• Thursday 11 January 2018
  • NO. 5190
  • VOL. 148


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Join Oxford Bach Choir

Would you like to sing with a respected mixed-voice choir that has a choral tradition going back over 100 years? Meet like-minded musicians and perform the great choral works with leading conductors, orchestras and soloists. The choir is actively recruiting in all voice parts. Prospective new members are warmly invited to our open rehearsal on Mon 15 Jan. Details: or

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:

Research funding 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 email address. Find out more about, including user guides and training sessions, on the Research Services website (

Research participants sought

Panic attacks? Take part in our study and receive cognitive-behavioural therapy. Time and travel reimbursed. Do you keep experiencing very strong physical symptoms such as heart racing, breathlessness or dizziness, even though you are healthy? Are these symptoms related to strong fear of having a heart attack, fainting or suffocating? You could have panic disorder. Contact

Afraid of spiders? Looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a study. Time and travel reimbursed. Contact

Want to contribute to scientific research about sleep? Oxford University is looking for volunteers (25–65 years) for our study investigating the link between sleep and daytime functioning. Seeking both good sleepers and those who experience difficulties sleeping. You will complete a 10-minute online questionnaire to check you are eligible and visit an Oxford University sleep laboratory once for 1.5 hours. To find out more:

Oxford Biobank Study. Healthy volunteers aged 30–50 needed to attend a 1-hour visit at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), Churchill Hospital, Oxford. Visit includes measurements of blood pressure, body shape and blood sampling for analysis, including blood glucose and cholesterol. We also perform a DEXA scan measuring total and regional body fat. For further information: or 01865 857284.

Healthy non-smoking men (18–40) needed for an MRI study to assess how a gene and a drug interact to affect mental performance and brain activity. More information:

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:

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:; Facebook:; Twitter: @ResStaffOxford; mailing list:

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: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

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: Web:

As an independent mortgage consultancy, we will review the options available for your circumstances, considering mortgages from lenders who are favourable to those in tied accommodation looking to secure their future property. For a no-obligation chat about your options, contact our Mortgage Consultant, Ed Batty, via or call +44(0)1865 292200.

Houses to let

Furnished house to rent for academic year 2018–19. Suitable for visiting academic family. Quiet, detached, sunny, in north Oxford village within ring road. Near good local primary, secondary, private schools, local shop/post office, pubs, church, canal, river, playgrounds and Port Meadow. Well connected with bus/cycle routes. 3 bedrooms, 2 studies, 1.5 bathrooms, enclosed gardens, off-street parking, use of allotment, 2 polite resident cats. House swap considered. Rent negotiable, c£2,000 pcm. Email:

Quiet Iffley Village house available for Hilary term. Double bedroom and large open-plan living space overlooking a private garden. Parking for 1 car or space for bicycle, buses nearby. Inclusive of Wi Fi and bills. £800 pcm for 1 person or £1,000 pcm for couple. Email:

Spacious, detached, furnished family house to let in Old Marston from mid-Aug 2018. Convenient for city centre by bike, bus, car or walking through University Parks. Large secluded and productive garden, private parking for cars. £2,400 pcm. Ideally we are looking for a family who will take it and look after it for about 1 year in the first instance. Contact Professor Richard Harley. Mobile: 07926 172483. Email:

Flats to let

Fully furnished 2-bed flat for rent/sale/swap in Belgium. We have moved to Oxford from Brussels and would be willing to swap it for a property in the UK. It is located in a very calm and nice area with a panoramic view. 100 m to supermarkets, sport complex–swimming pool, tennis courts etc. Very conveniently situated for NATO, EuroControl, European Commission, European School, ring road, airport. Email:

Tastefully refurbished, spacious 2-bedroom penthouse apartment. In quiet development, walk to Summertown, leafy views of Wytham Woods. Newly fitted modern kitchen with integrated appliances, large triple-access reception room, master bedroom with en-suite, well-proportioned second bedroom, contemporary shower room. Plenty of natural light throughout. Allocated parking available and lift access to apartment. Ideally situated in pleasant development off Woodstock Rd, convenient transport links into centre and toward Oxford Parkway. £1,600 pcm. Email:

Accommodation offered

Graduate Accommodation Office

The Graduate Accommodation Office provides affordable accommodation to full-time graduate students of the University. Please see 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 –

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:

scottfraser – market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling, letting, buying, renting, investing – we are here to help. Visit 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.

Attractive, 3-bedroom, central north Oxford apartment available. The adjacent apartment is occupied by a retired medical consultant and his wife, both aged 89 and previously active, now requiring care in exchange for reduced rent. Precise terms of relief of rent to be agreed. Would suit medical or academic couple. Email:

Small quiet room available for up to 6 months for single person. Near hospitals. Was family home, children now flown. £70 pw all bills and council tax incl. Email:

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 Contact us by email on 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:

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, contact Debbie on 01865 318547 or email Office established more than 25 years in 47 Walton Street, Jericho, OX2 6AD.

The Tidmarsh: Visit England rated 5-star, Gold Award. Discounts available in Dec, Jan and Feb for stays of more than 1 week. 1-bedroom apartment in the Oxford Castle Quarter. A quiet, central location suitable for professional short-term lets. A unique self-catering experience: the intimacy of an apartment; the luxury and services of a 5-star hotel. Web: Email: Tel: 01869 277557.

Holiday lets

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: See:

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:

Provence, Vaison-La-Romaine, sleeps 4. Delightful 200-year-old cottage amongst vineyards with large private pool and pool house. 1 km from historic Vaison-la-Romaine. Wonderful views over countryside and hills. Peaceful setting with barbecue, terraces and shady areas in the garden for eating and relaxing. Very well equipped house in renowned wine area, close to Gigondas and Cairanne. Region is full of typical unspoiled Provencal villages and markets. Email: Tel: 07941 419859.

Property for sale

Mosaics, Oxford – an exciting new development and demonstrator NHS Healthy New Town – within easy reach of the city and Headington via networks of cycle routes and public transport. Stylish and architecturally elegant properties: prices from £360,000 for a 2-bedroom apartment and from £595,000 for a 3-bedroom house. Show apartment open daily 10am–5.30pm. Help to Buy available. Contact Savills: 01865 269010. For more information see: