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  • Thursday 2 November 2017
  • NO. 5184
  • VOL. 148

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Miscellaneous

Craft Courses

Ardington School of Crafts offers short courses with practising craftspeople in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. 200 courses between 1 and 3 days, from stained glass and silver jewellery to textiles and carving, all held in our well-equipped workshops. Unearth your hidden talents and discover why people keep coming back to Ardington School of Crafts. Gift vouchers available. See: www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com. Tel: 01235 833433.

 UK Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research, JR

BrainBankThe 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

RestoreSpacious 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

OUHOxford 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.

OUP Orchestra: conductor sought

OUP orchestra The Oxford University Press Orchestra is looking for a conductor for 2018! Rehearsals are at the OUP Office on Walton St, 5.15–7.15pm on Wednesdays, in 8-week terms, and we give 3 concerts a year. We’re looking for an energetic, capable conductor who can help the orchestra progress. Fee dependent on experience. Please write to ouporchestra@gmail.com detailing relevant experience by 22 Nov. Auditions will be held on 29 Nov.

Research participants sought

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: www.oxfordbiobank.org.uk or 01865 857284.

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.

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.

Living in tied accommodation? 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 or get on the property ladder, allowing you to rent the property out. For a no-obligation chat about your options, contact our Mortgage Consultant, Ed Batty via info@shawgibbs.com or call +44(0)1865 292200.

Situations vacant

Part-time Production Editor, Journal of International Child Neurology Association. We are looking for a Production Editor; you will be responsible for copy editing papers and the production of an electronic journal to schedule and budget. Responsibilities: coordinating and monitoring production processes, in particular ensuring journal specifications are correctly recorded, typesetting, copy-editing, proofreading, correction, and publication of manuscripts from acceptance to appearance in an online issue; ensuring articles are completed to schedule; and liaising with authors. The successful candidate will have strong written language skills, attention to detail, computing and office skills. Desirable: proven publishing experience and familiarity with XML including formats like PMC XML, Crossref XML and online publication processes. Salary: this would be on an hourly rate, with an initial intensive period, thereafter much less depending upon submissions to the journal. Please contact Professor Newton: charles.newton@psych.ox.ac.uk or 07787 186385.

Houses to let

Central Oxford University-owned townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. 2 bedrooms. Fully furnished. £1,650 pcm including service bills for gas, electricity, council tax. Available immediately for up to 12 months. No pets. Contact hannah.litvack@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Charming 2-double-bedroom cottage located in central Headington. Situated just a short walk from hospitals, local amenities and public transport links into Oxford and London. Suitable for professional couple or 2 professional sharers. Private rear garden with on-street permit parking. Unfurnished. Council tax band C. For more information please call 01865 761111 or email paige.mccann@scottfraserlets.co.uk.

HMO sharer house: 3-storey, 3-bedroom townhouse with additional study room, garage and 1 off-street parking located in central Headington close to hospitals, shops and bus stops. Enclosed rear garden. Furnished. Total monthly rent shared at £500 per room plus utility bills and local authority charge. Suitable for 3 professional sharers only, no students. Sorry no pets. Council tax band D. For information please call 01865 761111/07590 187252 or email paige.mccann@scottfraserlets.co.uk.

Spacious 3-bedroom (2 double, 1 single) semi-detached house in quiet residential area in Headington. Currently undergoing refurbishment. Easy access to Headington’s hospitals, university colleges and amenities, and short drive from Oxford ring road and M40. Front and rear gardens. Off-street parking and garage. Suitable for a couple, 2 sharers or family. Unfurnished. Sorry no pets. Council tax band D. For more information please call 01865 761111/07590 187252 or email paige.mccann@scottfraserlets.co.uk.

Flats to let

Fully furnished 2-bedroom flat to let in central north Oxford, set back from Woodstock Rd and close to University and city centre, with garage and off-street parking. New bathroom. Available mid-Nov. Ideal for postdocs/professional sharers (non-smokers only, no pets). £1,050 pcm plus bills (total around £200–£250 pcm). If you are interested, please text Janet on 07905 169179.

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.

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

Double rooms available. Extremely spacious 4-double-bedroom house with sun room and lovely secluded gardens. Located at the top of Headley Way within walking distance of the John Radcliffe Hospital and central Headington. Suitable for professionals or students. Off-street parking for 2 cars and garage/bike storage. Furnished. Sorry no pets. Rent includes bills. For more information please call 01865 761111/07590 187252 or email paige.mccann@scottfraserlets.co.uk.

Double room for single occupancy. Double furnished room available for rent in a 2-bedroom terraced house in Botley. Shared shower facilities but use of own downstairs WC. Bus stop 1 min from door with buses every 20–30 mins into the city centre. Oxford Brookes Harcourt sport facilities are 5 mins’ walk away. Please note that there are 2 cats living at the property. £500 pcm. Contact james.ward@bms.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Tidmarsh2017 The Tidmarsh: the only Visit England 5 star-rated self-catering apartment in Oxford city centre. 1-bedroom, semi-serviced apartment in the Oxford Castle Quarter: all bills included, highest-quality furnishings. A quiet, central location suitable for professional or academic short-term lets. A unique self-catering experience: the intimacy of an apartment; the luxury and services of a 5-star hotel. Web: www.pmcdomus.co.uk; email: pat@pmcdomus.co.uk; 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: 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.

Self-catering cottage: idyllic Highland Perthshire Burnside Cottage, by Aberfeldy (sleeps 6). Set in 5 acres, edged by Camserney burn. Highland Perthshire has something for everyone: white water rafting, historic locations (Menzies Castle, Loch Tay and river, Scottish Crannog centre, Dewars Whisky distillery). Walkers have a choice of Munros, stunning waterfalls, gorges on Moness Burn, mountain biking routes of Camserney and Dull. See www.bursarservices.com/highland-retreat for photos, pricing, availability and contact information.

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: http://mosaicsoxford.co.uk.

Spacious 4-bedroom family house just outside the ring road in Horspath. The property has been completely modernised. Large open-plan kitchen and dining room leading to large reception room with fireplace. Good-sized garden and off-road parking. Well-regarded primary school, shops, pubs and Shotover Country Park nearby. Easy connections to city centre and London. £695,000. Please contact Jo on 07900 606366 for more details.