• Thursday 27 June 2013
  • NO. 5031
  • VOL. 143


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 Trinity term will be published on 4 and 18 Jul. The first Michaelmas term issue to carry adverts will be published on 3 Oct. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Research funding is an online research funding opportunities database and alerting service. The University has a site-wide licence, so it is freely accessible to anyone with an email address. Find out more about, including user guides and training sessions, on the Research Services website (

Inspiring Craft Courses

Ardington School of Crafts offers short courses with practising craftspeople in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. 150 courses between 1 and 3 days, from stained glass and silver jewellery to textiles and carving, all held in our well-equipped workshops. Unearth your hidden talents and discover why people keep coming back to Ardington School of Crafts. Gift vouchers available. See: Tel: 01235 833433.

Chamber Music trustee sought

Oxford Chamber Music Society was founded in 1898. After its best season for years, the society is in good shape. It runs 6 concerts each year in Holywell Music Room, at national and international standard. Free to 8–25 year-olds. The long-serving treasurer and secretary both retire in late 2013. Join the board in either role, no professional qualifications needed. Details from Jim Haworth: 01865 390739,,


Green Economics Institute – Green Economics Conference (18–20 Jul). Join the conference focusing on the economics of survivability, sustainability and resilience held at Worcester College and the Oxford Union. A world-class line-up of speakers including Professor Graciela Chichilnisky, Oliver Rothschild and Charles Secrett will convene to discuss solutions to the current crisis. Be part of this exciting discourse bringing in social, environmental and economic justice worldwide. Booking and fees, contact:

MSC Arts Festival MCS Arts Festival 2013

Magdalen College School, 28 Jun–7 Jul. Featuring talks by Rupert Everett, Baroness Sue Campbell on London 2012, Sir Hew Strachan on WWI, Dr Foadi on Diamond Light Source and experts from Bonhams and Blackwells in our own Antiques Roadshow. Performances include Lord of the Flies at the Oxford Playhouse, an outdoor production of Charley's Aunt directed by Tom Attenborough and an evening of Bach and Mozart by Magdalen College Choir. A day of PCA Cricket featuring Phillip DeFreitas and Mark Ramprakash ends the festival. All details can be found at; tickets can be purchased from Oxford Playhouse box office, 01865 305305 or All members of Oxford University, friends, family and guests welcome!

Research participants sought

The Oxford Pregnancy Study is investigating how anxiety during pregnancy may affect mums and babies. We are currently recruiting women who are pregnant for the first time, are between 18 and 40 years old and speak English fluently. Participation in the study will take approximately 2 hours in total, and all participants will be reimbursed for time and travel expenses. For more information about this study, please email, or telephone 01865 316109.

Teenage Social Cognition Study participants needed: we are looking for teenagers to take part in research into the understanding of social information and why some people are more worried about social situations than others. The research involves 1 hour maximum, in which the participant will be playing computerised games and completing a questionnaire. We are seeking teenagers aged 11–17 who have no developmental concerns. Participants will be reimbursed with an Amazon voucher. Please email:

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 a book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group, opportunity to explore Oxfordshire and an opportunities in Oxford group. 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.

Car/taxi service. Professional, reliable service for business or pleasure. Superb brand new Seat Alhambra: luxury combined with versatility. Panoramic roof, leather seats, air conditioned, lots of luggage room. Also available: luxury Audi A8 limousine with beige leather seats and air suspension to waft you to your destination in comfort and style. Alhambra prices: Heathrow £75; Eurostar £95; Cambridge £125. For more prices or advice: Tel: 01865 778608/07917 566077. Accounts welcome.

Oxford's low-cost packing and shipping experts. Lowest price rates guaranteed for University students, staff and departments, plus free boxes and collection for all shipments. Whether clothing, books, computers, fragile laboratory equipment, musical instruments, rowing oars, valuable paintings or other household items, we specialise in custom packing, storage and worldwide delivery by road, sea and air. Pack & Send, 3 Botley Rd, Oxford, OX2 0AA. Tel: 01865 260610. Email:

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc, made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01608 667423 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

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:

Frances Carroll Nutrition. I am a qualified, regulated and insured nutrition practitioner skilled at identifying nutrient imbalances and correcting them to optimise health. I see people with a wide range of conditions. Most common include mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and panic attacks, those in pain and those wishing to lose body fat. See:;;;

Sell your books. We buy academic and non-academic used books. If you are moving office or home, leaving the University or just need more space, we may be able to help. We are most interested in arts, history and social science subjects. Good prices paid for large or small collections and we collect from anywhere in the Oxford area. Please contact Ross on 07720 288774 or

Domestic services

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

Efficient female assistant sought for 2–3 weeks from 19 Aug–1 Sept to escort an elderly lady on holiday to northern Spain and possibly remain with her for another week on returning to Oxford. Ability to speak or understand Spanish and drive would be an advantage but not essential. Possibility of ongoing work if the right person is found. Please email including CV to

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:

Oxford furnished houses. Central: 2-bedroom adjacent Saïd Business School and station from Oct, £1,175 pcm. North: 2-bedroom plus study from early Sept, £1,250 pcm. Headington/Marston close to hospitals and Oxford: 3-bedroom furnished new house available at £1,300 pcm plus utilities and council tax. Would best suit professional, visiting academic couple, small family. Parking, garden, convenient good residential area. Tel: 01865 516144. Email:

Large house in Old Kidlington available from late-Aug to late-Dec. 3 large bedrooms and study upstairs. Garden, playhouse, trampoline. 2 cats to care for (back-up available for short periods). Very close to open countryside. On frequent bus route to Oxford and Summertown. Suit professional/academic family with children. No smokers. No other pets. Pay for bills and our cleaners. Contact:

Central Oxford. Lovely modernised terraced house in Grandpont, 2 bedrooms and study, fully equipped; quiet street, overlooking park; short walk to colleges, libraries, centre or train station. Available from early Oct 2013 to mid-Jul 2014. Rent £1,100 pcm, ideal for academic visitors. 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

Oxford: furnished apartments/houses. North: 2-bedroom flat mid-Sept £875 pcm; 2 bed plus study house £1,250 pcm from Sept. Central north: 2-bedroom flat £995 pcm from Oct; 1-bedroom flat £875 pcm from Sept. Central: 2-bedroom house adjacent to Saïd Business School and station £1,175 pcm from Oct. Headington: 3-bedroom new detached available £1,275, close to JR and Oxford. Tel: 01865 516144. Email:

Exceptional double-bedroom apartment in central Oxford. Fully furnished. Wonderful views. Great location. Suit visiting academic couple. Available 6 months or longer from Oct or Nov; £390 pw, plus bills. Tel: +44 (0)7773 133228 or email:

West London flat available for short-term let over Aug, and from time to time by arrangement. Overlooking historic Kew Green, this fully furnished, 2-bedroom property is almost adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Thames, within a short walk of the National Archives, and provides good access to London Underground and National Rail stations. Available dates, and rates, are negotiable. References are available and requested. For full details, please email:

Studio flat to let in private house, Summertown, North Oxford. Large room with sleeping area; bathroom and small kitchen; own telephone line. Suitable for one person, non-smoker. Available from mid-Aug but can be viewed now. Rent £750 pm inclusive of bills. Please text 07899 987285 or call 01865 558029 after 4pm.

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:

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.

Affordable accommodation available. Academics, parent or students looking for a nice place to stay. Short- or long-term. B&B or self-catering rooms, which are all personally visited to offer quality accommodation in welcoming private homes in many Oxford locations. B&B from £28/night or £190/wk, all-inclusive. Long-term discount available. TV, free wireless internet, tea/coffee facilities, use of microwave. Linen and towels. For information, tel: 01865 435229, email: or visit:

Room in Eynsham, 6 miles to Oxford city by bike or bus route. Use of bathroom and kitchen. Suit visiting scholar or professional. Cat lover preferred. Available Jul and Aug; negotiable cost, c£18 per night. 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 Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: For information: 01865 280811.

Visiting academic with 11-year-old daughter seeks small furnished house or flat, Jericho or north Oxford, Jan–Apr or Jan–Jun 2014. Clean, responsible, good references. If you have anything suitable, please contact me at

Accommodation sought: furnished 2–3-bedroom house/flat from around mid-Sep 2013 to end of Aug 2014, initially. In or near Oxford. Reasonable bus/transport links to Keble Rd. Scientific researcher couple plus baby. References can be arranged. 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 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.

Sunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening onto south-facing garden, WiFi/TV provided. Lounge/dining area, fully equipped kitchenette with fridge/freezer/hob/microwave. Separate access with own hallway including washer/drier, beautiful bathroom with shower. Fresh linen regularly, £50 per night, bills included, minimum 3 nights; £15 surcharge for second person. Email: Tel: 0044 (0)7764 574700.

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic, primitive, 2-bedroom gamekeeper’s cottage up a muddy farm track in national park at the foot of the South Downs. Open fire, polished floor, simple kitchen; dishwasher, washing machine; broadband, no TV, large study. On own 190-acre organic farm – woods, valleys, river, bluebells, deer. Available weekends; discounts for junior academics. 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:

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.

Dorset: lovely house to let, surrounded by trees and fields, close to woodland walks and fossil-filled Jurassic coast! 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, loo, large sitting room plus sofa-bed, kitchen/dining room, huge garden, WiFi, parking. 5 mins Charmouth, Lyme Regis, River Cottage HQ and canteen; 20 mins West Bay, Bridport (indie cinema, arts centre, cafés, quirky Sat market); £650 pw Jul, £700 Aug. Contact: 01297 34541, for photos.