• Thursday 28 July 2011
  • NO. 4961
  • VOL. 141


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Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final Gazette of Trinity term. 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).

Please note that from September 2011, all advertisements must be submitted and paid for online. Advertisements submitted and paid for in any other way will not be accepted.


Help to put the world right

Help to put the world right by assisting in the creation of an article or booklet based on completed research work into objective thinking using the definition of a set, i.e. all members have specific characteristics and language's natural mathematical properties. An earlier version of my work can be seen on the website 'Global Ideas Bank Objective Thinking Education.' For further details contact me on email:; tel.: 0151 6386126.


'Songs for a Summer Afternoon': a recital by mezzo-soprano Alicia Clarke, accompanied by Peter McMullin. Sunday 7 Aug. at 3.30 pm in the Holywell Music Room. Adults £10, concessions £7.


The 6th annual Green Economics Institute Conference at Mansfield College, Oxford University, 28–30 July: Green Economics: Economics for the Anthropocene! Creating the green economy. Making waves of change! Reforming economics discipline and practice. Who/what really rules the world now? IMF, Sovereign Wealth Funds, BRICS, PIGGS, Civets or the Nation State? Achieving Social and Environmental Justice for everyone in the Age of 'Spring', Revolution, and the Age of Green Economics: Addressing the economic needs, rights, impacts and responsibilities for everyone and everything on the planet. Preventing poverty, biodiversity loss and more runaway climate change. Management of the economy and the planet in the most important period of change and turmoil and severe economic crisis for a generation. How can we achieve a progressive and an inclusive economy together? It's never been more important to create and implement green solutions. Bookings open now. Registration, fees, stalls, gala dinners, etc.:,, 0044(0)7990 590463.

Study participants sought

Participants required for research study on adult children's relationships with their parents. You must have a biological parent living in the UK but not living with you. Participants and parents will be mailed Sainsbury's gift cards. Card values will be determined according to your decisions in the lab. Participants will also receive £4 cash. Sessions will take approximately 1 hour. No need to bring parents with you. Email or sign up at

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:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

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.

Knead Me Massage Therapies—when you need to be kneaded! Renew your vigour. Relieve muscle tension and pain. Revive your sluggish lymphatic system. Rebalance your energy levels, concentration and productivity. Relax and invigorate your body and mind. Revitalise a healthy lifestyle. Reenergise a NEW you this summer! Book now for the best massage in Oxford at / email / call 07900 313484 or 01865 792968 (University discounts apply - see website).

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.

Situations vacant

Au pair position available in Headington from Sept./Oct. Involves up to 25 hours of before- and after-school care p.w.; plus up to 2 evenings babysitting. Childcare experience and good references essential. Position could suit self-funded postgraduate student. Please contact Liz for more details (

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:

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

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. Two bedrooms. Fully furnished, £1,650 p.c.m. Incl. all service bills—internet, gas, electricity, local calls and council tax. Available from start of Oct. 2012. Contact

Four-bedroom house in Grandpont. Available from 1 Aug. Unfurnished £1,550 p.m. excl. bills. One-month deposit and references required. Contact Domestic Bursar, Wycliffe Hall:

Detached college-owned family house in Minster Rd, Oxford. Three bedrooms, study/child's bedroom, 1 bathroom, separate WC, shower room, 2 reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen. Overlooks College sports ground. Garden to front, side and rear. Close to Headington hospitals and local amenities. Available furnished from 1 Sept., £1,650 p.c.m. Contact Helen Kay: or 01865 276553.

Houses to let in Oxfordshire. Bletchingdon, Steeple Aston and Sutton Courtenay. Reasonable tenant fees. See:

Central/west Oxford, Victorian mid-terrace, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Great condition, nicely furnished, g.c.h., smoke detectors, small back-garden. Five mins. walk to city centre, colleges, station, schools, riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood; £1,350 p.c.m., available starting Sept. Suitable for visiting academics, couple or family. No pets, no smoking, please. Contact Prof. A. Kahane, 020 88926263; 07931 301135; 07527 155529;

Pleasant house to let in Charlbury, 1 Oct.–15 Dec. Edge of Cotswolds, 15–20 mins. by train to Oxford. One double bedroom, 2 studies, sitting room, kitchen-diner, bathroom, utility room. Outdoor parking, quiet location, within easy reach of good shops. One cat to look after; no other pets and no smoking please; £850 p.c.m. incl. bills (except phone), plus 1 month's deposit. Would suit visiting academic couple. Email:

To let: 3-bedroom house in Ashlong Rd, Marston. Good condition, close JR and shops. Secluded garden. Garage and off-road parking. Furnished or unfurnished. Six-month min. let commencing Aug.; £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 247364.

House to rent in Wolvercote village Jan.–Mar. 2012: 2km from city centre; double plus single bedroom; wood-burning stove; wireless network; great views; landscaped garden. Frequent bus to city centre or a lovely walk; £850 p.c.m. to include local taxes and average winter utility bills. Reduction available for tenant willing to care for elderly cat. Deposit and references required. Email:

Abbey Rd, £1,950 p.c.m. excl. Unfurnished large family home refurbished throughout. Two reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden. Easy access to London, walking distance of the city centre. For information: Bridget Ronaldson, Savills Oxford, 01865 269082 or

Lovely 3-bed furnished house, east Oxford. Available from Sept. for 6 months or more. The house has been totally refurbished to high standard, includes large loft room, upstairs bathroom and additional downstairs toilet. Eight mins. cycle to Oxford. Private patio and access to shared garden. The house is attached to an annex which will be used for 1–2 days per week. Preferred tenants: professional/academic family; £1,200 p.c.m. plus all bills. Email:

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.

Two-bed flat to let in old Cowley available from Aug. Ground-floor flat in maintained grounds in Beauchamp Lane. Fully furnished. Suit non-smokers without children. G.c.h., washer/drier, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas oven, dishwasher. Near Cowley shopping centre, buses to Oxford every 10–15 mins., parking in grounds; £800 p.c.m. Lounge(m): 4.9/3.7, kitchen: 2.6/2.4, bedrooms: 4.6/2.9 and 3.6/2.1; bathroom 0.4/1.7 with shower/bath. Contact: 01865 438734; 07720 719354; Details at

Inner North Oxford (close to St Hugh's, Wolfson). One bedroom flat, with off-street parking and balcony. Spacious, light, in excellent condition with picture windows over looking garden. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, fridge, washing machine, cooker. Available from 5 Aug., £895 p.c.m., 1 year let (probably renewable). ph. 01865-513 326.

Beautiful, second-floor, one bedroom apartment. Light, spacious open plan living area with kitchen. Double bedroom and seperate bathroom. Furnished to a very high standard, balcony overlooking lovely gardens. Parking. Would suit professional. Available September for £950 per month. Please call Penny & Sinclair on 01865 318018.

Headington—2 double bedroom—£1,000 p.c.m. Yearly let available in quiet location in Headington Quarry. Modern 2-bed, 2-bath flat in gated development with off-street parking. Ideal for hospitals and Old Road Campus. Available mid-July. Contact:

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bed £725 from early Aug.; 2 beds £825 and £850 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bed £825 from Oct. and 2 beds from Aug. and Oct. £950 and £995 plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

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:

Do you need to escape sometimes? I have a superb serviced studio with private bathroom to let for occasional or weekend use. The house stands in beautiful countryside about half an hour north of Oxford and the apartment has wonderful views, fast broadband, sunshine and serenity. Suit writer or academic looking for a retreat or just somewhere peaceful to work; £400 p.m. min. 6 months. Tel.: 07946 515485.

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:

Single rooms available in sought-after Jericho and within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, London buses and trains. Breakfast provided. Non-smoking. Use of kitchen. Broadband. TV. Suitable for visiting academics and postgraduates. Fair rates. Short or long stays. Tel./fax: 01865 516142. Email:

Central Summertown: Spacious, comfortable room in quiet home, ideally located near all local facilities and frequent buslines to the city centre.  N-S, mature single postgrad or professional person. Wi-Fi, bills included. £110 per week. Phone 01865 516446.

Quiet quality clean room available to let for academic or professional in author's home; £520 p.m. includes c.h., water, Wi-Fi, council tax, own bathroom and shower. Fully equipped kitchen. No cats. Sunny spacious mature garden. Leafy street near swimming pool, gym, buses, library and park in east Oxford. Bicycle shed. Free parking. Tel.: 00 44 1865 395857 or email:

Self-contained room/studio flat in private house available from mid-Sept. En suite bathroom and kitchenette, access through the house, with use of house washing machine and garden. Single non-smoker only, must tolerate cats. Quiet location in Headington, about 20 mins. from city centre by public transport or bike. Owner is a mature woman with grown-up daughter, employed at university. A full year's let preferred; £450 p.c.m. incl. utilities; council tax negotiable if it applies. Contact Jane Clark on 01865 766122 or

Upper Wolvercote–north Oxford: cottage overlooking canal to rent/share. G.c.h., open fire and garden. Vegetarian preferred. Available Sept. initially 6–8 months. Well-behaved small dog welcome. Suit academic/researcher. References/deposit required. Owner retains 1 room for storage and occasional use, hence rent £725 p.m. for 2 people or £385 p.m. for 1 (1 single room) plus bills. Contact: 01865 513465;

To rent: small double bedroom in attractive barn conversion in east Oxford. Share with 2 friendly professionals. Rent £340 p.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 07748 452331; email:

Short-term let available from 26 Aug. Large room available in spacious suburban semi-detached house in east Oxford with vegetarian professional family and cat; £125 p.w., £475 p.m. Council tax, utilities, TV, Internet and cleaner included. For more details please 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.

Young couple (St Hugh's 2000) moving back to Oxford for work. We are looking for a long-term let in North or Central Oxford, ideally 2 bedrooms (or 1 bedroom + study), quiet, unfurnished, garden. Max. rent £1,500 pcm. We can move any time between now and the end of September. Please email

Young professional couple, n-s, looking for a long-term let in Oxford or surrounding areas (south west of Oxford), ideally 1/2 bedrooms, unfurnished with parking and central heating. Max rent £750 p.c.m. We can move any time between mid-Aug and the end of Aug. Email:

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:

Central Summertown. Attractive 1-bed flat in Victorian house in quiet location very close to shops, restaurants, buses, etc. The open-plan living room with fitted kitchen (dishwasher, etc) is light and sunny and opens onto a patio; double bedroom; bathroom has shower over bath. Fully equipped—WiFi, linen and towels provided. Parking by arrangement. Available Oct. Short lets from £450 p.w. Email:

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.

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.

Themed holiday breaks in Puglia, Italy. Cookery courses, art and archaeology tours, mindfulness and relaxation week, coastline walks in beautiful surroundings of ancient 'masseria' near Manduria. Launch week 18–24 Sept. Further information from  Tel.: 01865 370036 (Carla Colombani Skinner).

Property for sale

For sale: a 4-bedroom house in Summertown, Oxford situated in a private cul-de-sac with a delightful garden and a magical unique position above the river Cherwell. There is easy access by bus or bike to the University, schools and shops. The accommodation is well arranged over two floors with an integral garage and additional parking for 1–2 cars. One bedroom is currently an office. Price £845,000. Tel 01865 554265.

Charming 2-bed cottage in Cholsey for sale: chain-free from end August. Sash windows, open chimneys, original quarry tiles, 2 bright and spacious double bedrooms, 2 receptions & garden over 140'. Off-road parking; under 10 mins' walk to railway station (direct trains to Paddington/Reading/Oxford); convenient for the M4 & M40, a slipway onto the Thames and The Ridgeway. Enquiries to or see Taylors website.

For sale

Steinway Model B grand piano for sale. Made in Hamburg in 1928 and in the same family since 1930, this magnificent example has just been fully restored using only genuine Steinway parts, and the case has a new black polyester resin finish. Offers in the region of £33,000 are invited. Contact Dr J.S. Knowland on 01865 511074 or after 2 Aug.

Dell Inspiron 560 desktop computer with 17-inch monitor. New Nov. 2010 (£1,100). Intel (R) core 2 CPU Q8300 2.50 GHz. RAM 6.00 GB. One TB hard disc. Windows 7, Microsoft Office.  Two and a half years' Dell guarantee remain. Illness forces sale; £490. Tel.: 01865 247364.