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  • Thursday 5 February 2015
  • NO. 5085
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

Event

'Climate change and the culture of uncare', Sally Weintrobe. Chair: Jacqui Ferguson. Sat 21 Feb 1am–12.30pm (10.30am coffee), the Danson Room, Trinity College. Sally Weintrobe, practicing psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, edited and contributed to Engaging with Climate Change, Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge 2012). She has written and lectured widely on climate change, particularly how to understand current levels of denial. Tickets £18: www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk.

BrainBank UK 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.

Restore Restore 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.

OUH Oxford 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.

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

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.

Female volunteers aged 18 or older required for iron and metabolism study. 2 Wed mornings, 7am to midday, John Radcliffe Hospital. Tests include: leg muscle MRI scan, bicycle exercise and bloods. Time and travel expenses compensated. You must be in good health, not pregnant, and be able to have an MRI scan. Blood donors deferred due to anaemia or iron deficiency also needed. Ethical approval: 13/SC/0439. Email: matthew.frise@dpag.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.

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.

Artizan Carpentry. Bespoke carpentry, joinery and cabinetry. Fitted and free-standing furniture, bookcases, timber flooring and garden structures. For more information: www.artizancarpentry.co.uk or contact Michael: 07767 301435; artizancarpentry@gmx.co.uk.

Situations vacant

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

Houses to let

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.

3-bedroom family home in East Oxford for rent for 3 weeks between 24 Mar and 14 Apr. House accommodates 4 adults in 2 double bedrooms with the third bedroom set up as a nursery. Facilities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, range cooker. Price is £1,000 including bills, cleaning and care of family cat (or £350 per week). Contact Emily: evlrees@gmail.com or 07972 927808.

House swaps

Icelandic couple wanting to spend 1–30 Sept 2015 in Oxford offers to exchange lovely house in center of Reykjavík (and possibly car) for a flat or house in or near Oxford for the same period of time. Exchange for a shorter period also considered. For more information write to Professor Torfi H Tulinius (tht@hi.is) or Professor Gudbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir (gudvil@hi.is), both at the University of Iceland.

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.

Country apartment on edge of quiet hamlet, 15 miles north of Oxford, ground floor – own access, part of family home. Reception/bedroom with French windows, study/sitting room, well-equipped eat-in kitchen, bathroom, built-in cupboards, working open fireplace, private own-use patio, car parking. Stunning views over Cherwell valley – very private and tranquil. £700 pcm. Available now – furnished/unfurnished. Contact Kildare: 01869 340200 or k.bourkeborrowes@btinternet.com.

Central north Oxford, Woodstock Rd. Beautiful flat with 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. £1,600 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Ideal for University, Jericho and city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Jul 2015. Contact: marina.dealarcon@prm.ox.ac.uk.

Flat to let central Summertown: a good-sized 1-bedroom flat on the top (third) floor. Large south-facing windows overlooking garden, wooden floors, separate modern kitchen, furnished, storage space. Parking. No pets/smokers, £935 pcm plus council tax and utilities. Available 1 Apr. Email: diana.myatt@tiscali.co.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.

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.

Beautiful 2-bed 2-bath apartment (sleeps 4–6) Puerta Banus area, Costa del Sol, Spain. In gated community with 3 swimming pools and paddle tennis court. A/C, Wi-fi, TV, underground parking. Fantastic sea and mountain views from large terrace. 5 mins' walk to restaurants, clubs, supermarkets, 15 mins to beach and harbour. Short drive to golf clubs, Sierra de las Nieves. Available from 15 Mar. Contact: petergmcculloch@gmail.com.