• Thursday 5 October 2017
  • NO. 5180
  • VOL. 148


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Lunchtime talks

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles' Church, Michaelmas term. 'Building Community' is a series of 8 talks by prominent speakers held at 12.30pm during term time, commencing 12 Oct. Featuring a wide range of topics including the L'Arche Community, 20th-century India, communities of different faiths, a response to the tragedy of Grenfell. All welcome. Retiring collection. Further info:

Ardington_stained_glassCraft 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: Tel: 01235 833433.

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 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):

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

Research participants sought

OXDARERegister 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.

JennerIf 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.

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.

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:

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 or call +44(0)1865 292200.

Situations vacant

Temporary staffing serviceAre you looking for interesting and stimulating temporary work? Are you available immediately to work in and around the Oxford area? Do you have administration or clerical skills? Then we would be very interested in talking to you. The Temporary Staffing Service is an internal department supplying temporary workers to a wide range of temporary assignments across the vast network of departments within the University. Further information: 01865 612360, or

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 Applications of CV with covering letter and names of 2 referees to the Bursar at or the Bursar, Oxford Union Society, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB.

Houses to let

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 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

Large, comfortable, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat, short term or longer term from 1 Nov. Ideal for visiting academics. Everything included: all utilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, TV, fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom, en-suite bathroom. Self-contained part of private house with own entrance. Non-smokers only. In village of Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford; dedicated cycle track and S2 bus. £995 pm, all included. 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.

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.

Tidmarsh2017The 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:; email:; tel: 01869 277557.

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 or email

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:

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:; email: