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  • Thursday 20 November 2014
  • NO. 5078
  • VOL. 145

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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Michaelmas term will be published on 27 November and 4 and 11 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 15 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Abbeyfield 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.

Verdi's Requiem

Oxford Harmonic Choir marks its name change and relaunch with a performance of Verdi's Requiem in the Sheldonian Theatre on Sat 22 Nov at 7.30pm. The choir will be joined by professional soloists and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera, and conducted by Robert Secret. Tickets £10–£18 (concessions available) from www.ticketsoxford.com, Oxford Playhouse, or on the door from 7pm. Visit www.oxfordharmonicchoir.org for more information.

Research participants sought

Stimulating the brain during cognitive training. We are recruiting participants (aged 50–80 in good health) for a study assessing the effect of mild, painless transcranial current stimulation on cognitive abilities during a fun and engaging cognitive training programme. This study will take up to 5 hours over 3 days within a week. All participants will receive £50. For further information: email brainfhsproject@gmail.com or ealish.swift@jesus.ox.ac.uk or phone Charlie: 07546 366555.

Healthy volunteers needed. Could you spare 30 minutes of your time to advance research into bipolar disorder? Healthy people aged 50 years or over are needed. You will need to attend 1 appointment in Headington, during which you will give a small sample of blood, and you will be compensated for your time and travel. Approved by South Central–Oxford A Research Ethics Committee. Email: oxtext@psych.ox.ac.uk. Tel: 01865 613131.

Get paid to watch drama! 6 Oxford academics at Magdalen’s Calleva Centre are collaborating on a project about audience responses to drama. They need audiences to watch a recent BAFTA-winning 90-minute drama – Stuart: A Life Backwards – starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. If you are interested in participating as an audience member, please go to www.tinyurl.com/calleva1. For queries, contact calleva-drama@magd.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.

Situations vacant

The Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom seeks graduate students to work with Professor Timothy Garton Ash on Free Speech Debate, a multilingual, global online research project on free speech, concentrated on the 13-language website www.freespeechdebate.com/en. We seek students with native-speaker language skills in English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Chinese, Turkish, German, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Farsi, Japanese and Urdu. We are also looking for students with expertise in the study of freedom of expression (including law, both common law and continental European law, philosophy, and other disciplines), journalism (including experience of online editing), the internet, the use of social media and open educational resources. Flexible hours working with a stimulating and diverse team, paid at research-assistance rate (£12.50/hr); we prefer students here until summer 2016. For more details and to apply email tga.pa@sant.ox.ac.uk, attaching CV and indicating native-speaker languages and other relevant expertise. Deadline: 5 Dec. Interviews: early Jan.

Houses to let

Impressive detached 5-double-bedroom family home to let, located in central Headington, complete with underfloor heating and solar panels. Beautifully finished, this grand accommodation also comprises 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and an exceptional sun room/family room. Landscaped enclosed rear garden, driveway parking for 4 cars. Excellently located, just a short walk from Headington shops, JR Hospital and Oxford Tube. Unfurnished. Council tax band G. £3,650 pcm. Please contact Anna Hardy at Scottfraser on 01865 761111 or annah@scottfraser.co.uk for more details.

Accommodation offered

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.

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.

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.

Summertown. Large single room in quiet family home. Own bathroom, Wi-Fi. Close to shops, restaurants and buses. Would suit visiting academic. £150 pw or £600 pcm. Contact williamunderhill@gmail.com or 07802 328956.

To let: spacious 1-bedroom top-floor (3rd) flat near Summertown. Quiet location, S/SW aspect, large windows in sitting/dining room. Separate modern equipped kitchen, attractive bathroom, good-quality fittings and furniture. Available end of Nov; rent £1,050 pcm exclusive of services and council tax. Tel: 01865 515342.

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.

Shortlet studios. Available Dec onwards 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 sports ground (gym, pool), Brookes campuses, buses (London, airports, trains, Science Park). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished including cooking and laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, TV/DVD/CD, c/h, cleaning and fresh linen weekly. Off-road parking. Taxes, outgoings included. Christmas/New Year bookings available. Enquiries: stay@oxfordbythemonth.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. Walks from the door, superb mountain biking with many trails suitable for the inexperienced. (Bike rentals available nearby.) Warm, comfortable, well equipped, light, secluded and very quiet. Sleeps 6–8. Wi-Fi. More details at www.myew.co.uk or from 01865 339967.

Property for sale

Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. Charming fully furnished 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.