• Thursday 29 November 2012
  • NO. 5008
  • 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 final Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 6 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 10 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Son et Lumière

Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose will be performed at 7 pm, Tues 11–Sat 15 Dec, at S John the Evangelist church (SJE), 109A Iffley Rd. A young girl and a reclusive and disabled artist, Rhayader, are thrown together when a wounded bird lands on their beach. As they nurse it, friendship and trust develop and, with the Snow Goose, Rhayader is restored. When the call goes out for aid to British forces trapped at Dunkerque, he sets out in his sailboat across the Channel to play his part. With a lighthouse in the church, dazzling sound and light special effects and the mellifluous voice of Sir Patrick Stewart, this is a spectacular show and a parable on the power of friendship and love. A rival for any pantomime. Most suitable for children 8–15, but appeals to all ages. See: Tickets: £10 (£8/£5 concessions); from or on the door.

Research participants sought

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. 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:

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 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.

Situations vacant

TEFL-qualified teachers required for closed courses of Japanese students in March at Oxford University colleges. Excellent rates of pay: £25/hr for the right candidates. Please send a brief CV to

Famille bilingue recherche personne francophone pour garde d'enfants à domicile au centre d'Oxford (2 ans et 4½ ans) deux jours ou deux ½ journées/semaine. Contactez pour plus de details.

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:

Are you a dog lover? Our north Oxford house is available from mid-Dec to late Jan if you are happy to look after a friendly springer spaniel, 1 or 2 people welcome. Length of stay is negotiable, and arrangements can be made for temporary care of the dog if you wanted to be away, for example over Christmas. Email:

Summertown. Furnished 2-bedroom duplex with designated parking and a lovely communal garden. Available for sublet 15 Feb–15 Sept. Spacious. Bathroom on each floor (shower, bath). One huge bedroom with en suite bathroom. Second bedroom set as a study. Washing machine, dishwasher. Dishes, bedding, towels provided. Quiet road with good access to shops and restaurants in Summertown and to city centre. Email for photos; £1,050 pcm. Contact

Scott Fraser are currently advertising a fine 3-double-bedroom period property to let in Hill Top Rd, East Oxford: providing spacious accommodation over 3 floors, recently refurbished and offering 2 reception rooms. Suitable for a family. Large rear garden and fabulous roof-top terrace. On-street permit parking. Unfurnished. Council tax band E. Available now, £1,850 pcm. Please contact Anna Berry on 01865 244666 or

House sit. Spacious 3-bedroom townhouse in east Oxford. Small rent in exchange for feeding cat, frog and geckos. Walking distance from the Plain. One month from 9 Dec. Contact Jorgelina Marino:

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.

Jericho: 2-bedroom furnished flat available 1 Jul 2013; £1,635 pcm. Includes secure indoor parking, 2 full bathrooms. Also: Jericho 3-bedroom furnished house available 1 Aug; £1,975 pcm, 2½ baths, secluded garden, energy-efficient boiler, parking. One bedroom has additional attached kitchen ideal for nanny or teenager. Both: walk to University, train and coach station, catchment area for best schools. Contact: Tel: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's/Wolfson). One-bedroom flat with off-street parking and balcony. Spacious, light, open-plan living area, in excellent condition with picture windows overlooking pleasant garden. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, fridge, washing machine, cooker. Available from early Dec, £950 pcm, 8–10-month let (probably renewable on an annual basis). Tel: 01865 513326.

House swaps

House swap wanted: house or minimum 2-bedroom apartment in Oxford city centre 1 Apr–30 June. On offer: San Diego, California – 316 sq m, 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 7 miles from Pacific Ocean, 17 miles from University of California, hot tub, sauna, swimming pool; and Taos, New Mexico – 316 sq m, 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 4 acres, stream, 1.5 miles Taos Plaza, 90 mins north Santa Fe. Contact David Mares:

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:

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 walks surrounding countryside and nearby seaside. Email: Web: