6 May 2021 (draft 1)

Council & Congregation notices

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The Anchor Pub and Grill. Great ribs, steaks, burgers and wings all cooked over charcoal. Barefoot cakes. Awesome cocktails, a big wine list and a huge heated terrace. Open: Weds–Sat noon–9pm; Sun noon–7pm. Contact: 2 Hayfield Rd, Oxford OX2 6TT, 01865 510282 or info@theanchoroxford.com.

Stone Pine Design: card publisher specialising in printmaking and Oxfordshire. Beautifully produced, carefully selected designs by internationally renowned artists and illustrators. Free delivery. More information: www.stonepinedesign.co.uk or Etsy store StonePineDesignCards.

St Giles’ Parish Rooms for hire. Ideally located close to the city centre at 10 Woodstock Rd OX2 6HT. There is a main hall and a meeting room that can be hired together or separately, and full kitchen facilities. For enquiries regarding availability and to arrange a site visit, contact Meg Peacock, Benefice Manager: 07776 588712 or sgsm.benefice.manager@gmail.com.

Research participants sought

RVF001 is a phase I study to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) vaccine in healthy adult participants. If you are aged 18–50 and are in good health, you may be eligible to participate. The trial will involve 8 visits over a period of 3 months and participants will receive around £370 on completion of the study. More information: www.jenner.ac.uk/volunteer/recruiting-trials/rift-valley-fever-virus-vac....
ZIKA001 is a phase I study to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the candidate Zika Virus (ZIKV) vaccine ChAdOx1 Zika in healthy adult volunteers. If you are aged 18–50 and are in good health, you may be eligible to participate. The trial will involve 9 visits over a period of 6 months and participants will receive up to £415 on completion of the study. More information: www.jenner.ac.uk/volunteer/recruiting-trials/zika-vaccine-study-zika001.

Groups and societies

The Oxford University Newcomers’ Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of academic and administrative members of the University. We offer information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Due to Covid restrictions we are currently meeting for virtual coffee via Zoom every Wednesday 10.30–12.00. Our events programme includes tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Term-time activities include Newcomers’ Toddler Group (aged 0-4), Book Group, Conversation Group, Choir, Garden Group, Antiques Group, Exploring Oxfordshire and an Opportunities in Oxford careers group. Please note Toddler Group and Choir are temporarily suspended due to Covid regulations.   Other groups/events are continuing virtually or following Government guidelines.  Web:  http://www.newcomers.ox.ac.uk . Email: newcomers@ox.ac.uk

Oxford 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.

Sell your unwanted books

Sell your unwanted books at competitive prices. If you need extra space or are clearing college rooms, a home or an office, we would be keen to quote for books and CDs. Rare items and collections of 75 or more wanted if in VG condition; academic and non-academic subjects. We can view and collect. Contact Graham Nelson at History Bookshop Ltd on 01451 821660 or sales@historybookshop.com.

Antiques bought and sold

Antiques wanted and for sale – quality antiques such as furniture, fire guards, grates and related items, silver, pictures, china and objets d’art. Please contact Greenway Antiques of Witney, 90 Corn Street, Witney OX28 6BU on 01993 705026 or 07831 585014 or email jean_greenway@hotmail.com.

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.
Independent Pensions and Financial Advice. Austin Chapel Independent Financial Advisers LLP provide bespoke pensions and financial advice to staff working for the University of Oxford. We provide Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance pension tax mitigation advice and calculations. In addition, we can provide projections of future pension benefits to ensure your retirement plans are on course to meet your retirement income requirements. We also offer an independent investment review service to help ensure that your investment portfolio still meets your current attitude to risk and is tax efficient. The initial meeting can be held at your workplace, home or our central Oxford offices. There is no cost for the initial meeting. For more information contact Gary O'Neill on 01865 304094 or email gary.oneill@austinchapel.co.uk.
Oxford’s low-cost packing and shipping experts. Specialised in packing and shipping books, clothing, computers, musical instruments, fragile laboratory equipment, rowing oars, valuable paintings or other household items, we specialise in custom packing and worldwide delivery by road, sea and air. Pack & Send, 3 Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2 0AA. Tel: 01865 260610. Email: oxford@packsend.co.uk.

Ox Online Estate Agent – your partner for property sales, lettings and short-let management services (Airbnb). List your property with us and get it seen by millions on Zoopla, Primelocation and Nethouseprices. Find out more at www.oxsl.uk or contact us on 01865 507277.
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