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  • Thursday 28 September 2017
  • NO. 5179
  • VOL. 148

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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.

Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth events

'The Dream of Gerontius: through the gate of death', Christ Church Cathedral, with Stephen Darlington, Christ Church Director of Music, Angela Tilby, Canon Emeritus of Christ Church, and Keri Thomas, expert on end of life care: explore the journey from life through death and to the beyond, through the lens of Newman's poem and Elgar's music, including a recognition of anxieties around dying and the benefits of good quality 'end of life' care; 12 Oct, refreshments from 7.45pm. Study Day on the War Poets, Corpus Christi Auditorium: led by Tim Kendall, Professor of English, Exeter University, courtesy of Professor Valentine Cunningham; Armistice Day, 11 Nov, 10am–4pm. Further information: www.ocsg.uk.net or email: info@ocsg.uk.net.

OUP Usability Study

We are inviting academics and researchers to take part in a usability study at Oxford University Press to gather feedback on our new publishing platform. Participants will take part in 3 short interviews of about 20 mins each via a computer with a webcam and will be rewarded with a £60 OUP book voucher after completing the 3 interviews. If you are interested in participating, please contact Joanna at oxfordresearch@oup.com.

OUP orchestraPlayers sought

The Oxford University Press Orchestra is looking for players! Rehearsals are at the OUP Office on Walton St, 5.15–7.15pm on Wednesdays, and our next concert is on 22 Nov. No audition is needed to join, but the music we play requires a standard of at least Grade 7. Rehearsals are focused but fun, with regular post-rehearsal pub trips. We also have a vacancy for a leader. Contact: ouporchestra@gmail.com.

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.

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.

HartHabitatsHart Habitats is a full-service interior design company, working on projects of all sizes. We can help solely with paint colour selections or with a complete remodel. Let us know the dreams you have for your home or business and Hart Habitats will help you realise them. Contact us for a free consultation so we can discuss how best to achieve your vision and goals: www.harthabitats.com, 07789 114776 or kristina@harthabitats.com.

Well Polished Oxford provide a quality cleaning service at affordable prices. All of our cleaners are reference-checked and fully insured. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service whilst maintaining high standards. We offer the following services: regular weekly domestic cleaning, blitz cleans, ironing service, end of tenancy cleans, office cleaning. Email: csanderson@well-polished.com. Tel: 07775 645004.

Thai Yoga Massage with Sophia Argyris. A holistic bodywork that includes acupressure and passive stretches. Can help release areas of pain or tension, is deeply relaxing and beneficial for posture, flexibility and overall wellbeing. Treatments are given with the client wearing loose comfortable clothing. Sophia is qualified to an advanced level and also teaches Iyengar Yoga classes and 1–1s in north Oxford. Full details can be found at www.iyoxford.com.

Are you letting property in the UK? There have been numerous changes in recent years to the UK tax rules on let property. Are you sure you are claiming expenses and mortgage interest correctly and in full? Would it be cost effective to hold rental property via a limited company going forward? Shaw Gibbs property team is here to assist you. Contact David Rickwood on info@shawgibbs.com or call +44(0)1865 292200.

Decluttering and organising. I provide a professional decluttering service for homes and offices. The process is confidential, respectful and environmentally responsible. I work with clients to help them make decisions about what to let go. The benefits of creating space are many, freeing up your time to pursue what you enjoy doing. For a free telephone consultation to discuss your decluttering requirements, contact Kate Aydin: kateaydin@gmail.com; 07917 766009.

Tuition offered

Local driving instructor with a brand new dual-controlled Citroen DS3. Call or text Darren on 07919 070566 (daytime and local pickup available).

Situations vacant

Oxford Union: Librarian-in-Charge. Closing date: 9 Oct. Oxford Union seeks enthusiastic, experienced qualified librarian preferably with minimum 5 years' experience in academic libraries to head the Library team, developing and delivering library/information services to Union members. Further details are available at www.oxford-union.org/vacancies. Applications of CV with covering letter and names of two referees to the Bursar at jobs@oxford-union.org or the Bursar, Oxford Union Society, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB.

Houses to let

Central Jericho terraced house to let for 9–24 months. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms and bathroom. Downstairs: office and modern open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner plus shower/wc. Gas c/h. Small garden with substantial storage shed. £1,200 pcm plus bills/council tax. Please phone 07551 844496.

Charming 2-bedroom detached gatehouse on the Tubney Estate, recently refurbished with a fully fitted kitchen including white goods, part-furnished and with superfast fibre optic broadband. Ample off-road parking for 2 cars; gardens. Quiet rural location with easy public transport to Oxford. £950 pcm. Available in Nov. Please contact dawn.burnham@zoo.ox.ac.uk with enquiries.

Hutt adCharming Jericho house: £1,900 pm. 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom stunning refurbished period house for rent: long term, furnished. Walk to city centre, Port Meadow, restaurants, shops and cinema. Ground floor: walk-through dining room/study, kitchen and sitting room opening to light patio garden. First floor: bathroom, double bedroom, spacious light hallway/study area. Top floor: beautiful double bedroom with ensuite. Short-term rentals considered. Contact Bruce: 07979 922590.

Flats to let

Bijou unfurnished mews in St Clement's to let from 1 Oct. Bright and sunny new-build; architect designed. All white goods and plenty of built-in storage. Mezzanine double bedroom with living area, kitchenette and shower room. Quiet location near to South Park, the buses to London and the airports. Minimum rental 1 year. Sadly not suitable for pets or children. Email: davicolb@gmail.co.uk.

Spacious and light, furnished ground-floor flat with parking and use of garden. Double bedroom, large reception room, kitchen and bathroom. £850 pm for a 6-month/1-year contract. Returnable deposit required. Cost of electricity and gas not included. Available end Sept/beginning Oct. No students, children or animals. Contact Rivington on 01865 556662.

Fully furnished 2-bedroom flat to let in central north Oxford, in easy reach of the University, with garage and off-street parking. Available early Nov. Ideal for postgraduate students/professional sharers (non-smokers only, and no pets). Rent: £1,100 pcm excluding bills. If you are interested, please phone Janet on 01865 883631 (evenings) or text 07905 169179 leaving a contact number.

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 as paying guests for short or long stays in comfortable home of retired academic couple. Situated in quiet, leafy close in north Oxford within easy distance of main University buildings, town centre, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have free TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, tea, coffee, central heating. Linen, cleaning, breakfast all included in the very moderate terms. 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.

Free accommodation in a modern self-contained furnished apartment in central Woodstock for a mature, friendly, reliable, willing and honest person in exchange for some help, including driving (owner's car available for personal use). No smokers. A clean driving license and DBS checks are essential. Tel: 01993 812796.

Central north Oxford: part-time accommodation offered. Beautiful, quiet, sunny double room for single occupancy for 2–3 nights weekly, in calm and kind family home. Suit mature graduate or professional seeking regular part-time week-time accommodation, with easy access to colleges and city centre. Breakfast provided if required. Ring 01865 510650.

Accommodation for academic or postgraduate student in pretty village house, 12 miles north of Oxford city. Offered by female academic working and living in London during week and in Oxfordshire most weekends. Private bedroom, sitting room and bathroom and shared kitchen when owner there. Must like resident cat! Non-smoker please. Nearest station Heyford; bus service and park and ride if car. £500 pm. Call 07880 730369.

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.

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, 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.

Looking for 5-star serviced accommodation right in the heart of the city? Swailes Suites offer city-centre, award-winning maisonettes and apartments providing that 'home from home' feel that will help you get the most out of your stay. The Swailes Suites 'easy in, easy out' flexible booking arrangements, from 3 days to 6 months, together with good transport links makes arrival and departure hassle-free. Check out our website at www.swailessuites.co.uk, contact Debbie on 01865 318547 or email debbie@nops.co.uk. Office established more than 25 years in 47 Walton Street, Jericho, OX2 6AD.

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.

Galicia, Spain. Bright, modern 2-bedroom apartment, with fantastic seaside view. Sandy beaches, restaurants, historical sites within 5-min walk. Ideal for writing retreats/half-term school holidays. Recently refurbished in minimalist style, the 5th-floor apartment has balcony overlooking scenic Baiona Bay, a quite tourist town. Spacious living/dining areas, fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 4. Towels/linen provided. No smoking, no pets. Jun–Sept: 600 pw. Rest: 70 pw. Airports: Vigo/Santiago/Porto. Pictures: www.goo.gl/X234R1; email: enchantingbayona@gmail.com.

Property for sale

Detached 4-bedroom fully modernised stone house, Bletchingdon. Dating back to 1750 and backing onto open farmland, this grade II-listed home has been extended to create an impressive house with many original historic features. 4 double bedrooms; 3 bathrooms (1 en suite); 3 reception rooms; open inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove; farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room leading to conservatory; private walled garden predominantly laid to lawn with raised stone beds and fruit trees; ample off-street parking and a single garage. Gch, double glazing and high-speed fibre broadband. Bletchingdon has a thriving primary school and shop opening in 2018. Ideally located for University and hospitals together with north Oxford schools. Easy cycle ride or regular bus service into central Oxford, with excellent rail links into London from Oxford Parkway (3.6 miles) in under 1 hour. Guide price £700,000. Contact: summertown@breckon.co.uk.