• Thursday 8 May 2014
  • NO. 5059
  • VOL. 144


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Occasional housesitter wanted

I'm looking for someone, PhD student maybe, to housesit/look after elderly cat for the occasional week throughout the year. We have a lovely house in east Oxford, close to the city centre, Wi-Fi and all mod cons etc. Please email for further details.

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: Tel: 01235 833433.

Research participants sought

Volunteers required for study into effect on aircrew/aeromedical patients of altitude exposure on blood pressure in the lungs. Volunteers will attend single 6-hr session in an Altitude Chamber at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, Bedfordshire, and experience altitudes similar to airline passengers/private pilots (6,000–10,000 ft). Approved by MoD Research Ethics Committee. More information: Brandon Turner (01865 282357 or or Dr Thomas Smith (07771 961344 or

Clinical vaccine trials. The Jenner Institute is developing vaccines against major global diseases and want healthy volunteers to take part in trials of them. If you are aged 18–55 and in good health, get in touch to receive more information. Participants will be paid compensation for expenses and time put aside to take part. Email, visit or call 01865 857406.

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:

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.

Carpet cleans in Oxford from dawn to dusk. We use a very quiet, fast-drying Thermadry system to allow appointments up to 10pm. Other excellent systems available to ensure all our clients' needs are met. Tel: Alan (07878 601150) or Jon (07812 701499). Email:

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

Assistant organist: September 2014. Radley College is seeking an Assistant Organist to join its exceptional Music Department. This is a fixed-term contract, initially for 2 years. Further information can be found on the college's website: Radley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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:

Beautiful 4-bedroom house for flexible let from 1 May in Grandpont. 1 mile from town, close to river, park and lake. House has lovely garden and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) and a downstairs WC. House also has a snug, wood-burning stove in the family room and large kitchen/family room. For details and photos see Price: £1,600 pcm. Contact:

Summer let: detached Victorian house in OX4 1EP, close to the city centre and University. 4 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 2 single), bathroom with shower cubicle and bath, Wi-Fi, cable TV and off-street parking. Large south-facing garden with patio, apple trees, swing and trampoline. Ideal for visiting academic family. Available from beginning of Jul to end of Aug, £500 pw inclusive. Mobile: +44 (0)7557 688055. Email:

Summer let: beautifully restored house (18th century), centre of pretty village, 6 miles Oxford. 4 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod cons, garden, cleaner. Village all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service; 20 mins Oxford centre from door. Car hire possible. Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 16 Jul–26 Aug, £400 pw. Contact:; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

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:; 613 745 1368 (Canada).

4-bedroom family home in Littlemore for let from 1 Jun–30 Aug. Our home offers an open-plan sitting/dining room and large dining/kitchen. On first floor is a large ensuite master bedroom with super-kingsize bed, study, bathroom, library with sofa bed and single bedroom. There is an attic ensuite kingsize bedroom. Friendly neighbours and near large playground. For more information: or

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

Cowley Rd/St Clement's. Available Jun. 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. £1,025 pcm, no deposit. Email: Tel: 07980 796009.

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's/Wolfson). 1-bedroom flat, with off-street parking and balcony. Spacious, light, open-plan living area, in excellent condition with picture windows overlooking pleasant garden. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, fridge, washing machine, cooker. Available now. (No short lets.) £990 pcm. Tel:  01865 513326.

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,

Accommodation offered

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.

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:

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:

View the best Oxford property rentals now. Finders Keepers:, or call 01865 200012.

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.

Married Harvard professors with 2 daughters (ages 11 and 8) are seeking to rent a 3+-bedroom furnished house or flat in Jericho or north Oxford from late Aug 2014–31 Jul 2015 for sabbatical stay. Also happy to discuss home exchange for our 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with au pair suite in Boston. Please email to discuss rental or possible exchange.

Room needed to rent, 8 Jun–8 Aug for responsible 17-year-old daughter of UCLA Professor and Associate Member, Nuffield College. Loves kids and dogs; accustomed to boarding. Easy access to train required in order to travel daily to Culham Centre for Fusion Energy for work as intern. Prefer family household that can provide some evening meals. 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

Pentonwarra, Trevone Bay, north Cornwall: beautiful slate-hung house nestled into coastline on private headland overlooking 2 beaches, right on the glorious north Cornish coast path west of Padstow. Sleeps 7 (+1 child's bed), c/h, broadband, 3 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, music room, even a balcony overlooking beach. Perfect for family holidays, walking, bathing, rock-hopping, surfing, day trips to north Cornwall attractions. See: or tel Vicky Gulland: 07850 170952.

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;

France, Lot–Dordogne: family-friendly farmhouse. Large garden, safe private pool, sleeps 14. Carefully restored traditional, unspoiled 17th-century farmhouse in hilltop hamlet, perched above charming working village. Generous accommodation suits 2 families. Extensive grounds, flat grassy paddock, shady raised terrace. 4 bedrooms, dormitory, 3 bathrooms. Lovely rural location, walks, canoeing, markets. £750–£1,700 pw. Information:,, 01865 556307,

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, desk, 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). Available throughout the year, from £350 pw. Email for photos and more details.

For sale

Harpsichord for sale: Sabathil, 2 manual, 4 full sets of strings, walnut case, excellent condition. Purchased 1972, 1 owner, reconditioned 2008. £950; price negotiable. Contact