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  • Thursday 4 May 2017
  • NO. 5167
  • VOL. 147

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Miscellaneous

Shezan Restaurant

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.

brain_bankUK 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.

RestoreRestore 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.

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.

Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality study days in Trinity term, 10.30am–4pm: Sat 20 May: 'Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity: an African cultural repertoire', Ralph Lee, Tom Boylston, Eloi Ficquet; Sat 3 Jun: 'Art and Architecture of Coptic Egypt', illustrated talks by Dr Nicholas Gendle. Students free, non-students £5. Bring lunch. Web: www.theosevia.org; contact: tikhon.vasilyev@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Research participants sought

Seeking healthy male volunteers aged 18–85 with no previous history of retinal problems to participate in a study. You would be asked to undergo some simple visual function tests to collect control data. Participation involves 1 session at the Oxford Eye Hospital (at the JR) lasting approximately 1 hour. For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact: anum.butt@medsci.ox.ac.uk.

Groups and societies

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 and administrative 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.

OxRSSOxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) is run by and for Oxford research staff. It provides researchers with social and professional networking opportunities, and a voice in University decisions that affect them. Membership is free and automatic for all research staff employed by the University of Oxford. For more information and to keep up to date, see: web: www.oxrss.ox.ac.uk; Facebook: http://fb.me/oxrss; Twitter: @ResStaffOxford; mailing list: researchstaff-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

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 and also buy classical or jazz CDs. 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 full printing services available (both online and serviced), 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses, fax bureau, 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.

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.

Manuscript reviewing and thesis coaching with a positive, constructive approach. Experience with high-ranking journals, major scholarly publishers and doctoral theses at leading institutions. Working at any stage, from outlining ideas and structure to that difficult half-way stage to pre-submission reviewing. Areas of specialisation include politics/IR, conflict studies and HRL/IHL (theoretical/empirical) but have worked more broadly (archaeology, religion, etc). It can be a less painful process. Email p.i.wolpe@gmail.com.

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.

Houses to let

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 15 Jun–15 Oct (negotiable). Rent: £450 pw, £1,800 pm plus phone/utilities (free Sky Sports TV) for very careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. Email: illustrator@korkypaul.com.

Hall_ad4-bedroom house off Iffley Rd near the University sports ground. Available early Jul–beginning Sept. Large kitchen and dining room, sitting room and study. 2 double beds and 3 single beds, plus double sofa bed in study for visitors. 2 bathrooms. Large sunny garden with fruit trees and lawn. Off-street parking. Convenient for city centre, local shops, river, local and London transport. £550 pw. Email: jim.hall@eci.ox.ac.uk.

Flats to let

Central north Oxford, Woodstock Rd. Beautiful flat with 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. £1,700 plus utilities and council tax. Ideal for University, Jericho, great schools and city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Jul. Contact: marina.dealarcon@prm.ox.ac.uk.

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. Email: dvl23@me.com.

scottfraser – market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling, letting, buying, renting, investing – we are here to help. Visit www.scottfraser.co.uk for more information or call: Headington sales: 01865 759500; Summertown sales: 01865 553900; East Oxford sales: 01865 244666; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666; Witney lettings: 01993 777909.

Whether you're looking for your next home or your next tenant, contact Finders Keepers on 01865 302362 or visit finders.co.uk.

2 single rooms available (not en suite) in pretty, old-fashioned cottage in central north Oxford. Within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, London buses and trains. Breakfast included. Use of kitchen. Broadband and TV. Suitable for visiting academics and postdocs. For short or medium stays; minimum 2 nights. Fair rates. For further enquiries email: elphickjericho@gmail.com or tel: 01865 516142.

Self-catering apartments

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.

Wilkinson_advertSunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium-term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening on to 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/dryer, 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.

Landers_advertShortlet 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, hospitals). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished including cooking and laundry facilities, en-suite bathroom, 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 £250. Tel: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: gabriel.amherst@btconnect.com. See: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

Choose from over 11,000 holiday villas and apartments in Spain with Clickstay. We make it easy for you to make the perfect choice with our verified renter reviews and a dedicated customer services team. You can choose from modern apartments in Mallorca to whitewashed traditional fincas in Tenerife from just £73 pw! Many of our rental properties have private pools, sea views and large gardens with BBQ facilities. See: www.clickstay.com/spain.

Beautiful villa to let Nerja, southern Spain. £350 pw. Sleeps 4 (£12.50 pnpp) + £50 cleaner. All facilities, pool, TV, internet. Home from home! Stunning gardens and views. More information and photos: alhambranerja@hotmail.co.uk.

Property for sale

House for sale or to rent in the Languedoc, France. Detached stone house in historic part of Roquebrun village, situated in the Parc Naturel Regional du Haut-Languedoc. Sympathetically refurbished: chestnut wood floors, new plumbing and wiring. 3 new bathrooms; kitchen, sitting room and terrace overlooking River Orb, beach and valley. 3 bedrooms. Private parking for 2 cars. Village has grocery, bakery, 2 bars, 5 restaurants, post office, library, school, botanical garden, tabac, several wineries and a centre for canoeing. Bus to Beziers. Price: offers around £275,000 or £870 pm. Village: see www.roquebrun.fr. Contact: josh.silver@eye.ox.ac.uk or phone 07803 036850.

Warm, sunny 4-bedroom family house for sale on Divinity Rd, Oxford: see details at www.breckon.co.uk/properties-for-sale/oxfordshire/OXF170054.

For sale

Boat for sale: 2008 widebeam (15.2m x 3.6m), steel, oak-lined. 75hp engine, 240v/12v power; solar panels. Living room; galley (gas cooker, fridge, sink, breakfast bar); solid fuel stove, rads; double futon; TV, radio. Bathroom/utility: shower, basin, pump-out toilet, w/machine. Bedroom: fitted KS bed, storage. Immaculate, suit live-aboard or holidays. Waterways licence to Dec 17; current boat safety cert. Moored Abingdon. £88,000 ovno. Contact: 01235 535030, ammiles@btinternet.com or ianmiles@btinternet.com.