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  • Thursday 6 November 2014
  • NO. 5076
  • VOL. 145

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Miscellaneous

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.

UK Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research, JR  

BrainBank 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 Garden Café

Restore 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.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

OUH 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.

Abbeyfield Oxford Society

Abbeyfield Supported retirement living places now available at Brian Lewis House, St Clement’s (a lovely Victorian home). Residents enjoy: an independent lifestyle with no worries about cooking and cleaning; their own ensuite room, communal areas, conservatory and large garden; 24-hour alarm and staff on hand every day. All bills and food included in affordable rent (excl phone calls). For further information, see www.abbeyfieldoxford.org or tel 01865 790439. Registered charity.

Research participants sought

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 612 816).

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.

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.

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.

Project Management consultancy for research projects. Most projects will not need a full-time project manager. Use your funds intelligently. Get targeted support for your project when you most need it. Get assistance with project communications and consortium team building. Highly experienced. Specialised in large international projects. Also support with grant preparation and management. Event management. Daily rates available. Flexible and collaborative approach. See www.oxfordpmo.org.uk or call Penny at 07777 5721735.

Houses to let

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.

Charming house in central Oxford available for rent from Nov. Can let furnished or unfurnished. Newly redecorated. Ns. Gch. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, dining–kitchen, shower room. Ideal situation; 3 mins’ walk from Martyrs' Memorial. Would suit professionals or academics. £1,650 pcm, plus utilities and council tax. Also available with separate lower-ground-floor studio flat (see 'Flats to Let'). Email: pusey.steward@stx.ox.ac.uk.

Characterful house for rent in central Oxford. 3 mins’ walk from Ashmolean Museum. Currently furnished but can let unfurnished. Undergoing redecoration; available from Dec. Ns. Gch. Small, shared outdoor courtyard. Sitting room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, study, kitchen, shower room. Would suit professionals or academics. £1,750 pcm, plus utilities and council tax. Email: pusey.steward@stx.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Lower-ground-floor furnished studio flat for rent. Excellent situation in central Oxford; 3 mins' walk from St Giles'. Ns. Gch. Bedroom/sitting room, shower room, kitchen. Recently redecorated. Small, shared outdoor courtyard. Would suit professional or academic. £800 pcm, plus utilities and council tax. Email: pusey.steward@stx.ox.ac.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.

House sit over Xmas/New Year period. Beautiful, spacious 3-bedroom town house in east Oxford. Affordable rent in exchange for looking after two cats, geckos, a frog and fish. Walking distance from the Plain between Cowley and Iffley Roads. Broadband and TV. Available for 4 weeks from 13 Dec. Contact Jorgelina Marino: jorgelina.marino@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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.

North Yorkshire coast: comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Large garden, sea views, c/h and private parking. Sleeps 9 but special rates for couples and small parties. Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large comfortable sitting room. First floor: 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom and further sitting room. Second floor: 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727 or val.everton@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

Property for sale

Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. Charming fully furnished 3-bedroom traditional old patio house with large terrace. In beautiful historic hill town, close to miles of unspoilt Costa de la Luz beaches. Well maintained and fully equipped. Includes separate self-contained guest annexe. Views over to Africa! Within easy reach of Seville and Jerez. €175,000. For information and photographs see https://vejercostadelaluzhousesale.blogspot.com. Tel: 01865 429388. Email: phillip.dove@ntlworld.com.