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  • Thursday 30 October 2014
  • NO. 5075
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

Parking space to let

To let: parking space in OX1 2DF, central Oxford. Covered; guards and CCTV surveillance available 24/7. Located in Gloucester Green's underground car park. £190 pcm. The entrance is from Beaumont/Gloucester St; each tenant gets a remote gate opener beeper. Email: estebanche@hotmail.com.

Craft courses new programme out

Ardington School of Crafts' 2015 programme is out now. It’s packed with 200 inspiring craft courses with leading tutors in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. Courses are 1–3 days, ranging from jewellery-making to upholstery, leather and textiles, all held in our well-equipped workshops. Discover why people keep coming back to Ardington School of Crafts. Gift vouchers available – the perfect creative gift. See: www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com. Tel: 01235 833433.

Information sought

The poet Elizabeth Jennings (1926–2001) was a graduate of St Anne's (1949) and lived most of her life in Oxford. I am currently writing a biography of Jennings and am eager to be in touch with anyone who might have known her. Please contact Dana Greene at greene42@gmail.com or 7307 Park Terrace Dr, Alexandria, VA 22307, USA.  

Department for Continuing Education Open Day

ContEd The open day on Tues 4 Nov will feature over 40 events: short lectures, workshops, walking tours, information sessions. The department offers over 1,000 programmes annually for part-time adult learners – from day schools to full-blown Oxford Masters' and DPhils in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences. We also partner with other University departments to create bespoke programmes. Join us and learn more! For full information and registration: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/openday.

Accommodation for tutors sought

OUDCE is looking for accommodation to house summer school tutors and their families during Jul–Aug 2015. Specifically we are looking for 2- or 3-bed houses/apartments within central Oxford (or on a good bus route into the centre) which would be available from around Sat 11 Jul to Sat 1 Aug or Sat 8 Aug (some programmes are 3 weeks, some are 4). Please contact laura.thomlinson@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Study Day on Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth presents a reflective study day exploring the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Led by Dr Carl Schmidt, Emeritus Fellow of Balliol, with meditations by The Revd Canon Mark Oakley, St Paul’s Cathedral, and The Revd Georgie Simpson, Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth. Sat, 22 Nov, 10am–4pm at Corpus Christi; £35 including refreshments; some concessions available. Booking and prepayment essential. Register interest by contacting Georgie Simpson: info@ocsg.uk.net, 07803 031977, www.ocsg.uk.net.

Grant writing expertise needed

Cruse Bereavement Care offers free counselling support to anyone who is bereaved. In 2013–14 Oxfordshire Cruse provided bereavement support to 294 people ranging in age from 19 to 85. In the current challenging economic climate, Oxfordshire Cruse is in need of help from people with experience in identifying funding and writing grant applications. Please help us help the bereaved. Contact Sarah Westcott on sarahmwestcott@phonecoop.coop or at 01865 251421.

Meetings of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH)

Two meetings: Vector-borne diseases – 21 Nov, SOAS, London. A 1-day meeting organised in association with various other societies within the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health (FESTMIH). Registration: https://rstmh.org/events/vector-borne. Also: Research in progress – 10 December, IOE, London. A 1-day meeting for young researchers and students to present unpublished research in progress through short oral presentations and posters. Seeking high-quality abstracts from early-career investigators, including PhD students, across all disciplines of global health. Abstract submission and registration (closes 31 Oct): https://rstmh.org/events/research-progress-2014.

Save the date! Topics in infection – 23 Jan 2015, SOAS. Organised with Public Health England and Barts and the LSMD, the meeting provides an opportunity for colleagues within tropical medicine and global health to network, update knowledge and share scientific expertise. Attracts over 300 microbiologists, consultants in infectious disease, general physicians, infection control nurses and biomedical and clinical scientists. Registration open; to secure early-bird rate of £50 book by 31 Oct: https://rstmh.org/topics-infection-23-january-2015-save-date.

Research participants sought

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.

Research project: participants wanted. Are you, or someone you know, interested in taking part in a project that looks at the use of technology? Are you over 60, have issues with sight and hearing and use a piece of technology that supports you to live in your own home? If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with Dr Kate Hamblin (kate.hamblin@ageing.ox.ac.uk; 01865 612816).

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.

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.

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

Delightful furnished 4-bedroom family home on Bartlemas Rd for rent 1 Apr–1 Oct 2015, £1,600 pm. 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. All mod cons. Contact frank.arntzenius@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Large family home with spacious gardens for rent in central Headington. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Ideal for University research institutes, hospitals and access to London (£1,950 pm). Available immediately. Contact james.edwards@ndorms.ox.ac.uk.

Lovely north Oxford home in quiet cul-de-sac available for short-term let from 20 Dec 2014 to 21 Jan 2015.  Accommodation includes 4+ bedrooms, sunny extension overlooking secluded garden, large modern kitchen and study with Wi-Fi.  Extensive park and frequent city-centre bus service both within 1 block. All-inclusive rent £350–£400 pw depending on number of people. Email: tam.frishberg@gmail.com. Tel: 01865 454274.

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.

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.

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.

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.