• Thursday 21 November 2013
  • NO. 5042
  • VOL. 144


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 Michaelmas term will be published on 28 Nov and 5 and 12 Dec. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 16 Jan. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).


English-speaking UnionLindemann Trust Fellowships 2014–15: postdoctoral research grants to the USA for scientists. The English-Speaking Union offers grants of $30,000 each for postdoctoral scientists to carry out research in the USA. The Lindemann Trust supports research in the fields of: Astronomy, Biophysics, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics. Closing date for applications: Mon 17 Feb 2014. For more information, please visit

Nursery spaces available

Little Treasure Day Nursery. Newly opened this summer, many places for children immediately available: 4.5-hour (£22.50) or 9-hour sessions (£45), starting 8am, 9.30am or 1pm. Excellent staff, lovely facilities, daily outings to Florence Park, library and similar. 3–4-year-old funded places and childcare vouchers accepted either independently, through salary sacrifice, college funding, etc. Contact the manager, Alice, at 49 Oxford Rd, Cowley, OX4 2ER; 01865 777905;

Michaelmas term concert

Schola Cantorum of Oxford presents a late-night concert: Go, Song of Mine. Music by Elgar and Reger, with guest conductor Daniel Hyde and pianist Libby Burgess. 9pm on Fri 22 Nov, in Hertford Chapel. Tickets: £12/£5 concessions from

Research participants sought

AngerAre you hotheaded? Do you have a fiery/quick temper? Are you male, healthy, aged 18–55, fluent in English with no history of psychiatric problems? If so, we would love to hear from you! The study involves a questionnaire, then a single antidepressant dose and behavioural/emotional testing session; we will reimburse you for your time/travel. Approved by the University Research Ethics Committee. Contact:; tel Oxford 223622 or 223624.

FMRIB+OHBAVolunteers sought for study exploring perception in autism. Involves simple visual judgement tasks during MEG and MRI brain-scanning plus standardised tests during one 4–5-hr visit. Needed: right-handed participants aged 18–45 with diagnosis of high-functioning autism/Asperger syndrome (we can't include individuals with epilepsy, on medication that affects the brain (eg antidepressants), or with metal implants/pacemakers). Full reimbursement for time/travel expenses. Contact Mathura Ravishankar at or 01865 234935.

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.

Sell your unwanted 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 can help. We are most interested in arts, history and social sciences. Good prices paid for large or small collections and we collect from anywhere in the Oxford area. Please contact Ross on 07720 288774 or

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:

Situations vacant

Oxford University Boat Club Trust, an independent charity, seeks a finance administrator for a 6-month contract to computerise the Trust's bookkeeping records and establish monthly management accounts for the Trustees. Further details are available from Barbara Wilson:  Application closing date: Fri 29 Nov. 

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:

Tiny terraced (row) house, fully modernised, quiet residential street, 10–15 mins' walk to colleges, shops, rail, bus. 2 bedrooms, 1 with basin, bathroom with bath and shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to small garden. Nice kitchen. All appliances, TV, broadband, china, linen, utilities, taxes included. Ideal sabbatical. Longer let preferable. £1,700 pm. US dollars possible. Available from 1 Apr. Details:

House swaps

House exchange sought Oxford–Boston (vicinity Arlington MA), Jan–Feb, 4–6 weeks. Detached family home in North Oxford side road. 2 large reception rooms, spacious kitchen/dining area, 3 double bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, utility room, south-facing patio and garden, off-street parking. Cleaners included. Utilities extra. Easy access to Summertown shops and city centre. Possible use of car. Ideal for visiting academic family/couple. Contact:

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

Central north Oxford. Beautiful flat with 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; £1,500 pcm. Ideal for University, Jericho and city centre. Available for 6 months or longer, furnished or unfurnished. Please contact or 07876 233899.

Accommodation offered

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

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:

Bed and breakfast plus use of kitchen offered in friendly, cosy house in Wolvercote for up to 3 nights per week, £20 per night. Suit graduate student or visiting lecturer. Non-smoker, female preferred. Phone Oxford 552550 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 Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: For information: 01865 280811.

Older couple seeking furnished flat or house in central Oxford for Trinity term 2014. Emeritus fellow of St Antony's and wife now living in Canada seek accommodation in central Oxford from 21 Apr–27 Jun (can be somewhat flexible about dates) while teaching at the University. Non-smokers, no pets. Happy to provide Oxford references. Please contact

Visiting Senior Fellow, spouse and cat looking for 1–2-bedroom furnished flat within 30 mins' walk of Oriel, 15 Jan–22 Jun. Contact

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.

Shortlet studios. Available from Dec for singles or couples needing clean, quiet, self-catering accommodation for weeks or months. Handy for High St (town, colleges), Cowley Rd (shops, restaurants), University sports ground (gym, pool), Brookes campuses, buses (London, airports, trains, Science Park). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished, including cooking and laundry facilities, WiFi, TV/DVD/CD, central heating, weekly cleaning, fresh linen. Off-road parking. Taxes and outgoings included. Christmas/New Year bookings available. Enquiries:

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:

Lovely house to rent in medieval hill-top village in Pays de Loire, France. Website: Ideally positioned next to best boulangerie. Village has open-air swimming pool in summer. House has log-burning stove for winter. Easily accessible from UK seaports and airports. Sleeps 7, 8 with put-up comfy bed. Price range: £300–£475 pw. Contact; 01865 424749.

Seychelles. Christ Church graduate (1968) now lives on Praslin: offers accommodation to groups of 2 or more (maximum 9) in large house which divides into discrete units giving complete privacy. 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, large surrounding garden. Satellite TV (all Premier League matches). Short walk to deserted white sandy beaches. Contact:

Property for sale

Cottage for sale, Northmoor (West Oxon; Oxford 10 miles): a charming 17th-century village house with beautiful gardens. Drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Garaging/storage. In all about 0.3 acres. Guide £625,000. Selling agent: Knight Frank 01865 790077, or email: