• Thursday 15 November 2012
  • NO. 5006
  • VOL. 143


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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 Michaelmas term will be published on 22 and 29 November and 6 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 10 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Car lease sought

Australian colleagues (2 professors and their 2 sons) are visiting Oxford on sabbatical from Jan–Jul. They are wondering if someone might have a car they could lease for the period. Please contact:

Symposium and course

Altitude and Hypoxia Symposium, Department of Physiology, Fri 30 Nov. Cost: £80.  Informal 1-day symposium providing the opportunity for presentation and discussion on the latest research in high-altitude medicine and physiology. Abstract submissions welcome. Mountain Medicine and High-Altitude Physiology Course, Plas y Brenin, Welsh National Mountain Centre.  Sat 1–Mon 3 Dec. Cost: £185–£550 including accommodation, catering and a copy of the latest edition of High Altitude Medicine and Physiology by West, Schoene and Milledge. Practical course aimed at all doctors interested in altitude, wilderness and travel medicine. Advance booking for both courses is required: please see

Research participants sought

Over 60? Want to boost your brain function? The Department of Psychiatry is conducting an NHS-funded study looking at preventing cognitive decline in ageing, developing new methods of slowing effects of ageing on the brain, and developing treatments for mild cognitive impairment. After a baseline assessment, you will undergo 4 weeks of computer-based cognitive training aiming to improve all aspects of higher brain function. 4 weeks later, you will have 2 brain scans to measure changes in brain function. Anyone aged 60 and above and fluent in English may be eligible to participate. Compensation for time and travel expenses. For information: or 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 would like to interview carers in Oct–Dec to find out what it's like to care for an older person and whether telecare makes an impact. We can either call you at a time convenient for you or host you at the Institute of Population Ageing on Banbury Rd. If you have experience of telecare equipment, we would like to hear from you. We will provide a gift of £20. 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 on 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 £75; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £125. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Frances Carroll Nutrition. I am a fully qualified, regulated and insured nutrition therapist who would like the opportunity to support you in reaching your optimal health. My recent cases have included the following health issues: depression, sports performance, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, male genital health, adrenal fatigue, weight management, eczema, SAD, anxiety and pre-/post-surgery care. See or simply call Frances on 01865 582988 for a no-obligation chat.

Tuition sought

Oxford University tutor in Theology required to help prepare written work for Master's application in Jan. Tel: 07092 066651.

Situations vacant

The Oxford University chaplaincy team provide catholic ministry to Oxford University. The chaplaincy provides accommodation for a small number of students and also a venue used by a variety of outside organisations. We are currently seeking a Chaplaincy Manager to manage and develop all the day-to-day administration of the chaplaincy and the operational running of the Newman Trust (NT) buildings. Applicant will possess significant experience in management and financial control and have proven experience of buildings management. S/he must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to work collaboratively to develop strong working relationships. A proven track record of managing a small team and a hands-on approach to undertaking practical work essential. Hours: 35 hours pw, 9–5, Mon–Fri. Closing date: 23 Nov. To apply, send CV and covering letter to Julie Dauncey at For further information, visit

Houses to let

An Englishman's home is his castle – so the saying goes. We don't have too many castles, but we do have a constant supply of good-quality property to rent in Oxford city. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in letting to academics and other professionals. We aim to provide the friendliest professional service in the city. Visit:, call: 01865 764533, or email:

Unfurnished house close to city centre and railway station. The property has been refurbished throughout and the accommodation comprises: 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, study and cloakroom, £1,295 pcm exclusive of all outgoings. For further information please contact Bridget Ronaldson at Savills 01865 269082 or email

Flats to let

University Accommodation Office

The University Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full and part-time students, academic visitors and 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 from 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.

Headington: unfurnished 2-bedroom first-floor flat in a gated development. Living room, kitchen with fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, electric oven and gas hob. One double and 1 single bedroom both with built-in wardrobes. Bathroom with shower over bath. Gch. Designated parking space. Good access to shops, hospitals, city centre, bus and coach routes. Email me for photos. One-year lease. Available now, £900 pcm. Contact

New 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available in OX2 on short or extended lets. Self-contained, with under-floor heating, all amenities including linen, changed weekly or on request. Let fully furnished; all bills included. Off-street parking, garage store for bicycles or bike loan available, on U1 bus route through town. Close to supermarkets, shops, station and A34. Rent from £450 pw. For further information telephone John Strickson: 07957 583529.

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:

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 Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: For information: 01865 280811.

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:

Short let, self-catering: Midsomer Cottage is a delightful 3-bedroom Victorian cottage with open outlooks, situated in the riverside village of Iffley, with easy access walking or by bus to the city. There is a living room with WiFi, breakfast/kitchen, deck and gravelled garden. Available 12–30 Nov and 3–22 Dec. Contact or 07908 422534/01491 875939.

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, bathing, bird watching. Beautiful beach perfect for bucket and spade family holidays. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: See:

Beautiful town house in pretty village of Mairena in the Alpujarras, Andalucia. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open-plan living area with wood-burning stove. Large roof terrace with stunning views. Mareina is on the GR7 walking route and a few km from the Sierra Nevada National Park. Great area for walking, horse riding and cross-country skiing. Easy access from Almeria, Granada and Malaga. Sleeps 6. From £350 pw. Email:

Property for sale

Seventeenth-century stone 4-storey town house in oldest part of historical Langres, near the cathedral, on the ramparts. Very large sitting room with extensive views, 3 double bedrooms, second large sitting room, 2 kitchens (1 very nicely fitted), bathroom, shower room, large vaulted cellar, oak spiral staircase, original oak beams and floors, inset stone window seats. New heating system. Furniture in light oak made by local craftsman. The birthplace of Diderot, Langres is an unusually well-preserved ancient town, close to the wine areas of Champagne and Alsace, and within easy reach of Switzerland, Germany and Italy. Four clean quiet lakes nearby for safe swimming, fishing, boating. Walks unlimited. For sale unfurnished or furnished: €110,000. For details and photos, please email

Simple stone holiday cottage for sale in the Auvergne in central France. Two large bedrooms, shower room, large sitting/dining room/kitchen and garden with patio. Parking in front. Furnished for up to 6 people. Walking, swimming, skiing in winter in spectacular scenery. Keen freehold price. Tel 01865 553905.