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  • Thursday 30 April 2015
  • NO. 5094
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

Dementia Friends information session

Come and learn more about dementia and things everyone can do to help those living with it. This interactive information session is aimed at academic and support staff at the University. Facilitated by Claire Sexton (Department of Clinical Neurosciences). Session will run twice. Book your free place: 18 May, 12.30pm, John Radcliffe Hospital: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dementia-friends-information-session-tickets-16627239521 or 19 May, 12.30pm, Department of Experimental Psychology: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dementia-friends-information-session-tickets-16654109891.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Flats to let

PenthousePenthouse apartment to let: available now, a recently built furnished apartment with a long paved terrace, 2 bedrooms, allocated parking and set within attractive landscaped gardens. This popular waterside development is just 1.5 miles from the city centre. The property is walking distance to supermarkets, riverside walks and well served by frequent bus services into Oxford city centre and Abingdon. Quick access to ring road, A40/M40/A34 and within easy reach of the Oxford Business and Science Parks. Accommodation, with lift access, includes entrance hall with ample storage space. The open-planne living area is light and spacious. The stylish kitchen has a range of contemporary floor and wall units with fitted appliances including an inset hob with oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. 2 good-sized double bedrooms, master with en suite and family bathroom. Suitable for professionals or academics. Rent £1,295 plus utility bills and council tax. Tel: 07503 756792. Email: rahele60@hotmail.com.

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.

View the best Oxford property rentals now. Finders Keepers: www.finders.co.uk/search/oxford, or call 01865 200012.

Single rooms available from mid-Jun in sought-after street in central north Oxford and within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, London buses and trains. Breakfast provided. N-s. Access to kitchen. Broadband. Suitable for academics and postgraduates. Minimum stay 3 days. Fair rental. Email: elphickjericho@gmail.com. Tel: 01865 516142.

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.

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.

Academic taking up Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries seeks short-term accommodation in Oxford 1 Oct–7 Nov 2015 (will also consider properties available for Oct only). Looking for 1(+)-bedroom furnished flat/house, preferably pet-friendly (small animal), with parking for 1 car, within walk or bus ride of Bodleian for self and partner. We are clean, tidy and responsible and will make ideal short-term tenants. Contact: claire.holden@music.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Von Nostitz-Wallwitz advertHoliday villa to rent: Mallorca, Port de Pollenca. Quiet end-of-pine-walk promenade (Illa D'Or Hotel) 100m to sandy beaches/restaurants. Comfortable, relaxing home for 6 persons, 3 beds/bathrooms, garden, huge terrace with outside dining, sunbeds, roof terrace. Quiet private location seconds to sea. Safe bathing beaches for kids. Ideal area for cyclists, walkers, bird watchers, proximity to Tramuntana. Excellent for yachts and windsurfing/sailing school. Email: logoprax@t-online.de.

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. Innumerable walks from the door, superb mountain biking with many trails suitable for the inexperienced. (Bike rentals available nearby.) Heated by blazing wood-pellet boiler. Warm, comfortable, very well equipped, light, secluded, and very quiet. Sleeps 6–8. Wi-Fi. More details at www.myew.co.uk or from 01865 339967.

For sale

ONeill advertBeautiful antique carved wood bed, excellent condition; near new mattress; full set of Ralph Lauren Polo bedding; 2 std, 2 king, 2 Euro pillows; duvet; 2 matching throw pillows. All for £495. Extraordinary value. Email: trish1385@gmail.com.