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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazette of Trinity term will be published on 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).

BrainBank UK 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.

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.

Stimulating the brain during cognitive training. We are recruiting participants for a study that assesses the effect of transcranial current stimulation on cognitive abilities using fun and engaging game training. We are looking for participants aged 60–80 in good health. The study would take up to 5 hours, over 3 days within a week. All participants will receive £50. For further information, please email brainfhsproject@gmail.com or phone 07546 366555.

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.

Situations vacant

Efficient female assistant sought for 2–3 weeks from 19 Aug–1 Sep 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.

Postgraduate student needed from Sep for 10 hrs' childcare pw in Summertown (school term-time). To supervise my 2 boys aged 12 and 14 after school between 4 and 6.30pm Mon to Thurs. You would chat to them, plan and cook a meal for them and supervise homework. Pay negotiable. Possibility of accommodation. Please contact me by email: oxfordtownfamily@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Central Oxford. Lovely modernised terraced house in Grandpont, 2 bedrooms and study, fully equipped; quiet street, overlooking park; short walk to colleges, libraries, centre or train station. Available from early Oct 2013 to mid-Jul 2014. Rent £1,100 pcm, ideal for academic visitors. Email: christopher.haigh@history.ox.ac.uk.

Beautiful village of Dorchester-on-Thames. Furnished, lived-in, and book-lined bungalow (1920s) in large wild garden to let from Sep to Jun 2014. 200 yards from open country and great walks. Convenient for Oxford, Culham Science Centre, European School etc. Kitchen, bathroom, dining room, living room, study, 2 double bedrooms, and third bedroom negotiable. Rent: £1,000 pm, plus council tax, utilities. Contact: hughmacm@gmail.com. Phone: 01865 341374.

Grandpont: attractive, well-maintained 3-bed/2-bath house available Jan–Apr 2014. Large kitchen/dining room, study area in sitting room, family loft room, and lovely garden. Very close to nursery and primary school(s), river and park, but still only 10–15 min walk to city centre. Whether you want Infinity broadband and Sky, and/or a piano and well-stocked bookshelves, the house should suit you! £1,200 pm (+ bills). Contact abrh14@btinternet.com.

2-bedroom cottage to let in Woodstock, Oxon. Partly furnished with garden in quiet location near Blenheim Park, town centre and bus stops. Ideal for professional couple. Monthly rent £800. Non-smokers please. Available 1 Aug onwards. If interested please email annettewall@hotmail.co.uk or tel 07811 028875.

House to rent - lovely, detached house. Can be furnished or unfurnished. 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms. £2,000 pcm, Milton OX14. See: www.letsco.co.uk.

House to rent. A lovely older style, detached, unfurnished house with 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, a workshop, a garden and views. Parking. Quiet location. 10–15 mins from city centre by bike or bus: OX2. £1,350 pcm. See: www.letsco.co.uk or tel: 01865 292065.

Newly refurbished house in Cutteslowe. Available mid-Jul. Would suit couple. 2 beds, parking, lovely garden. £995 pcm. Please call 07762 701010.

Islip. 3-bedroom barn conversion with pleasant garden and country views, close to the river. Large living room, good-sized kitchen with dining area, 1 en suite shower room and 1 further bathroom. Islip has a village shop and a station with regular trains to Oxford (c7 miles). Hopefully available from Jul or Aug for up to 2 years; £1,500 per month. For further details, please contact sarah99@onetel.com.

Delightful 3-double-bedroom semi-detached property located in the charming and sought-after village of Stanton St John. Recently refurbished to a very high standard throughout with amazing and uninterrupted views of the countryside. Property has large private garden, driveway parking and garage. Offered unfurnished. Not suitable for children. No pets. Council Tax band F. Available 10 Aug. Contact Scott Fraser on 01865 761111 or email headington@scottfraser.co.uk.

House swaps

Oxford/ Oslo house swap: We are a family of 4 looking to house swap with a family from Oslo. We can offer a furnished 4-bedroom house with garden, living room, large kitchen and a study in a village setting 9 miles from central Oxford. Available from Aug 2013 to Jul 2014. We are seeking similar accommodation in Oslo. For more information: lauradphelps@gmail.com or call 01844 279737.

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.

Central North Oxford. Self-contained flat in friendly academic household. Kitchen/living room, double bedroom, sitting room/study, bathroom; use of large garden. Would suit postgraduate couple. (We are not looking for a single person.) Available from 1 Sep 2013. Viewing is essential. We want to meet you and for you to meet us. £790 pcm inclusive of bills. Email: karen.hewitt@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Charming 2-bedroom flat in north central Oxford (Bardwell Road), fully furnished, quiet, off-street parking and garage. Best suited to professionals and academics. £1,100 pcm. excluding utility bills and council tax. The flat will become vacant on 3 Jul. Longer term rental preferred. Tel: 01235 770904 evenings or email: b.haist@btinternet.com.

Central north Oxford: available early Jul, stylish, spacious lower-ground-floor apartment. 1 double and 1 single bedroom, en suite bathroom, kitchen, sitting room, conservatory, large private terrace. Private entrance, 1 off-road parking space, furnished, n-s. No short-term lets. Fantastic location for central Oxford and amenities of Jericho, all within easy walking distance; £1,295 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Tel: 01865 512725 or 07443 226802.

Williams 1-bedroom annexe flat now available to let, to suit non-smoking professional single. Located in the village of Horspath, on the outskirts of Shotover Country Estate, the flat has excellent access to Oxford and the M40. It offers a new kitchen, separate lounge, good-sized double bedroom and country views. Furnished, with off-street parking, white goods and bills included (excluding phone). £750 pcm and references required. Available immediately. Contact Tamara on 07952 003022.

Flat to rent: Summertown, Oxford OX2. Beautiful 2-bedroom furnished flat plus garage. Close to shops, bus route etc. £1,200 pcm. See: www.letsco.co.uk or tel: 01865 292065.

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.

Room in Eynsham, 6 miles to Oxford city by bike or bus route. Use of bathroom and kitchen. Suit visiting scholar or professional. Cat lover preferred. Available Jul and Aug; negotiable cost, c£18 per night. Email: infomovingtone.com@gmail.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.

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.

Wanted: affordable furnished 1-bedroom flat with bath and within 2 mi from city centre, from 20 Sep 2013 to 1 Oct 2014. For clean, responsible, non-smoking, female Oxford academic. Please contact me at elsje.vanbergen@psy.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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Self-catering holiday cottage near Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales – sleeps 4. Enjoy the peaceful Welsh countryside or spectacular beaches. Ideal location for canoeing, kayaking, walking, wildlife or fishing. See www.rosecottagewales.co.uk or phone 07880 904783.