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  • Thursday 23 April 2015
  • NO. 5093
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

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.

Oxford Book Fair

Annual PBFA Oxford Book Fair at Oxford Brookes, Headington Campus, Gypsy Lane. Sat 25 Apr (noon–6pm) and Sun 26 Apr (10am–4pm). Vast selection of antiquarian and collectable books, prints, maps and ephemera, with 100+ booksellers exhibiting. Admission £2, or free tickets available from www.oxfordbookfair.org. Tel: 07921 151496.

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.

BrainBankUK Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research, JR  

The developing brain is altered in autism but neuroscientists do not know how or why. Research is needed to understand the causes and biological basis of autism, to develop better interventions to improve the lives of those directly affected by it. Such critical research is hindered by the scarcity of donated human brain tissue. Control tissue, donated by people who do not have autism, is needed for comparison just as much as donations by people who do – and the NHS organ donor scheme does not include brain donation. We particularly want younger people to consider making a pledge to donate their brain after death (the further the brain is from its inception, the more difficult it is to understand the process of its development, so we do not take donations from people over 65 not directly affected by autism). See www.brainbankforautism.org.uk for information and to register as a donor.

RestoreRestore Garden Café

Spacious café set in award-winning gardens with delicious food and coffees using organic, fair-trade and local produce where possible. Plants, handmade gifts and cards for sale. Open Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm, Manzil Way, Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1YH. All proceeds to Restore, Oxfordshire mental health charity (registered charity number 274222): www.restore.org.uk.

OUHOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals wants you to take part in its future. If you have a contract of employment with the University of Oxford in a department within the Medical Sciences Division, or hold an honorary contract award with OUH for at least 12 months, you can join our staff constituency. University of Oxford staff belonging to other departments can join us as public members. To join us, visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/ft.

Concert

Schola Cantorum of Oxford and Alumni Chorus will perform at 7.30pm on Sat, 2 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Roderick Williams (O Radix Jesse and O Adonai); Brahms (Song of Destiny, Op 54); Mozart (Mass in C minor, K 427). Soloists: Miriam Allan, Anna Dennis, Benjamin Hulett, Roderick Williams; conductor: James Burton. Tickets from £5: www.ticketsoxford.com or 01865 305 305. More information: schola-cantorum.net.

Research funding

ResearchProfessional.com is an online research funding opportunities database and alerting service. The University has a sitewide licence, so it is freely accessible to anyone with an ox.ac.uk email address. Find out more about ResearchProfessional.com, including user guides and training sessions, on the Research Services website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/findfunding/rp).

Thursday Lunchtime talks at St Giles' Church

'Glimpses of the Divine: some personal encounters': talks by influential speakers at St Giles’ Church, 12.30pm every Thurs 30 Apr–18 Jun. Speakers: Fr Robert Ombres OP, Blackfriars; Revd Angela Tilby, Canon, Christ Church; Revd James Hanvey SJ, Master, Campion Hall; Sr Francisca OSC, Abbess, Poor Clares, Arkley; Revd Canon Beau Stevenson, pastoral psychologist; Nicholas Mynheer, fine artist; Very Revd Martyn Percy, Dean, Christ Church; Fr Paul Stonham OSB, Abbot, Belmont Abbey. Free (retiring collection). Further info: www.ocsg.uk.net.

Research participants sought

We are looking for 14–17-year-old females to take part in our brain imaging study. You will complete a few fun behavioural tasks and also have the chance to go into an MRI scanner. We are interested in how the teenage brain responds to social and emotional cues. You will be given a £25 Amazon voucher for your time and travel will be reimbursed. If interested please email: chii.hiu@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Aged 65–80 and university educated? Participants needed for study on the effects of ageing on reading and memory. Participation involves computer-based reading task at Department of Experimental Psychology while your eye movements are monitored with a camera, and takes approximately 50 mins. Participants must have English as their first language, with no visual impairments (glasses/lenses absolutely fine) or reading difficulties (eg dyslexia). £5 travel expenses paid. Please email nicholas.cooper@psy.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 £135. 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.

For the last 20 years Computer Assistance has been the best place to come for your Macintosh, VMWARE and computer support. We love what we do and it shows. Web: www.computerassistance.uk.com. Tel: 01865 717088.

Situations vacant

GlobalAcademyJobs.com is the fastest-growing academic jobs board worldwide and the only online jobs board with truly global reach. Let us help you recruit staff from the global pool of academic talent or find your next position at one of the world's leading universities or research institutes. Find out more at www.GlobalAcademyJobs.com.

Middlebury College-CMRS (www.cmrs.org.uk) seeks 2 Junior Deans for undergraduate study abroad programme for leading US institutions. Duties mainly overnight and weekends. From Aug 2015 for 1 academic year. £5,500 pa plus accommodation in central Oxford. Deadline 1 May: send CV and covering letter to Mrs Kilby, CMRS, St Michael's Hall, Shoe Lane, Oxford OX1 2DP (mcmrs@middlebury.edu).

Temporary staffing serviceAre you looking for interesting and stimulating temporary work? Are you available immediately to work in and around the Oxford area? Do you have administration or clerical skills? Then we would be very interested in talking to you. The Temporary Staffing Service is an internal department supplying temporary workers to a wide range of temporary assignments across the vast network of departments within the University. Further information: 01865 612360, tssapply@admin.ox.ac.uk or www.admin.ox.ac.uk/tss/tempstaff.

Houses to let

Our beautiful 5-bedroom house on edge of Iffley (1.4 miles from Oxford city centre) is vacant from early Apr until mid-Jul. Modern, comfortable house in immaculate condition with lovely views over the fields towards the river. South-facing garden. £2,000 pm (pro rata). Ideally we are looking for someone to take it for at least 2 months, but will consider shorter periods. Contact Professor Rowland Stout: rowland.stout@ucd.ie.

Strange, happy, 3–4-bedroom house in central Oxford, full of books, penis gourds, and zoological and anthropological weirdnesses. Hive of gentle bees in chaotic garden. To rent 18 Jul–29 Aug. Ridiculously reasonable price. Email: tweedpipe@aol.com.

Summertown (nr St Edward's School). For rent: large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden, patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 5 Jul–11 Oct 2015 (15 weeks). Rent £450 pw plus phone, utilities, car insurance. (Free Sky Sports TV.) May include use of Toyota Estate car. For very careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit, references required. Email: illustrator@korkypaul.com. Tel: +44 (0)1865 516556.

Secluded 3-bed, 2-living-room home with sit-down kitchen, garage, parking, front and back gardens on the edge of Iffley village, OX4. Convenient for river, local shops, town centre, the universities, transport to London etc. £1,500 pcm exclusive. Email: oxfordhousetorent@gmail.com.

To let (long or short term): fully equipped log cabin in idyllic rural location, 5 miles west of Oxford. Large main room. Separate toilet. Frequent bus services to city centre. Would suit non-smoker academic, artist, writer or business person. £750 pcm includes all bills. Contact Robert Sale. Email: rob.sal.sale@btinternet.com.

Lovely sunny 4-bedroom house in Iffley Fields. Garden, garage, close to town and river. Available mid-May for 1–2 years. £1,700 pm. Please contact davetriff@doctors.org.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.

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: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation/landlord. For information: 01865 280811.

French academic family of 5 (3 little girls) looking for accommodation in town for 9–15/16 Aug (length flexible, but has to include 10–15 Aug), in exchange for either an agreed sum or their flat in central Paris (sleeps 5/6). Also happy to cat-sit. Contact: Mathieu Cassin (matthieu.cassin@irht.cnrs.fr).

Accommodation required in central or north Oxford from Sept 2015 for quiet, mature (62 yrs), retired professional, non-smoking male studying at Oxford University. Wi-Fi essential. All accommodation types considered. Dates flexible. Contact Noel Davison: email: noel.davison22@gmail.com or phone 07768 230993.

We are a couple of academics from Italy with a 12-year-old son and a dog looking for a house in Oxford with 2–3 bedrooms, possibly with a garden, to rent for a month from 15 Jul. We can also offer a villa in a very quiet and beautiful environment in the countryside 20' from Verona. Contact: quarandr@libero.it; 0039 3927352866.

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. Web: www.studioflatnorthoxford.com.

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@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. 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.

Southern Tuscany, beautiful stone-built family house with garden/BBQ. Sleeps 2 to 8. Peaceful location; stunning views of medieval hilltop village of Roccatederighi (within walking distance) with 5 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. £400–£800 p/w depending on timing and numbers. Please contact 0775 143 4267 or david@haenlein.co.uk.

Part of medieval palazzo in Basilicata hilltop village c1550. Authentic 'Lonely Planet'-type place with local, colourful bars and restaurants. House has stunning views, washer and rooftop terraces. 3 beds, 2 baths, sleeps 7. 1.15 hours from Bari airport and 1.15 hours to Ionic seaside. Note stairs. Cost just £400 pw, you do the laundry and cleaning on check-out or pay extra for these services. Contact: ejcaswell@hotmail.co.uk or 01202 247021.