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  • Thursday 5 June 2014
  • NO. 5063
  • VOL. 144

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Miscellaneous

Craft Courses

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: www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com. Tel: 01235 833433.

BrainBankUK 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.

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.

OUHOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals wants you to take part in its future. If you have a contract of employment with the University of Oxford in a department within the Medical Sciences Division, or hold an honorary contract award with OUH for at least 12 months, you can join our staff constituency. University of Oxford staff belonging to other departments can join us as public members. To join us, visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/ft.

Tower PoetryTower Poetry's annual summer school for poets aged 18–23

26–29 Aug 2014, Christ Church: residential school for 14 young poets to develop own writing and critical skills through exciting/challenging workshops by Dr Jane Griffiths, Wadham (Terrestrial Variations, 2012) and Dr David Wheatley, Aberdeen (4 poetry collections; Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism of Contemporary British Poetry, 2014). A unique and challenging opportunity to work with other writers. Students' work to be collected/edited for publication. Deadline for applications: 13 Jun; contact: info@towerpoetry.org.uk.

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.

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 bd@beadledavies.co.uk.

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. Website: www.townandcountrytrees.co.uk. Email: tctrees@btinternet.com.

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.

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

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 languageservices@oup.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.

Jericho: 2 properties available from 1 Aug for 1 year: house, furnished, 3 bedrooms (£2,250 pcm); flat, furnished, 2 bedrooms (£1,675 pcm). Both walk to parks, train/coach stations, catchment for best schools. House: 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths, appliances, secluded garden, energy-efficient boiler and lighting, 1 bedroom with attached kitchen ideal for nanny/teenager. Flat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terrace, appliances, indoor parking. Contact: gaston@3web.com; 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Sydney rental: Aug 2014–Jul 2015. Immaculate, sunny, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, garden, opposite parkland, near stunning 4.5-mile bay walk, convenient to Sydney CBD. Sleeps 4. Easy bus access to Sydney University and UTS. Macquarie Uni and UNSW also easily reached by car. Choice of schools, parks, picturesque bays and playgrounds in Five Dock, Sydney's 'Little Italy'. £580 pw. 12-month contract. Mobile: 07462 543435. Email: vm@strategicsolutions.net.au.

2 furnished houses in centre and Headington. Central Oxford: 2-double-bedroom house from early Sept at £1,250 pcm, adjacent to Saïd Business School and minutes from central University departments. Headington: Marston border, new 3-bedroom detached house partly or fully furnished at £1,300, close to the JR and other hospitals, easy access to central University departments. All plus utilities and council tax. Tel: 01865 516144; email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

To let in Jericho: charming, sunny 3-bedroom Victorian terraced cottage with south-facing rear garden. Close to bars, shops, restaurants. Short walk to city centre and University departments. Available from 1 Jun, £1,500 pm. Tel: 07989 318406.

Islip: character 4-bed detached house in good condition. Large kitchen, conservatory, 2 receptions, period hall, bathroom, WC, double garage. Attractive garden, backing onto fields. Islip lies 5 miles northeast of Oxford, with great communication links (A34, M40) and excellent village facilities including good primary school, GP surgery, shop and playground. £1,900 pcm, unfurnished, 12-month lease from 1 Aug (or earlier). Deposit and references required. Tel: 07962 303921. Email: isliprental@gmail.com.

North Oxford, central Summertown. Attractive Victorian semi-detached house (in quiet street very close to amenities of Summertown) to let furnished or partly furnished, Sept 2014–31 Mar 2015, to academic or professional couple or small family. Sunny kitchen/diner plus 2 reception rooms, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden. Gch, period features eg stripped pine floors and doors throughout. Email: cornwalk@btinternet.com.

Well-maintained house (2–3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen/dining room, study area, sitting room, loft room, lovely garden) in peaceful Grandpont, but within walking distance of city centre and all amenities. BT Infinity broadband, Sky, well-equipped kitchen, all linen provided. Bikes if wanted. Available Michaelmas term 2014, possibly longer. £350 pw plus utilities. Contact abrh14@btinternet.com for more information.

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 weeks min). References and deposit required. £850 pcw. Enquiries to: bmra206@gmail.com.

House swaps

House swap: Oxford/Boston Jul–Dec. We are looking to swap our fully furnished family home (3 bedrooms) for a house or apartment in or close to Boston for 6 months. The house has a big garden and is situated near a beautiful park and river walks. Please email lucie_may@hotmail.com for further info.

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.

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: studioflatnorthoxford@gmail.com, 0044 (0)7764 574700, www.studioflatnorthoxford.com.

North and central north Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom furnished and equipped apartments. 1-bedroom flat from Aug or Sept from £795–£895 pcm. 2-bedroom flats from Jun, Aug, Sept or Oct from £895–£1,050 pcm plus utilities/council tax. Some short-let available Jun–Aug. Convenient for central University departments and hospitals, best suited to visiting academics and professionals. Tel: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

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: hoyalwales@gmail.com. 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 marymarzillier@gmail.com.

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Kidlington: furnished or unfurnished double-bedroom apartment, big sitting room with furnished kitchen opening to private garden. Friendly and responsible academic landlord. Clean and elegant accommodation. Parking space. 1 min walk to bus stop. No smoking. No pets. £724 + bills. Tel: 01865 429738.

Basement studio apartment, entirely self-contained with independent access. Quiet location in central Summertown, behind the shopping centre, near cafes, sports centre, frequent bus services. Single visiting researcher, postdoc or professional; no couples. Free Wi-Fi and all bills (except council tax). £700 pcm. Phone: 01865 516446; email: renee.hirschon@spc.ox.ac.uk.

Accommodation offered

View the best Oxford property rentals now. Finders Keepers: www.finders.co.uk/search/oxford, 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.

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.

Special room to let. Light ground-floor room available from Jul in north Oxford. With large desk; overlooks lovely garden. Ensuite (shower, WC) with wardrobe, large single bed, chest of drawers, storage space. £511 pm includes cleaning, sheets changed and laundered weekly. Also use of spacious kitchen, laundry and garden. Own entrance. This is a long let. Would suit female postgraduate or professional woman. Tel: 01865 513652; email: steph.peopleworld@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 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: sfarrior@vermontlaw.edu.

Oxford lecturer, wife and baby are looking for a 2–3-bedroom house in central Oxford (within 2–3 miles of city centre) for 1-year+ rental beginning Aug. Will gladly provide references from past landlords, and pay for deposit and several months' rent up front, if preferable. Please email david.humphreys@spi.ox.ac.uk to discuss rental.

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.

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 www.homeaway.co.uk/Italy/Tuscany/r308.htm.

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.

Devon countryside B&B. Pevsner-listed thatched farmhouse, c1460: log fires, panelling, beams and priest's hole. Quirky, peaceful, comforting, very friendly. Home-cooked breakfast with eggs from our happy hens. Supper available. Perfect for short breaks, writing retreats; desks on request. Art workshops with artist owner. Dartmoor/beaches just 20 mins. River walks on doorstep. Also 2 cosy self-catering flats in converted barn. Free Wi-Fi. Pet goats(!). Web: www.sampsonsfarm.com. Email: nigel@sampsonsfarm.com.

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 sarah.norodom@classics.ox.ac.uk for photos and details.

France: Menton, French–Italian Riviera. Spacious and bright flat in historic heart of charming coastal town, 5 mins' walk from beach. Flat has 1 very large bedroom with double bed and comfortable pull-out couch. Sleeps 4. Modern kitchen/dining room and bathroom. Well connected to entire coast by train (13 mins to Monaco, 30 to Nice). Discounted rate of £310 pw for 12–27 Jun. Email sarah.norodom@classics.ox.ac.uk for photos and more details.

Property for sale

Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. For sale: charming 3-bedroom traditional old patio house with large terrace. In beautiful historic hill town, close to miles of unspoilt Costa de la Luz beaches. Well maintained and fully equipped. Includes separate self-contained guest annexe. Views over to Africa! Within easy reach of Seville and Jerez. €175,000. For information and photographs see https://vejercostadelaluzhousesale.blogspot.com. Tel: 01865 429388. Email: phillip.dove@ntlworld.com.