• Thursday 19 February 2015
  • NO. 5087
  • VOL. 145


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Call for papers

Call for papers: modernities, transformations and evolving identities in post-1945 Poland. The Programme on Modern Poland is organising a conference to be held 11–12 Jun focusing on the notion of modernities and sweeping socio-economic, political and cultural changes in post-1945 Poland. Submissions invited from doctoral candidates and early career academics (completion of doctorate in last 2 years). Deadline: 15 Mar. Further inquiries: Website:

Research participants sought

Female volunteers aged 18 or older required for iron and metabolism study. 2 Wed mornings, 7am to midday, John Radcliffe Hospital. Tests include: leg muscle MRI scan, bicycle exercise and bloods. Time and travel expenses compensated. You must be in good health, not pregnant, and be able to have an MRI scan. Blood donors deferred due to anaemia or iron deficiency also needed. Ethical approval: 13/SC/0439. 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 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: Website:

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

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:

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:

Travel with Stile provides reliable, professional and luxurious transportation for clients requiring passage to airports, meetings, social events, seminars and conferences. SODC-licensed for your safety, you will arrive at your destination relaxed and prepared having been collected promptly by a smartly dressed driver, driven competently and with minimal intrusion on your journey. Bookings via phone: 07759 700930 or email:

Situations vacant

Tudor Hall School seeks to appoint energetic and enthusiastic Alumnae Relations Officer to join the Alumnae and Development Office. Successful candidate will have previous experience of working in alumni/ae relations or proven track record of success in a role requiring a balance of event planning, creativity, administration and management. Full details of the post can be obtained from or email Penny Ranken at Closing date: 2 Mar 2015.

New College School seeks Head's PA and Registrar for September 2015. The post offers the opportunity to work in lively and friendly community with a considerable level of professional responsibility, combining support for the Headmaster's administration with overall responsibility for the process of pupil admissions. Further details: Mrs Jo Asquith 01865 285560 or Closing date: Mon 9 Mar. New College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Publicity Manager. Oxford University Press is recruiting a Publicity Manager to join our PR team. This is a busy role working across a variety of lists and products, with a focus in publicising our prestigious academic journals and their content via traditional and digital media, liaising closely with academics, authors and societies. Candidates must have relevant experience and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. For more information please visit:

House swaps

Stockholm–Oxford: Aug 2015–Jul 2016. Visiting Swedish academic family looking for a swap. We have a spacious fully furnished (135 sqm) 3-bedroom flat in the heart of the Old Town with a view of the Royal Castle. Looking for a 3-bedroom accomodation in Oxford for swap or for rent. Car swap considered. View at Please email for further info.

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:

Available from 7 Mar for £995 pcm: spacious 2-bedroom (double and single/study) furnished apartment self-contained within the Quaker Meeting House which is a busy centre for Quaker and other activities. The property is wonderfully positioned on St Giles’ and would appeal to professionals or postgraduates (couples welcome). Please call Leaders Ltd on 01865 764533 or email to arrange a viewing.

Superb studio flat over 2 floors near Brookes University, hospitals, South Parks etc. OX4 1PD. Unique, architect-designed top-floor studio, light, quiet, polished wood floor, Turkish rugs, real-flame fireplace, Habitat furniture, leather sofas, French doors on to huge rooftop balcony. Modern kitchen (washing machine, drier, dishwasher), marble-tiled 1st-floor shower/toilet, own entrance via spiral staircase from garden. £1,100 pcm low (band A) council tax. Tel: 244260 or email for photos.

Accommodation offered

Graduate Accommodation Office

The Graduate Accommodation Office provides affordable accommodation to full-time graduate students of the University. Please see

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 –

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:

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.

Mature female academic seeks short-term accommodation in or near Oxford for the working week only. Please telephone 07751 157117.

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:

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 Contact us by email on 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: 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

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

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 or from 01865 339967.

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;

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early-19th-century luxurious house on top of hill in Villebois-Lavalette. 5 bedrooms (4 with modernised en-suite bathrooms); 2 bedrooms are interconnected and could be family suite. We do limit the number of guests to 8 (including children). Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. Available early-Jun to mid-Oct, £1,500 pw. Website: (contact email address: or through website).