• Thursday 6 February 2014
  • NO. 5049
  • VOL. 144


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Public Service Centre

Join the Oxford Public Service Centre. Oxford University's Public Service Centre (PSC) is a service organisation connecting Oxford students, faculty and alumni with community organisations. Oxford PSC participates in volunteer projects with local and international nonprofit organisations, school programs, civic-engagement initiatives and related developmental work continually throughout the year to form community partnerships that exemplify the service–learning philosophy. For more information contact Oxford PSC President Asad Moten at

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 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):

Oxford 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

Research participants sought

Healthy volunteers aged 40–60 required for research study of a drip of iron. We are conducting research looking at the body’s response to a single dose of iron into a vein. Study involves 1 screening and 2 study visits to the Department of Physiology. The first lasts around 2 hours to assess suitability. The 2 study days last up to 9 hours each. Tests include heart ultrasound scans whilst breathing low oxygen, and blood tests. You would be paid for time and travel. You can take part if you are in good health with no problems with your heart, breathing or red blood cells; are not pregnant or breast feeding; have not taken iron tablets or had a blood transfusion in the past 6 weeks; are not very overweight. Ethical approval number: 12/SC/0710. 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.

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:

Plumbing/heating. Central heating installation, service and repairs. Complete bathroom installation and general repairs. Portfolio available. Gas Safe registered (216942). Call Dragon Heating on 07890 356385 (any time) or 01865 711576 (evening). Email:

For computer assistance, like broken screens, virus, database and website support, please call 01865 451177 or

Domestic services

JT Interiors. We provide all aspects of interior design services including room design, curtain making, flooring, decoration, refurbishment of 1 room or complete house. We provide interior design services to a number of colleges including Oriel, Hertford, Keble and Kellogg. We pride ourselves on delivering projects that are on brief, on time and on budget. For more information visit or call 01993 700515.

Tuition offered

Tuition in watercolour painting with Rebecca Hind. Courses are suitable for beginners and professional artists and include all aspects of working with this engaging medium. Weekday, weekend and summer schools offer a variety of subject matter, indoors and out. Teaching is by demonstration and 1-to-1 with your chosen subject. Rebecca Hind is visiting tutor at the Ruskin School of Art and elsewhere. See: or 01865 340633.

We are EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers with over 25 years of combined experience in both general and academic English. We can provide lessons on a 1:1 basis or in small groups at your college or in your rooms. We are also able to help with proofreading. Rates: £30/hr for a 2-hour lesson; £25/hr for proofreading. Contact: or CVs will be provided.

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:

Sydney: excellent location near University of Sydney, UTS, RPA Hospital, buses, trains (CBD 12 mins). Stroll to cafes, entertainment, shops, parks, schools. Lovely spacious detached period house in tree-lined street, retaining ornate ceilings, timber floors. Furnished, 2–3 bedrooms, study, lounge, dining room, sunroom, well-equipped kitchen, verandas, leafy private garden, Wi-Fi. Ideal sabbatical base. Available Apr to Sept, for approx 5-month lease. Email:

Upper Wolvercote: comfortable, sunny, 3-bed house to let from Feb. Newly landscaped garden, quiet location, 15 mins by bike to central Oxford or number 6 bus route. Completely refurbished with new kitchen, electrics and plumbing. Close to primary school, post office, Port Meadow and shop. Suitable for a family or couple. Furnishings flexible. Minimum let 6 months, £1,300 pm. Contact:

Marston Rd. Well-presented, fully furnished end-terrace house with large garden. 2 bedrooms (large double and large single), conservatory, fitted kitchen, gch, mixer shower. 10 mins' walk to University Parks, close to JR Hospital and both universities, frequent buses to city centre. Suitable for a couple or single person. £1,000 pcm. Available from 1 Feb. No pets or smokers. Contact Dr Sacha Simon on 07816 375342. 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

Furnished duplex 1-bedroom apartment, with c/h, double glazing and allocated car parking space. Personal access to communal garden. Situated within walking distance of the Botley shopping centre. Available now, £875 pcm. Please call Sue 07933 739481.

Cowley Rd/St Clement's. Available late Apr/early May. 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. £1,250 pcm, no deposit. Email: Tel: 07980 796009.

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:

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.

Large Swiss family is seeking house to buy (or rent) in Headington area. Preferred 4–5 bedrooms in child-friendly location. Flexible on timing. Please contact: or call on 07900 780068.

Quiet academic couple who come to Oxford every year to write seek a furnished house or flat to rent from mid/late Jun–mid/late Sept (dates flexible). Abundant light, good bus service, central or north Oxford or Headington desirable. Sadly, allergic to cats. Many Oxford references. House swap near Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, also possible. Contact: Lauren and Eric at or tel 001 650 856 3483.

Canadian family of four (children 11 and 14) looking for north Oxford rental accommodation while on sabbatical, mid-Jul to end Dec. Please contact

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:

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

North Yorkshire coast: comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's bay. Large garden, sea views, ch, 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;

French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50m in line of sight from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez) available for rent. Comfortably sleeps 5. Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted. From €45/night. See photos and details at Email:

Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close to Esentepe village with wide-ranging views over the Med. 20 mins' drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins from huge sandy beach. From £475 pw. Email: Tel: 01608 677423.

Southern Tuscany, beautiful stone-built family house with garden/BBQ. Sleeps 2–8. Peaceful location; stunning views of medieval hilltop village of Roccatederighi (within walking distance) with 5 restaurants and services. 1½ hours from Pisa airport; 35 mins from the coast with miles of free public beaches and pine groves; 20 mins to lake. £350–£650 pw depending on timing and numbers. Please contact David Haenlein: 07751 434267;

Property for sale

For sale in SW France, fully renovated 19th-century stone farmhouse, with large barn attached, set in 1 hectare of landscaped parkland with panoramic views towards distant Pyrenees. Solar-heated pool (12x6m). 3 double en-suite bedrooms; single bedroom; box room; period salon; large kitchen. C/h and ADSL. Najac 8 km; Laguépie 5 km (with shops and railway to Toulouse). Price: €280 000. Tel: 01295 811712. Email: