• Thursday 3 October 2013
  • NO. 5035
  • VOL. 144


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Craft Courses

Ardington School of Crafts: new programme out now offering more courses than ever before – all taught by practising craftspeople. There are more than 200 courses to choose from, in everything from papermaking and bookbinding to resin jewellery and living willow chairs. Excellent tuition, light and airy facilities in a beautiful setting. Browse our courses here: or call 01235 833433.

UK Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research, JR

BrainBankThe 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 for information and to register as a donor.

Oxford University Press offer

To celebrate the publication of Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences 2/e Oxford University Press is delighted to offer readers of the Gazette an exclusive 20% discount until 31 Dec. Visit, add the book to your shopping basket, and enter the code AAFLY4.

St Theosevia Centre study days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality: study days in Michaelmas: Sat 9 Nov, 10.30am–4pm: Fr Sophrony and Metropolitan Anthony (with Metropolitan Kallistos, The Very Revd Dr Nicholas Sakharov and Fr Stephen Platt). Sat 30 Nov, 10.30am–4pm: Christianity in Syria (with Professor Sebastian Brock, Dr David Taylor, Dr Anthony O'Mahony, Tim Bowman and Lujaina Issa). Non-students £5. Bring lunch. See: Contact:

English–French exchange sought

Two French families are looking for an English–French exchange for their boys, age 14, during school holidays for the scholar year 2013–14. For more information contact Dr Catherine Gaffard: 01189 26 8580;

Research funding 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 email address. Find out more about, including user guides and training sessions, on the Research Services website (

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 ( or Oxford 767056).

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:

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.

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.

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:

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

Domestic services

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5-mile radius of OX7). Member of Buy with Confidence scheme. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

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

Situations vacant

Family seeking nanny or childminder for after-school care of 1 child, 4 or 5 days/wk, 4–6.30pm with occasional later finish/overtime. Grandpont/north Oxford. Pay negotiable. Please contact

Marked by Teachers Earn extra money marking for our website: Marked by Teachers ( is part of the Student Room Group ( Find out about us at Marked by Teachers provides a library of documents annotated with useful comments from teachers. All work is submitted to Turnitin. We're looking for experienced university teachers in every subject to join our marking team. Markers are paid £20 per document. Interested? Contact

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:

Academic/civil servant family offering luxurious 4-bed, 3-bath Victorian family home for rent in Brixton, London (zone 2) from Feb 2014. Long lets preferred. Monthly rent £3,000. Excellent access to UCL, KCL, British Library and LSE. Advert on (listing # 74981) contains photos and more details. Highlights include abundant natural light, original wooden floorboards, underfloor heating, free-standing Victorian bathtub, ultra-modern kitchen and sunny, Mediterranean-style patio. Call 07931 102207.

North Oxford. Family house in Apsley Rd. Close to Summertown shops, easy access to University, hospitals and city centre. Near excellent local schools. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, downstairs 2 large reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, toilet and shower room. Fully furnished and equipped. Ideal for visiting academic family. Available Oct, £1,600 pcm (excl council tax and utilities). Contact Mrs Shepstone at: or 01865 558889.

Furnished house to rent from Jan 2014–Jun/Jul 2014 and from Sept 2014–Jun/Jul 2015. One or both periods. A comfortable family house in Upper Wolvercote (off Woodstock Rd) in Oxford (OX2 8AZ). Sitting room, 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, sunny conservatory, secluded garden. Suit family, maybe visiting academics. Reasonable rent plus utilities. References required and given. For further details and photos email:

Large 4-bedroom semi-detached house for rent in north Abingdon close to road, rail and bus routes for Oxford and London; 3 bathrooms, 1 en suite. Gch, private garden, large garage. Non-smokers please. Contact for more information.

Available approx beginning Nov. Minimum 6-months let (renewable). Lovely redecorated 2-bed semi-furnished house. CH, parking, private and communal garden. Very quiet attractive location off Iffley Turn. Easy access to Oxford. Suitable 1 couple; £980 pm, £980 deposit plus council tax, phone and utilities. References needed. Sorry, no smokers, pets or sharers. Please contact: tel 01865 361494, 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

1-bedroom flat in east Oxford: recently redecorated and furnished. Suitable for professional couple or visiting academics. Available from mid-Oct. Double bedroom, large living room with double sofa-bed, garage and off-road parking. Quiet block of flats in Southfield Park (, a 5-min walk from the buzzing Cowley Rd, and close to Oxford Brookes and hospitals; £780 pm. Contact Jorgelina Marino:

Apartment for rent! Any time from Sept. First-floor apartment (top floor), 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Kitchen, living room, bathroom, small balcony, copious attic storage space. Parking space. Unfurnished (furnished possible). Address: 63 Sunderland Avenue OX2 8DT. Situated on the corner with the Woodstock Rd: easy access to Summertown, town, the A34 and ring road; £900 pcm (bills excluded); no sign-on fees. Email enquiries:

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 city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University, regular bus route. £895 pcm incl bills except telephone and internet. References required. Contact

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:

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:

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:; 01865 511276.

Sun evening to Fri. Lovely central riverside flat, first-floor double bedroom available for sole use, owner away all week and some weekends; £550 incl (except surplus cost). 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.

Cambridge graduate (Christ's 1966) and wife seek 6–12-month rental of 1 bedroom commencing early 2014, ideally in or close to Jericho. My career has most recently been spent in the overseas wine trade with spells of residence in the United States and India. I am now launching a chateau ownership venture in St Emilion, France and require a UK base. Will housesit, take care of pets, etc and/or pay rent. Can also offer occasional exchange use of my 2-bedroom flat in old town Stellenbosch, South Africa. Non-smoker, no children, no pets: references available. No agents please. Contact:

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:

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.

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:

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