• Thursday 23 June 2011
  • NO. 4960
  • VOL. 141


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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Trinity term will be published on 30 June, 7 July and 28 July. Publication for Michaelmas term will begin on 22 September. Please note, however, that the first issue of next term will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements; the first issue to publish classified advertisements will be that of 29 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above or

Research participants wanted

Laughter experiment: 1-hour research study at Oxford University, 64 Banbury Road.  Participants must bring a same-sex friend. Receive up to £6 for participating. Please contact to schedule an appointment.


Oxford Harmonic Society presents Rutter's Feel the spirit and Vaughan Williams' An Oxford Elegy and The Lark Ascending. Sat. 2 July, 7.30 p.m., Oxford Town Hall. Conductor Robert Secret with the Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Tickets £13–£15 (concessions £6.50–£13) available on the door or from Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305, or We Got Tickets ( For more information:


Solomon Academic Trust scholarships: Muslim and Christian postgraduate students based in Oxford are invited to apply for 2 small 1-year scholarships, for students interested in Muslim–Christian studies who would like to be part of the academic community at the Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford. Successful candidates will present their research at one of the weekly seminars and assist with other projects at the Centre. For details visit the website:

Photography Exhibition

Dr Stanislav Shmelev's exhibition, taking place at Summertown Wine Cafe, 38 South Parade, Summertown, until 15 Aug., 10 a.m.–10 p.m. every day, is composed of 7 selected works (2002–10) printed in a fashionable technique of aluminium plates under acrylic glass, which gives the works a certain 3D effect. All works are part of limited editions of 25. Limited edition prints can be also purchased from the artist's website:

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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 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 Wed. 10.30–12 from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. 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 an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

Antiques bought and sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. Desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty 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 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, 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:

Tree surgery. Town and Country Trees Ltd, established in 1993, providing practical help and advice in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Dedicated and environmentally sympathetic practitioners in tree care and preservation. Contact Paul Hodkinson 07976 261850 or 0845 458 2980.

Airport/taxi service. Highly reliable service, 20 years' experience of getting you to the airport stress free. Business or pleasure. Comfortable Mercedes saloon or Volvo Estate and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, from £70; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £120. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc., made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

IT support. Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade your system: PC or Mac. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no-fix/no-fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Domestic services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Member of Buy with Confidence scheme. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

Tuition offered

Greek and Latin language/literature and classical civilisation tuition. All levels. Absolute beginners and adults learning for own interest or scholarly purposes very welcome. Professional published classicist (MA DPhil Oxf) with extensive teaching experience and highest level references. Tel.: 07790 067072.

Houses to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, but if you seek quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we can help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. We aim to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit for details of all properties available. Or phone, fax or email with your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

Henley-on-Thames. Traditional and charming 3-bedroom town cottage. Situated in quiet secluded street less than 5 mins. walk from both central Henley and train station. Completely refurbished with all modern facilities. Fully furnished and equipped. Large garden, separate utility rooms in basement, Wi-Fi and satellite connections. Ideal for visiting academic on sabbatical. Contact Steven Malleson on 07734 329455.

Three-bedroom Victorian terraced house to let 2 Oct.–8 Jan. Original wooden floors and windows, 4 working fireplaces. Two double bedrooms, 1 single, 1 bathroom, second WC. Long, sunny garden with 2 patios, secure back access and shed. Ten mins. walk to train station, 15 to Oxford centre. Quiet area near many amenities—deli, pubs, river, health centre, schools, parks. Rent £1,000 p.c.m. Contact: or 01865 200845.

Yearly let available from mid-July. Lovely 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, furnished family house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, sports centre. Five mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room/flexible use. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking. Easily managed gardens. Contact:; 07779 392229 or 01865 554142.

Lovely 4-bedroom family house belonging to academic family in desirable central north Oxford. WiFi and mod cons. Sleeps 6. Kitchen/diner plus 3 reception rooms. Very pretty private garden. Close to local shops, restaurant, cinema, river walks, parks and university. Available 7–30 July, £750 p.w. No smokers. No pets. Email or text/phone +44 7760 164182.

Absolutely central terraced house in fashionable Jericho available from 1 Oct. for sabbatical let or longer. Recently refurbished, all mod cons, garden and birdsong! Email for details as rent can be including or excluding bills. Three-bed, 1.5 bathrooms, 1 en suite, backs onto Worcester College grounds. Parking by permit. Great local schools, walking distance of all departments and colleges. Private rental by owner. Email:

Delightful furnished detached 2-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage with living/dining room, wood burning stove, modern kitchen and bathroom, small secluded garden, studio summerhouse in peaceful sought-after village of Wootton near Woodstock (7 miles north of Oxford). Suitable single professional or visiting academic couple. N-s only. No pets. Car essential. Deposit and references required. Available from 1 Aug., £850 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Contact

Delightful 3-bed 1930s semi-detached family house with southwest-facing garden, tucked away in Iffley Borders, is available in early Aug. to rent (£1,200 p.c.m. plus bills) to careful tenant (n-s, no pets). This sunny attractive house has a large bright kitchen/diner, retains its period features, and has easy access to buses (c.7 mins. to centre), ring road, and the amenity of the river. Contact: or 0044 (0) 7739 107043.

Flats to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like you. Details, photos and prices on our website: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

Ethical letting? College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after more than 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bed £725 p.c.m. from Aug.; 2 beds £825 and £850 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bed £825 and 2 beds £995, both available from 1 Oct. Convenient for most University departments, furnished, rents excl. utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

North Oxford (Summertown). Small 1-bedroom furnished flat. Available from 1 July. Minimum 3-months let, £600 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Very convenient location amongst Summertown shops, bars, cafes, etc., 5 mins. by bus or bicycle into city centre. Email: for more details.

North Parade Mews—first-floor, 1-bedroom apartment with open-plan kitchen/living room with views over North Parade. Available imminently unfurnished at a rent of £995 p.c.m. Contact:

Accommodation offered

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35+ years. North Oxford: 01865 311011; East Oxford: 01865 200012; Central Oxford 01865 297999. View hundreds of homes at

Scott Fraser—market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling or letting, buying or renting, we are here to help. Visit for more information or call: Oxford sales: 01865 759500; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666.

Academics, parent or students looking for a nice place to stay: short- or long-term B&B or self-catering rooms/apartments. High-quality accommodation in welcoming private homes in many Oxford locations and surrounding area. B&B from £25/night, £170/week, all inclusive. Long-term discount available. TV, free wireless Internet, tea/coffee facilities, use of microwave. Linen and weekly laundry service. For information, tel.: 01865 481489 (01865 435229 out of hours), email:, or visit:

Room available for mature student in 2-bedroom house in Kidlington. Close to good bus route. House consists of living/dining room, new kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, new bathroom and garden. Call Julia on 07879 400114.

Accommodation for visiting academics. Self-contained unit of double en suite bedroom, sitting/dining room and kitchenette (hob, microwave, fridge) in striking modern house on rural western outskirts of Oxford. Television, internet, heating, electricity, bed linen and towels, shared use of washing machine. Bus service to Oxford centre. N-s only. Single occupancy £200 p.w., £650 p.m., maximum 3 months, corresponding double occupancy £240, £750. Tel.: 01865 721644 or email:

Accommodation sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to academics, professionals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, to see how we could be marketing your property.

Not sure where to live? Our lovely Navigator Guides will help you decide. Read down-to-earth area guides and watch videos at View hundreds of homes or call us on: North Oxford: 01865 311011; East Oxford: 01865 200012; Central Oxford 01865 297999.

Academic family, 2 children seeking house/flat to rent for Aug./Sept. Central/north Oxford preferred. Please contact

Self-catering apartments

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high-quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

Visiting parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

The Oxford EcoFlat is a 2-bed top-floor south-facing flat in Summertown, north Oxford, with the benefit of a large mature communal garden. The flat has been eco-renovated to create a light, healthy living space that is energy efficient and therefore low-carbon. Accommodating up to 4 adults (twin/super-king and double) it is available from a minimum of 3 nights. Serviced and fully equipped. See: Tel.:  07798 725077.

Office space available

Office accommodation in north Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities include BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic old-fashioned cottages in national park: open fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, no TVs. Gorgeous unspoiled 5-bed 17th-century farmhouse also occasionally available. Own 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, river, wildlife. Absurdly cheap in winter. 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. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel.: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: See:

Greek island holidays. Since 1992, Thalpos Holidays has been personally selecting holiday properties and locations for independent travellers and their families. Villas with private pools and charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Zante and, new for this year, coastal locations in the southern Peloponnese. Prices start from £65 per night! Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

Southern Burgundy. Simple house in the charming medieval village of St Gengoux le National. Two double bedrooms, one bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen; sleeps four. St Gengoux is convenient for Tournus and Cluny, about half-way between Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon, ideal for the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais vineyards. A tranquil area with good walking, cycling etc. £200-£350 a week. Short stays available. Contact 01865.768069, 07535.296614,, email

Seventeenth-century cottage, Dentdale, Yorkshire Dales—idyllic setting on sunny hillside pasture surrounded by open fields. SSSI enjoying magnificent views over Dentdale and lower Whernside. Perfect walking country on the Dales Way and close to the book town of Sedbergh. Sleeps 5, new appliances, unpretentious, traditional range, open fire, free WiFi. Dent village 3m. Contact:; +44 (0)1926 886188;;

French House situated in the quiet village of Rodès, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on (01865) 343558 or

Vézelay (Burgundy): old and spacious house (sleeps 2–12) available for short lets in heart of medieval town, close to 12th-century basilica. Excellent walking country. Also kayaking, riding, etc. Within Morvan National Park. Flexible rates. Suitable as a quiet retreat, for family holidays and for groups of up to 12. See pictures and more information at Contact: or 07980 305775.

Kenya, Kilifi—lovely Swahili-style house close to the coastal town of Kilifi, 50km north of Mombasa. Three double bedrooms, 1 en suite, situated 200m from the sea. Your shopping, cooking and laundry can be arranged with the housekeeper and is included in the price £200–300 p.w. Tsavo National Park is only 2½ hrs drive away; a safari can be arranged for an additional cost. Email:

Beautiful 16th-century Cotswold cottage for let whole of summer (mid-July–early Sept.), 45 mins. from Oxford in small, quiet hamlet by River Coln. Three beds, large inglenook fireplace with woodburner, all mod cons, WiFi, large eat-in kitchen, Aga, utility room (fridge/freezer, dishwasher, etc). Country-style furniture. Exquisite, large English garden, sleep- in summer house. Heaven and peace on door step. Great walks from front door, Roman villa nearby. Angie Kaye: 01865 512721;

Monopoli, Apulia, southeastern Italy: 2-bedroom apartment sleeping 5 in quiet old quarter of ancient seaside town. In 18th-century palazzo with sweeping views of the Adriatic from rooftop terrace. Five mins. walk from sandy beach. Modern comforts: c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, Jacuzzi bath, new beds. Airports (Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi) 45 mins. by train or car. Ten mins. from 18-hole golf. Email: Tel.: 0039 03928959730.