• Thursday 25 January 2018
  • NO. 5192
  • VOL. 148


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Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality: study days in Hilary term. Sat, 10 Feb, 10.30am–4pm: 'Spirituality of the Counter-Reformation: England, Spain and the Orthodox East'. Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Abbot Geoffrey Scott, OSB, Dr Santha Bhattacharji. Sat, 3 Mar, 10.30am–4pm: 'Mediaeval churches and castles of Suffolk and Essex'. Illustrated talks by Dr Nicholas Gendle. Students free, non-students £5. Email:

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 participants sought

The Brain4Maths study aims to reveal how the brain supports maths in children and young adults. It involves an MRI scan to collect brain images together with a session involving a series of puzzles. We are recruiting children aged 6, 10 and 14 – and first-year A-level students. Participants receive a voucher as a thank you. Parents are compensated for their time. More information:, 01865 (2)71414 or

OXDARE Register for Friends of Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research (OxDARE). We are looking for healthy people over 40 years old who are interested in dementia and ageing research and would like to join our Friends of OxDARE Research Register. By joining you will find out about potential research opportunities and can get involved with research. Please email for an online registration form or more information.

Jenner If you would like to keep informed of currently recruiting vaccine studies at the University for healthy adult volunteers and children, you can subscribe to the Oxford Vaccine Centre newsletters at Subscribers can opt out at any time.

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:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

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:

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:

Recently renovated Victorian mid-terrace in OX1. 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Rangemaster cooker. Garden with terrace. Central location in Grandpont, c1 mile to city centre. £1,650 pm, fully furnished, plus bills. Available from Feb. Contact to enquire.

Spacious, attractive and well-maintained family home (unfurnished, 5 bedrooms) in Headington for rent to a university family, available for up to 6 months until summer 2018. Rent negotiable for a responsible tenant. Contact:

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.

Whether you’re looking for your next home or your next tenant, contact Finders Keepers on 01865 302362 or visit

En-suite accomodation available for academics, scholars, students on Observatory St, Oxford. Tel: 01865 515463. 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.

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.

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:

Holiday lets

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-West Coast Path 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:

Room with stunning sea and mountain views in anglophone widower's home in rural setting on outskirts of a quiet Cretan village. Double bed, private shower, Wi-Fi, shared use of kitchen, 10 mins' drive to beach, year round. Transport required £30 per day. Email:

Southern Tuscany, beautiful stone-built family house with garden/BBQ. Sleeps 2–8. Peaceful location; stunning views of medieval hilltop village of Roccatederighi (within walking distance) with 5 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. £400–£650 pw depending on timing and numbers. Please contact David Haenlein: 07751 434267;

Lovely house to rent in Ste-Suzanne, Pays de la 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 up to 9. £350–£600 pw. Email: Tel: 01865 424749. Web:

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: