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  • Thursday 22 January 2015
  • NO. 5083
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

New College Choir

Vacancies for lay clerks. There are vacancies for 2 basses and 1 tenor to start on 1 Oct 2015.  Daily services, plus recordings, concerts and tours. Excellent opportunities for solo work. For details please contact the Organist, Robert Quinney (robert.quinney@new.ox.ac.uk). Applications (covering letter, CV, and names of 2 referees) should be sent to: Chapel Administrator, New College, Oxford, OX1 3BN or nancy-jane.rucker@new.ox.ac.uk by 20 Feb.

Auditions

Auditions for singer–actors of every voice part of Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea (in English), with Renaissance band (strings, harpsichord, lutes etc). Please bring a song in English from a musical or opera – preferably something you've performed before. Auditions: central Oxford, Fri 23 Jan; callbacks: Sun 25 Jan; performance: Sat 7 Mar. Sign up via Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/u7in52y7ghhum4xw. If no times suit you, email thecoronationofpoppea@gmail.com to fix another slot.

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.

Domestic services

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers, re-designs or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 10-mile radius of OX7). Member of Buy with Confidence scheme. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information.

Houses to let

Charming house in central Oxford available for rent from Jan. Newly redecorated and furnished. Ns. Gch. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, dining–kitchen and shower room. Ideal situation; 3 mins' walk from Martyrs' Memorial. Would suit professionals or academics. £1,600 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Contact: pusey.steward@stx.ox.ac.uk.

Delightful furnished 4-bedroom family home on Bartlemas Rd for rent 10 Jul–30 Sept, £1,700 pm/£400 pw (includes utilities). Big open-plan living room on ground floor with baby grand piano. Large bright kitchen with dining area. Garden with patio, grass and flowers. Large master bedroom and 2 smaller bedrooms on first floor. Bathroom on first floor; toilet on ground floor. Bright and spacious loft with nice views. Contact frank.arntzenius@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

New Marston, Oxford OX3 OHF. Furnished family house available from 1 Apr, initially for 4 months: 3 bedrooms, 2 public rooms, small conservatory and southwest-facing garden. On quiet street with countryside on doorstep; 20 mins on foot (6 by bike) past University parks to colleges and city centre; easy access to ring road. £1,250 pm. Ideal for sabbatical or families. Photos and details: lauder@maths.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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 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.

Dordogne holiday rental. Stone house with pool, patio, terrace in 2 acres of garden, with a fabulous 270° panorama. Views to cliffs of the Dordogne. Sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, dishwasher, washer, drier. 'We were very happily surprised by the magnificent house and brilliant view. Really, a perfect holiday.' £350–£1,100 pw. Private owner. Details via 01223 353603 or jo.whitehead@ashridge.org.uk.

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.

Port de Pollenca, Can Singala: lovely Mallorquin holiday villa 100m from the crystal sea. Pine walk, quiet, private area near Illa Dor Hotel. 3 bed/bathrooms, private garden. 100m to bars, restaurants, supermarket, pool, bus station. Tel: 0049 176 53421702.