Suitable for visiting academics, couple, family. No pets, no smoking. Contact:

To let: bungalow 2 mins from Port Meadow, Wolvercote.  Reasonable rent for dog-lover aged over 50. 1 bedroom, living room, shower room, kitchen. Tel: Oxford 554438. Please leave clear message with number, if necessary.

House to rent: Headington OX4 – furnished, 3 bedrooms (one is small), lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom, garden, parking. £1,200 pcm Available from 7 Oct. For full details see

For let. Spacious and well presented 4-bedroom family home with attractive countryside views. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in pretty Old Marston with good access to Summertown, Headington hospitals and Cherwell School. Would suit a professional couple or family. Driveway parking and enclosed rear garden. Flexible with furnishings. Council Tax Band E. Available now. £1,695 pcm. Call Scott Fraser on 01865 761111.

Beautiful 3-bedroom house to let from mid-Nov for 6 months in Grandpont. 1 mile from town, close to river, park and lake. The house is furnished, has a lovely garden and 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite) and a downstairs WC. The house also has a snug, a wood-burning stove in the family room and a large kitchen. For details and photos see Price: £1,400 pcm. Contact

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? Studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bed properties conveniently located for various colleges and University departments. Available from 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, with linen provided and all bills included. Details, location maps and photos can be found on our website at Contact us by email on or call us on 01993 811711.

Quiet flat to let in village 10 miles east of Oxford. 1 bedroom, bathroom with toilet, kitchen, large living and dining area, separate toilet. Courtyard with fig tree. Pleasant accommodation for 1 or possibly 2 occupants. Unsuitable for children or pets. Car an asset. Hourly bus service to Oxford. Please telephone, preferably evenings: 01844 279202.

Exceptional double-bedroom apartment in central Oxford. Fully furnished. Wonderful views. Suit visiting academic couple. Available 6 months from Oct or Nov 2012. £300 pw, plus bills. Phone: +44 (0) 7773 133228 or email:

Flat for rent OX2, Summertown. £1,200 pcm fully furnished with garage. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen. For full details see

2-bedroom furnished ground-floor flat in quiet road in Summertown off Woodstock Rd. Own garage and communal gardens. New kitchen, bathroom and heating system. £1,100 pm. Available 1 Oct 2012 for yearly let. Ideal for professional/academic young family. No pets or smokers. Contact

Flat to let: Iffley Rd. Beautiful, large 2-bed flat, part-furnished. A great opportunity for a responsible, mature, non-smoking working couple. Applicants must be versatile, cheerful and capable, and willing to do occasional caretaking and other small duties. The rent is low, reflecting these conditions. £800 pcm, inclusive of some services. Very good references will be required. For more information, tel 01869 350372.

Accommodation offered

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:

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.

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.

Short term let/house sitting in Oxford required by local architect (female) for the months of Oct and Nov. Very reliable and tidy, email:

Sabbatical family with two teenagers, 14 and 16, looking to rent a house in or near central Oxford for Jan–July 2013. We are looking for 3+ bed/ 2+ baths. Please contact us at We will care for your home as if it were our own. Interested in an exchange? We live in a lovely 4-bed in Honolulu in lush surroundings.

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, ch, 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:

To let. Tuscan farmhouse situated next to an 11th-century church on the edge of a medieval hamlet in the Apennine hills near Sansepolcro. Lovely views across to the Alpe della Luna. Large sitting room with wood-burning stove. Large kitchen–dining room with open fireplace. 3 double bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 10. Enquiries to

North Yorkshire Coast. Comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Large garden, sea views, central heating and private parking. Sleeps 9+ but special rates for couples and small parties. Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large, comfortable sitting room. First floor: 3 bedrooms (1 ensuite), family bathroom, further sitting room. Second floor: 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727 or email

Property for sale

Lovely flat for you or your parents: 42 Upper Brook Hill, central Woodstock, 86 m2, 2 bedrooms. Light and airy – on second floor, with dual aspect views. Lift. Large loft. Fully self-contained. £365,000. Available now – no chain. Warden on premises. For those 55 years+. Phone Brenda Boardman: 07813 190340 or,16409.