• 3 March 2011
  • No. 4946
  • Vol. 141


Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.


Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Hilary term will be published on 10, 17 and 24 March. Please note, however, that the 24 March issue will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements.

Publication for Trinity term will begin on 28 April. The deadline for receipt by the Gazette office of advertisements for publication in the Gazettes of 28 April and 5 May will be brought forward because of Easter and the bank holidays on 29 April and 2 May:
•    deadline for receipt of items for issue of 28 April: noon on Wednesday, 13 April
•    deadline for receipt of items for issue of 5 May: noon on Wednesday, 20 April

House swap wanted

Three-bedroom, 3-bathroom house (with car) in downtown Toronto, Canada, available to swap for similar accommodation in Oxford for 2011–12 academic year. For complete details, see

House sitting offered

House sitting offered by retired home-owners (ex-University employee). Animal-loving couple, who are looking to do something different for a modest remuneration. References available. Telephone Valeria on: 01865 723507 or email:

Garages to let

Garages available in Jericho, £950 p.a. plus VAT. For further information please contact: Bridget Ronaldson 01865 269082 or

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.

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £70; Eurostar, £95; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Experienced editor in general and academic publishing offers copy editing, proof reading, bibliographical and indexing services. Particularly skilled in helping foreigners writing in English. Rates negotiable. References on request. Contact:

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.

Karen the gardener. Are you looking for an established, local, reliable gardener? We also provide a garden furniture repair, cleaning and painting service; shed and fence painting; and pressure-hose decking cleaning. We also provide a full grave-side tending service. For a free, no-obligation quote on any of the above, contact Karen: 07887 974468,, References available. Full public liability insurance.

Situations vacant

Part-time freelance research assistant sought for a book on psychiatry (history and current controversies). Would suit graduate student or postdoc wanting to work flexible hours. The work is fundamentally independent tracking down of references, confirming facts, etc. Estimated 10–15 hours p.w. for 6 to 9 months but can be flexible. Contact

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:

Wheatley village, attractive, stone detached cottage. Comfortable, furnished, 3 bedrooms. Lounge 15ft x 14ft, kitchen/diner 15ft x 10ft. Upstairs bathroom/toilet, downstairs toilet. Small garage, plus car parking space, g.c.h. Loft space, small cellar, small gardens. Near bus stop, close to Post Office, village shops and facilities, easy connection to M40. Rent £885 p.c.m. (excl. utilities and council tax, if applicable). Available now. Contact 01932 563335 for appointment.

Idyllic 16th-century 2-bedroom riverside country cottage. Lying in quiet village 9 miles south of Oxford, cottage has farmhouse kitchen, cosy lounge with log fire, separate 2-storey study/library room, beautiful bathroom plus WC. Fully furnished let includes dishwasher, cooker and washer/drier. Beautiful garden backs onto river Thame. Parking for 2 cars with garage for storage; £900 p.c.m. Please call Mr and Mrs Atkinson on 01865 890321.

Stanton St John: 5 miles city centre. Furnished, spacious annexe cottage, 2-bed, bathroom, kitchen, living room, cloakroom, parking for 1 car. Use of tennis court and garden. Village shop and 2 pubs. Day-time bus service, 2 miles Thornhill Park and Ride. Suit single n-s professional. No pets; £1,200 p.c.m. inclusive of all bills. Contact: 07817 122214.

Comfortable family house to let in upper Wolvercote, Oxford, from Sept. 2011 to June/July 2012. Furnished. Semi-detached, with sunny garden. Sitting room, kitchen, conservatory, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. G.c.h. Would suit visiting academic family; £900 (plus utilities and council tax) p.c.m. Contact:

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

Flats to let: Bardwell Court, Bardwell Rd, £1,250 p.c.m. excl. Unfurnished 2-bedroom flat close to the city centre. Accommodation comprises large sitting room, 2 large bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, communal gardens and off street parking. Also flat at Walton Manor Court, Adelaide Street, £725 p.c.m. excl. Unfurnished flat in the heart of Jericho. Accommodation comprises sitting room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and communal gardens. Contact: Bridget Ronaldson 01865 269082 or

Stylish, modern, first-floor, 2-bedroom apartment. Fantastic location in eclectic east Oxford, OX4 1FQ, yet only mins. to city centre. Also good links to Oxford Science Park. Fully furnished. Available 18 Apr.; £975 p.c.m. Tel.: 07795 803544.

Modern, quiet and light, single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat in Iffley Rd available for short- or medium-term rental—weekly or monthly. Ten mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge; five mins. to shops, cafes, pubs; 15 mins. to Bodleian and Brookes. Fully furnished, self contained and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier), wireless broadband, flat screen TV/CD/DVD player. Serviced weekly (incl. fresh linen). Off-road car parking. 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:

Do you want to live on Oxford's heavy Jurassic clay, inside Cotswold limestone atop shales and sands, or near Banbury's calcareous Marlstone Bed? Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's geologists reach 0° on the clinometer for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

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:

Stylish luxury B&B in listed north Oxford conservation-area residence. Marble en suite bathrooms, linen sheets, drawing room with antiques, overlooking garden. TV, Wi-Fi, English breakfast. Short walk to town, University Parks, colleges, University departments, libraries, Ashmolean and excellent pubs and restaurants. UK hosts to welcome you. Ideal for visiting student offspring at University/Brookes, Dragon/St Edward's School, attending conferences/Saïd, or for exploring Cotswolds, Blenheim, London, Thames footpath. Contact, 07962 219619.

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.

If we let 3,000 properties a year through 8 offices, and each requires 3 viewings, how many viewings does each office do per work hour? Finders Keepers—solving Oxford's rental equations for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

Accommodation in north Oxford or Headington wanted. A Corpus graduate with a family of 6 is seeking to rent a furnished 4–5-bedroom house in north Oxford or Headington from 10 Aug. Please contact Dr Paul Watt (, phone: 07775 682478) or Mrs Maria Enriquez-Watt (, phone: 07876 017490).

Academic couple on sabbatical coming to Oxford University for the months of May and June (Trinity term) would like to rent a 1- or 2-bedroom flat/apartment ideally near the University. Contact Peter Breiner at: or phone in New York USA: 00 1 518 439 3396.

Professional couple seek 2/3-bed, 2-bath flat or house to rent unfurnished, in north Oxford to south of Summertown. Light, quiet, spacious with access to green space or patio, from July/Aug., long term. Call 07913 678802.

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:

Short-let stay—a range of high-quality, newly renovated 1- and 2-bed serviced apartments available all year round. Includes utilities, TV, broadband, weekly cleaning, linen and towel change, and in some cases free national calls and some international calls. Available from 1 week to 3 months. Parking included. Perfect for tourists, academics or parents. Discount for longer stays. Contact Belvoir Lettings: 01865 595111; or visit

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.

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, 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

Split, Croatia. Modern 2-bedroom apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Dalmatian Islands. Large terrace, air-con, private parking, sleeps 4 plus baby. Rates: £100 per night. For more info visit us at our website You can also contact us on

France, southern Burgundy. Simple house in the charming medieval village of St Gengoux le National. Three bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen; sleeps 6. 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 p.w. Contact: 01865 768069; 07535 296614;;

Lostwithiel: 2-bed detached cottage in this pretty, historic town, 5 miles north of Fowey on Cornwall's south coast, 5 miles east of the Eden Project. Sleeps 4, cosy sitting room with wood burner, new kitchen, washing/drying facilities, satellite TV, children's playroom, high chair and cot, towels/bedlinen provided. Rates from £320 p.w. Visit us at or contact or 07710 463715.

Andalucía, Spain. Lovely, simple and comfortable old house, sleeps 6, in an ancient Moorish village half-way between Granada and the sea. Large garden, orange and lemon trees, 3 terraces. A spectacular and fertile mountain region, irrigated by Moorish water channels.  Orange, almond and olive groves. Good area for walking and picnicking in the shade as well as for sight-seeing. Special rates for Gazette readers. Email: