• Thursday 8 February 2018
  • NO. 5194
  • VOL. 148


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Charity walk

Come and join WalkWithMe 2018, a 26-mile 'marathon' walk on Sun 13 May, through stunning south Oxfordshire countryside, incorporating parts of the Thames and Ridgeway. Suggested donation is £50 and chosen charities this year are Maggie’s Oxford and Sue Ryder Hospice, Nettlebed. Get together, get fit, make a difference. For more information and registration go to: Or to get in touch, email:

Book out now

The Secret Afterlife is available in paperback and on kindle from Amazon. A hilarious sacrilegious romp with Dan Rogers facing many disasters. He meets God in a little bar on cloud nine and has a great night but his problems still aren't over. Available now on Amazon.

Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry is the University’s new entrepreneurship centre, located on Hythe Bridge St. It’s for all students of the University, regardless of discipline or degree level; much of it is student-led. Since it opened in 2017, it has welcomed around 1,000 students and produced a range of workshops, meetings and events focused on helping students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. More events and programmes are planned. Information:

Host families required

We are looking for caring host families living within a 30-mile radius of Magdalen Bridge who can provide single- or double-room accommodation and full board (packed lunch) in a warm and friendly environment for our German students, aged between 16 and 18, attending intensive 2-week exam preparation courses with us in Oxford. Students on our courses have tuition from 9am to 6pm every weekday and a full evening and weekend activity programme. Our course dates for this year are: Easter: 25 Mar–7 Apr; Summer: 24 Jun–15 Sept. We offer: highly competitive rates; 24-hour host family support; respectful, well-behaved and well-supervised students. Please email us on or send a text message to 0049 173 771 4385 and we’ll call you back.

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:

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 10.30am–noon (excluding the Christmas vacation). Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri in term 10.15am–11.45am. 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:

Situations vacant

Tutoring opportunity in Oxford, summer 2018. Seminar for Advanced English Studies is a family-run tutorial college that specialises in running courses for German students about to take their Abitur exam in English. The courses are run at St Hilda’s from the beginning of Jul to mid-Sept. We are very interested in recruiting experienced teachers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students of English or Modern Languages (especially German) to teach on our programme. Class sizes are a maximum of 5 students. Full-time tutors can expect to teach 20 to 30 contact hours to (mostly) motivated and (mostly) well-behaved German students between the ages of 16 and 18. The course involves the teaching of essay writing, text analysis, literature and of course the language. Should you find this an attractive proposition please contact the Director of Studies, Nick Johnson, attaching a CV. Email address:

Houses to let

Delightful 2-bedroom cottage in Headington Quarry. Bright, modern, open-plan kitchen with folding glass doors opening onto private patio courtyard garden. Underfloor heating, induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer. Large dining/sitting area, 2 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Central heating, washing machine, tumble drier. Garage and off-road parking. Easy walk to Headington shops, hospitals and London bus stops. Available now; short or long let. £1,450 pm. Tel: 01865 311372.

Summertown (nr St Edward’s School) for rent. Large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 15 Jun–30 Oct. Rent £430 pw plus phone and utilities. (Free Sky Sports TV). For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. Email: Tel: + 44 (0)1865 516556.

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

1-bedroom properties available immediately in the central Summertown area for £1,100 pcm. Both furnished and unfurnished properties available. Please call 01865 554577 or email Fees apply.

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.

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:

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;

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: