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  • Thursday 29 January 2015
  • NO. 5084
  • 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.

Indian cuisine

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.

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.

Volunteers needed for mood and technology study. We are looking for volunteers with bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, or healthy controls without any history of mental health disorders, to help us improve our understanding of the relationship between mood and daily activity. This project is being run though the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry. Time and travel expenses will be reimbursed. More information: understanding-diagnosis@psych.ox.ac.uk, 01865 613101 or http://conbrio.psych.ox.ac.uk/the-amoss-study.

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.

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel: 01235 530439. Web: www.hopeservices.co.uk. Email: mark.harvey@hopeservices.co.uk.

Are you preparing an academic document and need help with your written English? Oxford Language Editing supports researchers worldwide by ensuring that their ideas are communicated in the highest-quality English. Work is reviewed by both a language editor and an academic editor, who will identify and address all language issues. For further information about our services and to place an order, visit www.oxfordlanguageediting.com.

Tuition offered

Edulingua Learn Italian in a beautifully renovated palazzo in San Severino Marche, one of Italy's loveliest and most welcoming medieval small towns. Excellent teaching by highly trained, enthusiastic young staff who work in small classes with international students of all ages. Explore this unspoilt region with its artistic treasures and traditional cuisine. Visit Florence, Rome and other cities with your teacher guides. Students are warmly welcomed and supported. See www.edulingua.it.

Situations vacant

Retired medical doctor seeks part-time help for secretarial work and cataloguing. Please phone 01865 511413.

Seeking doctoral/postdoctoral student to catalogue/organise political and business records and family documents (c1900–70) from four continents preparatory to writing book on unusual family history. Possible authorship of book by same person. Material principally in Mallorca, Spain. Initial period envisaged: 4–6 weeks, summer 2015. Accommodation available. Contact jeanninecook1@cs.com before 7 Feb.

Houses to let

Charming house in central Oxford available for rent from Jan 2015. 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.

Jericho, £1,800 pm (negotiable): 2-bedroom 2-bathroom stunning, refurbished period Jericho house for rent, short (1 month+) or long term, furnished or unfurnished. Walk to city centre, Port Meadow, restaurants, shops and cinema. Ground floor: walk-through dining room/study, kitchen and sitting room opening to small light patio garden. First floor: bathroom, double bedroom, spacious hallway/study area. Top floor: double bedroom with ensuite. Contact Bruce: 07979 922590.

House to let in Edith Rd, Grandpont, OX1. 4 bedrooms, 2 receptions. Nice garden. Quiet street popular with academic families. 10-min walk to city centre. Newly decorated and in good condition. Unfurnished. Preferably non-smokers without pets. £2,000 pcm. Tel: 07729 262111 or 01865 205294 to view.

Flats to let

University Accommodation Office

The University Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full and part-time students, academic visitors and employees of the University. See www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation.

Flat for rent in Charlbury: 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

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.

For sale

Running out of bike storage facilities? For sale: semi-upright new galvanised steel bike racks for minimising storage space by a Hi-Low design. Delivery/fitting service available at an additional cost if required. Priced at £20 each item, volume discount available for all (74). Nick Green, Boyne Salvage, Oxford: 07913 857513.