• Thursday 19 June 2014
  • NO. 5065
  • VOL. 144


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Ardington School of Crafts offers short courses with practising craftspeople in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. 200 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: Tel: 01235 833433.

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:

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.

Sell your unwanted 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 can help. We are most interested in arts, history and social sciences. Good prices paid for large or small collections and we collect from anywhere in the Oxford area. Please contact Ross on 07720 288774 or

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. Website: Email:

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: 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:

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc, made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01608 677423 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Tuition offered

Classical language and literature tuition offered by published scholar (MA, DPhil) with extensive experience of tutoring at all levels, including beginners. Perhaps you need to learn or improve Latin or Greek for scholarly purposes or interest; or have a child requiring tuition in classical subjects. I have excellent references and testimonials. Contact Neil Sewell-Rutter to discuss:

Situations vacant

OUP is looking for language editors with research backgrounds. Would you like to do freelance language editing work for Oxford University Press or do you know someone who would? We are looking for highly qualified researchers with some English language editing experience to help us build our new author service: Oxford Language Editing. If you are interested, please contact us at

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:

Islip: character 4-bed detached house in good condition. Easy journey to Headington hospitals, central Oxford and Begbroke Science Park.  Large kitchen, conservatory, 2 receptions, period hall, bathroom, WC, double garage. Attractive garden, backing on to fields. Islip has excellent village facilities including good primary school, GP surgery, shop and playground. £1,950 pcm, unfurnished, 12-month lease from 1 Aug (or earlier). Deposit and references required. Tel: 07962 303921. Email:

Lovely 4-bedroom Victorian house in prime central north Oxford, sleeps 6–8. 2 bathrooms; kitchen–diner; 3 receptions; piano; all mod cons; free Wi-Fi; sunny walled garden with patio. Easy walking distance to town centre, colleges, libraries, bus/train station; 2 mins' walk to excellent local shops, restaurants, cinema, parks and Thames. 1 quiet resident cat. No smokers. Available 1–30 Aug (2-week min). References and deposit required. £850 pcw. Enquiries to:

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 2014 to early Apr 2015. Rent £1,150 pcm, ideal for academic visitors. Email:

Furnished 2-double-bedroom – 1 en suite, additional bathroom – executive duplex for rent near Oxford Orthopedic Hospital. Open-plan living room with fully fitted kitchen, and room off for either dining room or study. Under-floor heating, downstairs lavatory (3 in total). Own front door, no common parts. Available 16 Jul for 1 year. Rental £1,300 pcm excluding council tax and utilities. Please contact: or 07919 373396.

Terraced house in central north Oxford available for Dec 2014 and Jan 2015: suit single or couple. Conveniently located for buses to city centre and for local shops. Fully furnished and equipped, with Wi-Fi and satellite TV. £850 pm (which includes utilities) or pro rata. Please contact

To let in Jericho: charming, sunny, Victorian terraced cottage with living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, south-facing rear garden. Close to bars, shops, restaurants. Short walk to city centre and University departments. £1,500 pcm. Tel: 07989 318406. Email:

Central Oxford. 2-double-bed furnished house with garden and parking, available from early Sept at £1,250 pcm plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to visiting academics, singles or small family. Conveniently situated within mins from centre and all University departments, adjacent to Saïd Business School and railway station. Tel: 01865 516144. Email:

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

Sunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium-term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening on to south-facing garden. Wi-Fi/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, £60 per night, bills included, minimum 3 nights; £25 surcharge for second person. Contact:, 0044 (0)7764 574700,

Unique character first-floor flat near Magdalen Bridge. Quality modern conversion, bright, sunny and spacious, short walk to city centre colleges, parks and river. Close to London buses. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility/washing machine room, generous storage, large sitting/dining room. Fully furnished, well-equipped newly refitted kitchen. Gch, residents' parking zone, bike space. Sunny internal courtyard garden, quiet outlook; suit academic/postgrad/professional. Available 1 Oct. £1,250 pcm. Email: Tel: 01600 780001.

Flat to let in Headington. Unfurnished 2-bedroom first-floor flat in a gated development. Living room, kitchen with fridge/freezer, washer/drier, electric oven and gas hob, 1 double and 1 single bedroom both with built-in wardrobes, bathroom with shower over bath. Gch. Allocated parking space. Good access to shops, hospitals, city centre, bus routes. Email me for photos. 1-year lease. Available 14 Jun. £950 pcm. Contact

Cowley Rd/St Clement's. Large, recently modernised flat (unfurnished), within 4 mins' walk of Magdalen Bridge; 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off-peak c/h, double glazed throughout. £1,075 pcm, no deposit. Email: Tel: 07980 796009.

Central north Oxford. Furnished 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and 2-bedroom house within walking distance from most University departments. 1-bedroom from Aug and Sept at £895 pcm. 2-bedroom from Aug at £1,050 pcm. Central 2-bedroom house from Sept at £1,250. All rents are plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel: 01865 516144. Email:

Accommodation offered

View the best Oxford property rentals now. 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:

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.

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: or visit:

Upper Wolvercote, north Oxford. Cottage overlooking canal to rent/share. Gch, garden. Vegetarian non-smoker preferred. Available Sept, initially for 6/7 months. Suit academic/researcher. Sorry, no students. References/deposit required. Owner retains 1 room for storage and occasional use, hence rent £650 pm for one, £800 for 2 people, plus bills. Tel: 01865 513465. Email:

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: For information: 01865 280811.

Visiting academic seeks quiet, furnished flat with internet from Oct–Dec; prefer within 30-min walk of Kellogg College. Visitor's field is international; husband is master gardener and amateur ornithologist. Will consider house exchange Sept or Oct–Dec with cat-friendly person(s) for our 3-bedroom house on 3.5 acres in Montpelier, Vermont, with spectacular autumn colour and proximity to Stowe, Sugarbush and Killington ski areas. Email:

Urgent: visiting academic family with 11-year-old child seeks reasonably priced fully furnished house/flat from Jul–Aug (and first week of Sept if possible). Both wife and husband are academics doing research in English Studies. As close to the centre as possible. No pets, non-smokers. Email: Mobile: +34609721714 (WhatsApp/Telegram). Tel: +34941236905 (can phone you back).

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:

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: Email: or tel: 01993 811711.

Midsomer Cottage, Iffley, Oxford. Delightful refurbished and extended 3-bedroom Victorian cottage, situated in charming riverside village within Oxford ring road. Easy access to city by public transport, or pleasant 30-min walk along towpath. Available 18 Jun–3 Jul, 22–26 Aug, 29 Sept–20 Dec, 28 Dec–30 Jan. Monthly, weekly and weekend bookings available. Contact Sue: 01491 875939, 07908 422534,

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 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:

With over 13,000 holiday lets in Tuscany, HomeAway offers a wide range of accommodation options. From stylish apartments to traditional farmhouses, whether with private pools or expansive gardens, HomeAway has thousands of diverse self-catering rentals to choose from; and with villas situated everywhere from central Florence to Siena you won’t be limited by location. With poolside villas priced from just £250 pw, choose your home today by browsing

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 Contact: or 07980 305775.

North Yorkshire coast. Comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Large garden, sea views, c/h, 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;

Delightful character cottage to sleep 6 in the heart of village in Poitevin Marsh, western France. 40 mins to La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches. Private punt, canoe and 2 bikes available to explore fascinating and unusual local area. Availability Jun, last week Jul and all of Sept/Oct. Reasonable rates eg Jun/Sept weeks £495. Contact Linda Eaton on 0033962 332531 or at See more info at

France: Sospel, Maritime Alps. Unique wooden chalet on large private property near Mercantour National Park. Newly refurbished by local artisan. Ideal spot for nature lovers and hikers; major hiking trail departs from house. Large terrace with panoramic views over valley. Sleeps 2, equipped with small kitchenette, shower, WC. 45 km from Nice, 15 km from Menton and Monaco. Available from £325 pw; email for photos and details.

Naples, charming and spacious (90sq m) apartment sleeping 4/6 on second floor of traditional building in popular area (10m to central station and trains for archaeological sites). 2 double bedrooms, living room with double sofa bed, dining room, small kitchen, shower room. Furnished in eclectic style mixing antique with retro and modern. Available all year, €600 pw (including linen and weekly housekeeping). For information:

Just available. Newly refurbished and extended holiday house in southern Snowdonia. Sleeps up to 8 in 3 doubles and 1 twin bedroom. Completely private, 200m from road. High-quality design and fittings. Comfortable, light. Wi-Fi, Freesat. In large clearing in the Coed y Brenin forest very close to best mountain biking in UK. Superb walking. More details at or 01865 339967.

PerigordineApartment for 2 in Perigordine, house near Villereal, France, available Jul and Aug, for a month let. See: Tel: +33553365340.