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  • Thursday 10 October 2013
  • NO. 5036
  • VOL. 144

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Miscellaneous

Oxford University Press offer

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Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth Events

Lunchtime talks: Celtic spirituality: 17 Oct: Sr Elizabeth Rees, 'St Patrick and the origins of Celtic Christianity'; 24 Oct: Michelle Brown, 'Things needful to know: the spirituality of the Lindisfarne Gospels'; 31 Oct: Philip Mader-Grayson, 'Building the new on foundations of old'; 7 Nov: Tony Phelan, 'The spirituality of the Iona Community'; 14 Nov: Ray Simpson, 'St Hilda, the Synod of Whitby and the Great Emergence'; 21 Nov: Esther de Waal, 'The Celtic vision of Thomas Merton'; 28 Nov: Sr Francisca, 'Celtic monasticism'; 5 Dec: Simon Reed, 'Celtic spirituality today'. Study days: 19 Oct: 'The art and spirituality of Sieger Köder'; 16 Nov: 'Stories of Irish Saints'; 23 Nov: 'A day with John Donne'; 14 Dec: 'A quiet day for Advent'. Evening events: 15 Nov: 'Stories of British Celtic saints'; 28 Nov: 'An evening with Bishop Richard, Lord Harries of Pentregarth'. Times/locations: www.ocsg.uk.net.

Volunteer Opportunities with CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is currently looking to recruit and train up enthusiastic volunteers across the central region to represent the charity in their local community. Help us promote our cause! Initial training will be given on Wed 23 Oct. After this you can be as flexible as you like! Interested? For an informal chat about this role, please contact Megan Carter (megan.carter@clicsargent.org.uk or 01865 767056).

RestoreRestore Garden Café

Spacious café set in award-winning gardens with delicious food and coffees using organic, fair-trade and local produce where possible. Plants, handmade gifts and cards for sale. Open Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm, Manzil Way, Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1YH. All proceeds to Restore, Oxfordshire mental health charity (registered charity number 274222): www.restore.org.uk.

Research participants sought

Teenage Anxiety Study is recruiting participants to take part in experimental research designed to improve understanding of why many teenagers develop worries and to learn more effective ways of treating anxiety in this age group. Participation involves completing a computer-based task and questionnaire, lasting 45–60 mins in total. We are seeking 12–15-year-olds with no developmental concerns. Participants will be reimbursed with £10 Amazon voucher. Please email: tim.shore@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

AngerAre you hotheaded? Do you have a fiery/quick temper? Are you male, healthy, aged 18–55, fluent in English with no history of psychiatric problems? If so, we would love to hear from you! The study involves a questionnaire, then a single antidepressant dose and behavioural/emotional testing session; we will reimburse you for your time/travel. Approved by the University Research Ethics Committee. Contact: fluoxetine.study@psych.ox.ac.uk; tel Oxford 223622 or 223624.

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.

Sell your books. We buy academic and non-academic used books. If you are moving office or home, leaving the University or just need more space, we may be able to help. We are most interested in arts and social science subjects. Good prices paid for large or small collections and we collect from anywhere in the Oxford area. Please contact Ross on 07720 288774 or bd@beadledavies.co.uk.

Tuition offered

General English, English for your subject. Public speaking for lectures, seminars and meetings. English for business, thesis checking. Paul Nicholls (MA, GTP, Dip Mgnt, CELTA) is an experienced and fully qualified English language teacher. One-to-one lessons in your home or office. First lesson free. Contact 07720 667609 or info@paulnichollstuition.co.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: www.qbman.co.uk, call: 01865 764533, or email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Well-maintained house (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen/dining room, study area, sitting-room, loft room, lovely garden) in peaceful Grandpont. Within easy walking distance of city centre and all amenities. Available Jan–Apr 2014. £1,100 per month + bills: contact abrh14@btinternet.com for more information.

Central north Oxford: fully furnished terraced house available Dec, Jan. Suitable for single or couple; WiFi, satellite TV; convenient local shops; easy access to city centre and University; £800 pm (including all utility bills), or pro rata. Contact +44 (0)1865 510337 or colin.bundy@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Scott FraserSt Andrew's Lane: short-let accommodation available 17 Jan–14 Apr 2014 at £1,300 pcm. 2-bedroom cottage located in Old Headington. Benefits from stone flooring, well-maintained rear garden, and off-street parking for 1 car. This property comes fully furnished and equipped to a high standard throughout. The tenants must be cat friendly as the landlord's cat will remain in the property and must be looked after. Contact: 01865 761111, emily.ruane@scottfraserlets.co.uk or www.scottfraser.co.uk.

House swaps

We are a family of 3 from Baltimore looking to spend a sabbatical in Oxford and hoping to find a house swap for Apr–Nov 2014. Offering a furnished 2-bedroom flat (all amenities) with a garden in a lovely old house on the banks of the Patapsco River 10 miles outside Baltimore. Access to Washington DC via commuter rail. Seeking similar size accommodation. Please email vvaliav@gmail.com.

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.

Central north Oxford: available immediately, 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, non-smoking. 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.

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary, from now initially for up to 6 months, 2 months' notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl dishwasher, 2.5 miles to city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University, regular bus route. £895 pcm incl bills except telephone and internet. References required. Contact wrldco@aol.com.

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.

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.

Single room to let, north Oxford. Light ground-floor flat: room to let, long-term. Overlooking lovely garden. Private home. Female postgraduate only, non-smoker. Own shower/toilet en suite. Room serviced, bedding changed weekly. Use of large kitchen/laundry room. Available 10 Oct onwards. Contact: steph.peopleworld@gmail.com; 01865 511276.

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.

Academic family with 4 children aged 8–16 seeks a family house with 3–5 bedrooms in or near Oxford. From Aug 2014 until Jul 2015. Good references, caring and responsible family. Email: ann.vandenbruel@phc.ox.ac.uk.

Postdoctoral researcher with partner and young baby looking for 2–3-bedroom flat or house to rent in Jericho or near the train station for 4–6 months from Jan. If you have anything suitable, please email olivia.sheringham@qeh.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.

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, private parking. Sleeps 9+ but rates adjusted for couples and small parties. Fully equipped kitchen, dining room and large comfortable sitting room. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom and further small sitting room on first floor. 2 further bedrooms and bathroom on second floor. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727 or val.everton@yahoo.co.uk.

Property for sale

Mill St, Oxford, OX2 0AJ. Beautifully appointed period terrace centrally located and ideally placed for access into the city and the train station. Extended and refurbished 3-bedroom/3- bathroom character accommodation arranged over 3 floors provides exceptional living spaces with a distinctive contemporary feel. Guide £500,000. Selling agent Scottfraser 01865 759500 or email adrian@scottfraser.co.uk.

For sale

Yamaha YFL22S flute. Silver-plated Yamaha flute in very good condition; just not being used and so have decided to sell it. £175. Email: anne.brunnerellis@gmail.com.