• Thursday 5 July 2012
  • NO. 4996
  • VOL. 142


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 final Gazette of Trinity term will be published on 19 July. Publication for Michaelmas term will begin on 20 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 27 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply.

Craft courses

Ardington School of Crafts in Oxfordshire offers short courses in traditional and contemporary crafts led by experts and practising craftspeople. Courses include book binding, silverwork, stained glass, calligraphy, willow work, china restoration, quilting, icon painting, leatherwork, stone carving, felt making, crewel work, marbling, spinning, letter cutting in stone, curtain making, goldwork embroidery, upholstery and many others. Courses range from 1 to 5 days. Browse the website: or phone 01235 833433.

Renaissance Choral Treasures

Collegium Singers with director Peter Leech, Exeter College Chapel, 7 July at 7.30 pm, £10 (£5 students). Programme of masterly choral works by leading composers from Spain, Italy and England, including excerpts from Missa O magnum mysterium by Victoria, and ethereal Missa Aeterna Christi munera. Programme also includes delightful anthems by the Jacobean masters William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes and Robert Ramsey. Tickets at the door and TicketsOxford.

Green Economics Institute

Green Economics Conference is taking place from 18 to 22 July at Mansfield College. Subjects: 'Green Economy: Reform and Renaissance of Economics and its Methodology'; 'Green Economics – the solutions for the 21st century'; 'Green Economy: Rethinking Growth: RIO+20'. This international conference, organised by the Green Economics Institute, will draw together key institutional, political, business and sustainability practitioners to create, explore and share emerging issues and methodologies in the new discipline of Green Economics. We will also discuss the effect of RIO+20 conference. How can we achieve a progressive and an inclusive economy together for the management of the economy and the planet in the most important period of change and turmoil and severe economic crisis for a generation? Over 50 wonderful world class international speakers! Please submit papers for the proceedings. Bookings open now. Fees, stalls, sponsorships, Open Book Exams, Gala Dinners. Contact:, and 0044(0)7990 590463.

Research participants sought

Collaborative learning in young people: we are currently recruiting participants for a study of how young people may learn from one another. To participate, your child must be male, 10–12 or 14–16 years old, and able to find a friend (from the same age group) who can come along to the Department of Experimental Psychology. The task is simple but fun; and both children will be reimbursed (£20 each). Please visit for further information.

Would you be willing to help us make our research relevant to over 60s? We are looking for a group of adults over 60 years of age to help shape future research in the field of psychology. We are adapting many of our tasks and measures for use with older adults and we want to make sure the changes we make are relevant. If you have an hour or two to spare and would be willing to help, please contact or phone Erin Drazich on 01865 613197.

Do you care for someone who uses telecare equipment at home? The AKTIVE project is trying to find out how telecare – including pendant alarms, motion sensors and fall detectors – affects older people and those who care for them. We are holding two discussion groups in July and August in Oxfordshire Resource and Wellbeing Centres with unpaid carers to find out what it's like to care for an older person and whether telecare makes an impact. If you have experience of telecare equipment, we would like to hear from you. We will provide a free lunch, a gift of £20 to each carer who attends and also provide replacement care. If you think you can tell us about your experiences of care and telecare, please contact our research team on: 01865 612816/

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 Wednesday 10.30–12 (excluding the Christmas vacation). 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 – grates, firetools, firebacks, fenders, nursery guards; 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century furniture; interesting and unusual items including silver, pictures, desks and library furniture, also garden items such as stoneware or seating. Please ring to sell, or to purchase visit us at Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon–Fri 9.30–5, Sat 10–5. 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 £73; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £120. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Computer problem? Retired Oxford IT officer, with personality and sense of humour, offers services that your college or departmental IT staff cannot or will not provide in your own home. Anything supported – hardware, software, networking, phones and broadband, and, unlike many, extensive Apple Mac experience too. All of Oxfordshire covered; same-day service where possible and no call-out charge. Ring Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Registered childminder with 12 years' experience, close to Hinksey Park, has vacancies from Sept. School term times only. Tel: 07930 564846. 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.

Houses to let

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:

North Oxford: 2 attractive modern funished houses available from August. Ensuite, family bathroom, cloakroom, parking, small garden, excellent residential area. A 2-bedroom plus open plan study at £1,150 pcm, and a 3-bedroom plus loft conversion at £1,350 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel 01865 516144 or 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. Non smokers only. No pets. Car essential. Deposit and references required. Available from 1 Aug, £850 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Contact

3-bedroom house to let in Summertown (Cunliffe Close). Small garden, off-street parking, quiet location close to shops, sports centre and bus stop to city centre. Currently unfurnished with spacious built-in cupboards, but could also be furnished. Ideal for family, but no smokers or pets. Available from Aug or Sept for minimum of 9 months, with possibility to extend; £1,250 pcm. Contact

Victorian 4-bedroom in east Oxford. A fine 4-storey family house, furnished, with 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower, cloakroom, conservatory, living room, dining room, kitchen, with utility room and playroom on lower ground floor. Well-tended gardens, quiet street, 15 mins walk from city centre. For details and photos: Price: £3,250 pm from 1 Aug. Contact: David 07894 318583.

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 Oxford furnished and equipped apartments. Central north: 1 bedroom at £850 from September, 2 bedrooms £975 from August. North: 2 bedroom at £850 ground floor, £870 first floor, excluding utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional and visiting academics. Tel 01865516144 or email

Summertown. Furnished first-floor flat with parking. Living room, separate kitchen/breakfast room, double bedroom, bath and shower facilities. £935 pcm includes council tax/water costs. Available now. Tel 01865 812110.

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:

View the best Oxford property rentals now,, Finders Keepers, or call 01865 200012.

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; Witney lettings 01993 777909.

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 435229, email:, or visit:

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a quiet, spacious, sunny flat. Non-smoker. 2 toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional; £395 pm plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619. Email:

Quiet quality room available to let for academic or professional in author's home. £520 per month includes central heating, water, wi-fi, council tax, own bathroom and shower. Fully equipped kitchen. No cats. Sunny spacious 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:

Accommodation sought

University Accommodation Office

Landlords – do you have a spare room, flat or house to let? Oxford University Accommodation Office seeks all types of short and long-term accommodation for students, academic visitors, postdocs and members of the University. Our new quick and easy Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: For information: 01865 280811.

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.

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:

Sustainable short-term accommodation in Summertown. The Oxford EcoFlat is a 2-bedroom flat in Summertown, north Oxford, accommodating up to 4 people with private garage and communal garden. The flat has been eco-renovated to create a light, healthy, energy efficient living space. Two mins. walk to shops and cafés and 10 mins. by bus to city centre. From 3 nights to 6 months. Serviced and fully equipped. Contact:, 07798 725077.

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic, primitive, 2-bedroom gamekeeper's cottages at foot of South Downs: fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, internet access, no TVs (writers' haven) – or for bigger groups, a gorgeous, antique-filled, unspoiled (but very comfortable) 5-bedroom 17th-century farmhouse. On own organic farm – woods, valleys, river, bluebells, wildlife. Available weekends; low winter prices; big Oxford discount. Pictures at or 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.

Cornwall, 2-bed detached cottage in pretty, historic Lostwithiel, 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/bed linen provided. Rates from £320 pw. Visit us at or contact or 07710 463715.

South of France. Charming, soigné apartment in newly restored village house in picturesque Junas (between Nimes and Montpellier) for short lets all through the year. Two en suite double bedrooms, secluded courtyard with small pool. Ideal writer's retreat. Beautiful countryside. Email: Web:

Southern Burgundy – L'Escalier, a simple house in the charming medieval village of St Gengoux-le-National. Sleeps 4 (2 double bedrooms), bathroom and a comfortable ground floor. Convenient for Tournus and Cluny, halfway between Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon, ideal for the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais vineyards. A tranquil area with good walking and cycling or ideal for a quiet working break. £200–£350 per week. Contact 01865 768069, 07535 296614,, email

Picturesque Pitlochry. Newly refurbished detached 3-bedroom bungalow in Moulin, 5 mins from Pitlochry. Secluded garden, ample parking, with views of Ben Vrackie and Craigower. Spacious, contemporary and comfortable, fully furnished and centrally heated. Equipped to high standard. Good base for walking, fishing, golf, cycling, canoeing. Conveniently situated for exploring Highlands. Sleeps 6. Open all year, dog welcome, no smoking. Short breaks available. Details:

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

Property for sale

House for sale or rent. Lovely Oxford house with self-contained flat, for sale or rent in Hilltop Rd. Parking. Hall, sitting room with fireplace, toilet, kitchen/dining/2nd sitting area with French doors to garden. Upstairs: shower/toilet, 3 bedrooms (or 1 double, 1 single with balcony and en suite, and study). Property also has beautiful flat on 2 floors, see website photos: House rental £1,500 pcm. Flat £950 pcm. Property sale £750,000. Email: Tel: 01865 604196.

France Pyrenees Orientale, Perpignan 30 mins, Prades 2 mins, Barcelona 2 hours. Sun, sea, mountains, lovely friendly village setting with views. Superb, newly renovated 3-bed 3-bath village house, light and sunny, with easy productive garden. High quality equipment included in price. River, birdsong, microclimate, wild swimming. Bargain at £205,000 (€255,000). Photos and details or contact, 07765 286095/01865 200493.