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  • Thursday 12 February 2015
  • NO. 5086
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

Event

'Climate change and the culture of uncare', Sally Weintrobe. Chair: Jacqui Ferguson. Sat 21 Feb 11am–12.30pm (10.30am coffee), the Danson Room, Trinity College. Sally Weintrobe, practicing psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, edited and contributed to Engaging with Climate Change, Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge 2012). She has written and lectured widely on climate change, particularly how to understand current levels of denial. Tickets £18: www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk.

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.

Shezan Restaurant

Mughal Indian cuisine at Shezan: 1st floor, 135 High St, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we bring you fresh herbs, spices, roots, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Serving as dining rooms since 1915. Open daily noon–3pm and 5.30–11pm. Tel: 01865 251600. Website: www.shezanoxford.co.uk.

Abbeyfield_snowAbbeyfield Oxford Society

Supported retirement living places now available at Brian Lewis House, St Clement's (a lovely Victorian home). Residents enjoy: an independent lifestyle with no worries about cooking and cleaning; their own ensuite room, communal areas, conservatory and large garden; 24-hour alarm and staff on hand every day. All bills and food included in affordable rent (excl phone calls). For further information, see www.abbeyfieldoxford.org or tel 01865 790439. Registered charity.

Research participants sought

Study investigating motor control – researchers at the University of Oxford are seeking healthy volunteers aged between 50 and 75 for a study on motor learning. For the study you would be asked to perform a simple motor task that involves moving your fingers, hand or arm in response to visual stimuli presented on a computer monitor. Volunteers would be reimbursed for their time (£10/hour). For more information, please contact: sarah.voets@ndcn.ox.ac.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 bought and sold: we are always looking to purchase – and we also sell – 17th–early-20th-century furniture and objets d’art including silver, pictures, library furniture, fireplace-related items, garden stoneware and seating. Contact us at Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon–Fri 9.30–5, Sat 10–5. Tel: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014. Email: jean_greenway@hotmail.com. Website: www.greenwayantiques.com.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. 30 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.

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.s.guthrie@gmail.com. Web: www.robguthrie.co.uk.

Houses to let

Secluded 3-bedroom house tucked away in leafy Iffley Village, OX4, available mid/late Apr. 2 living rooms, good-sized kitchen with dining area, cottage-style back garden with suntrap decked area, garage and ample parking. Recently refurbished and redecorated. Convenient for river, city centre, local and London transport. Suit professional family, couple or 2 friends. £1,500 pcm (excluding council tax and utilities). Email: oxfordhousetorent@gmail.com.

Flats to let

Central north Oxford, Woodstock Rd. Beautiful flat with 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. £1,600 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Ideal for University, Jericho and city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Jul 2015. Contact: marina.dealarcon@prm.ox.ac.uk.

Sillero_advert1-bedroom flat in east Oxford: recently renovated. Suitable for professional couple or visiting academics. Available from mid-Mar. Double bedroom, large living room with double sofa-bed, garage and off-road parking. Quiet block of flats in Southfield Park (http://g.co/maps/uhx2m), a 5-min walk from the buzzing Cowley Rd and close to Oxford Brookes and hospitals. £850 pm. Contact: jorgelina.marino@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

1-bedroom self-contained flat available for rent in east Oxford. Beautiful, light and airy on the top floor of a period terrace. Available to responsible tenant or couple (non-smokers) for minimum of 6 months from beginning of Mar. Fully furnished, 1 double bedroom, traditional wooden floors. Quiet street, 5 mins' walk from Cowley Rd, 5 mins' cycle into city centre. Rent £900 pcm plus bills. Contact Tanya Khara: tanyakhara@hotmail.com.

Flat for rent in Charlbury. Unfurnished 2-bedroom, en-suite flat for rent on 1st and 2nd floor with study, living room and kitchen, 5 mins' walk to station. The flat is available from mid-Feb for minimum of 6 months at £750 pm excluding utilities and rates. Please contact the owner on geoffw@dustscan.co.uk.

Accommodation offered

Graduate Accommodation Office

The Graduate Accommodation Office provides affordable accommodation to full-time graduate students of the University. Please see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/graduateaccommodation.

Academic visitors, staff and part-time students may wish to register for Student Pad, a website where private landlords advertise for tenants associated with the University – www.oxfordstudentpad.co.uk.

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@me.com.

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.

View the best Oxford property rentals now. Finders Keepers: www.finders.co.uk/search/oxford, or call 01865 200012.

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.

Short Let SpaceVisiting Oxford? Studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bed properties conveniently located for various colleges and University departments. Available from 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, with linen provided and all bills included. Details, location maps and photos can be found on our website at www.shortletspace.co.uk. Contact us by email on stay@shortletspace.co.uk or call us on 01993 811711.

Sunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium-term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening onto 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. Email: enquiries@studioflatnorthoxford.com. Tel: 0044 (0)7764 574700.

Shortlet studios for singles or couples needing clean, quiet self-catering accommodation for weeks or months. Handy for High St (town, colleges), Cowley Rd (shops, restaurants), University sportsground (gym, pool), Oxford Brookes campuses, buses (London, airports, trains, Science Park). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished including cooking and laundry facilities, Wi-Fi broadband, TV/DVD/CD, central heating, cleaning and fresh linen weekly. Off-road parking for cars and bikes. Taxes and all bills included. Enquiries: stay@oxfordbythe month.com.

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.

In the middle of open fields high up in the Coed y Brenin forest near Dolgellau, southern Snowdonia, restored and extended former forester's cottage. Many walks from the door, superb mountain biking with trails suitable for the inexperienced (bike rentals available nearby), diverse birdlife, beaches 25 minutes. Warm, comfortable, well equipped, light, secluded and extremely quiet. Wood-burning stove. Wi-Fi. Sleeps 6–8. More details at www.myew.co.uk or from 01865 339967.

Lovely house to rent in Ste-Suzanne, Pays de Loire. Village classified 'one of the most beautiful in France'. Ideally positioned, unspoiled countryside, next to best boulangerie in area! Village has open-air swimming pool in summer. Easily accessible: UK seaports/airports. Great for walking, relaxing, markets, creative projects. Sleeps 7 comfortably. £300–£475 pw. Contact: penboreham@ntlworld.com or 01865 424749. See: http://ste-suzanne.sitey.me.

Tuscany: beautiful stone-built house with garden/BBQ. Sleeps 2–6. Peaceful location; stunning views of medieval hilltop village, Roccatederighi, (within walking distance) with 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. £500–£700 pw high season depending on numbers; good reductions outside summer peak times. Contact David Haenlein: 07751 434267; david@haenlein.co.uk.

Property for sale

Italy, Lazio/Umbria border: £65,000. Simple, comfortable, furnished, end-of-village, 2-double-bedroom house. 80m2. Living room, study/bedroom 3, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, utilities area, storage cave, 2 terraces. Wonderful views over Tiber Valley. Electrically boosted woodfire heating. Shop and bus service in village. All other shops and conveniences 10 mins by car. Excellent connections to Rome, Florence, Perugia, Siena, Lake Bolsena. Contact: airports.jockmacd@ntlworld.com or 01962 853929.