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  • Thursday 2 May 2013
  • NO. 5023
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

Craft Courses

Try something new this spring – Ardington School of Crafts offers short courses with practising craftspeople in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. 150 courses between 1 and 3 days, from stained glass and silver jewellery to textiles and carving, all held in our well-equipped workshops. Unearth your hidden talents and discover why people keep coming back to Ardington School of Crafts. Gift vouchers available. See: www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com. Tel: 01235 833433.

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.

Research participants sought

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.

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.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

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

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.

Tuition offered

Tuition in traditional English watercolours and in life drawing from Rebecca Hind. Weekday, weekend and summer schools. Hind is an artist working predominantly with paint. Her large-scale watercolours push the technical boundaries of the medium in unexpected ways. She is a Visiting Tutor at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and at Arts in Provence and teaches by demonstration and 1-to-1. Web: www.rebeccahind.com.

Situations vacant

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.

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).

House with garden to let in Tackley, 12 mins from Oxford by mainline train. Peaceful village, country walks and cycling; good bus service to Summertown/Oxford. 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen (dishwasher), bathroom, separate shower. Parking. Pub and village shop. Please contact Mrs Steele: 07449 349708; hilaryanne4@gmail.com.

Our fully furnished 4-bedroom home on St John St is available for rent from Jul 2013–May 2014. The rent is £4,750 pm (all utilities included). Please contact info@tcometals.com.

Sabbatical fully furnished family house to let in Marston OX3 0HX. From Aug 2013–Jul 2014. Prefer visiting academic family or professional couple. 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, bathroom (with bath and shower), garden, parking places. One mile (20 mins' walk) to city centre; £1,400 pcm plus utilities. No pets. Email: dan.olteanu@cs.ox.ac.uk.

Delightful furnished detached 2-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage with living/dining room, wood burning stove, modern kitchen and bathroom, small secluded garden, studio summerhouse in peaceful sought-after village of Wootton near Woodstock (7 miles north of Oxford). Suitable single professional or visiting academic couple. N-s only. No pets. Car essential. Deposit and references required. Available from 1 May; £850 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Contact junko@tiscali.co.uk.

House/flat swaps or lets

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.

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: 01865 516144 or email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Accommodation offered

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

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.

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).

Family accommodation wanted in or near Oxford 1 Jun–1 Sept (with some flexibility between these 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.

House wanted to rent – new bursar seeking preferably unfurnished house preferably north Oxford, or villages around Eynsham, from Jun/Jul. Very responsible family: 2 teenage children and well-behaved dogs. If you can help, please contact vicki.stott@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk.

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_interior Central 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.

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 en suite), family bathroom, further sitting room. Second floor: 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727 or email val.everton@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

Apartments in Tuscany – 4 beautifully renovated flats within the 12th-century town walls of Anghiari, looking out 300ft above the Upper Tiber valley. This exquisite little hill town is the perfect base for day trips to Arezzo, Florence, Sienna, Cortona, Assisi and Perugia and walks in the Abruzzi mountains. Many local activities to enjoy, including the Olympic-sized outdoor pool in nearby San Sepulchro. 'Casa Cantabria' sleeps 5 (£750/wk; www.vrbo.com/253555); 2 smaller flats sleep 2 (£550 or £500/wk; www.vrbo.com/261392 and www.vrbo.com/265013). For larger rooms with huge windows and no stairs, try Tiber View which sleeps 4 (£650/week; www.vrbo.com/433673). Alternatively, with a 33% discount over winter, a stay in this friendly, small town would be perfect for a sabbatical month or 2. Website: www.anghiarimagic.com or contact louise.upton@dpag.ox.ac.uk for more details.

Dordogne holiday rental. Stone house with pool, patio, terrace in 2 acres of garden, with a fabulous 270-degree panorama. Views to cliffs of the Dordogne. Sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, dishwasher, washer, drier. 'We were very happily surprised by the magnificent house and brilliant view. Really, a perfect holiday'. £350–£1,100 pw. Private owner. Available early Jul and from 17Aug. Details via 01223 353603 or jo.whitehead@ashridge.org.uk.