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  • Thursday 7 December 2017
  • NO. 5189
  • VOL. 148

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Miscellaneous

Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final Gazette of Michaelmas term. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 11 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Day of reflection and quiet

Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth will hold a Quiet Day entitled 'Mary: Mother of Tenderness, Ark of God' on Wed, 13 Dec, at St Giles' Church. A day of reflection and quiet in a sacred space led by The Revd Georgie Simpson and The Revd Canon Robin Gibbons. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. Register online (www.ocsg.uk.net), by email (info@ocsg.uk.net) or phone (07803 031977). A booking form will be sent to you.

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.

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

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 www.brainbankforautism.org.uk for information and to register as a donor.

Restore 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): www.restore.org.uk.

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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/ft.

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 andrea.reinecke@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Afraid of spiders? Looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a study. Time and travel reimbursed. Contact andrea.reinecke@psych.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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.

Houses to let

3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Rangemaster cooker. Garden with terrace. Central location in Grandpont about 1 mile to city centre. Recently renovated Victorian mid-terrace, £1,650 pm, fully furnished. Available end Jan/ beg Feb. Contact kate.kettle@icloud.com to enquire.

Grandpont – stunning 3-bedroom house to rent from Jan for 1 year. Perfect for couple/family. Furnished. Amazing location; 10 mins’ walk from centre, close to station and Lido. Beautifully presented throughout. Garden. Stunning open-plan sitting/dining room. Please email pip439722@gmail.com for details/photos.

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.

Lovely large double room with private modern bathroom, very quiet, available for 1 or 2 nights a week. Wi Fi and desk etc. Self-service breakfast, coffee and tea included. Limited use of kitchen available. £40 a night. Leckford Rd. Email: dinah_zwanenberg@fastmail.com.

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: gilbert.charlbury@gmail.com.

Room to rent on a Mon–Fri basis in a newly renovated property. Florence Park. £500 pm. All bills and internet included for single occupancy. Email: Mimiahmed@hotmail.co.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.

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: 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.

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: www.dubois.me.uk. 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: http://mosaicsoxford.co.uk.