• Thursday 24 July 2014
  • NO. 5069
  • 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 this is the final Gazette of Trinity term. Publication for Michaelmas term will begin on 25 September. Please note, however, that the 25 September issue will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements. The first issue of the 2014–15 academic year to carry advertisements is published on 2 October. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Craft Courses

Ardington School of Crafts offers short courses with practising craftspeople in beautiful surroundings near Wantage. 200 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.

Nanny share

We are looking for a family who needs care for a child aged 2–4 yrs to share our excellent Ofsted-registered nanny from Sept 2014 or before. Partial or full-time share possible. We live in north Oxford. References available. To discuss cost and logistics please contact

RSTMHChadwick Memorial Lecture

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Chadwick Memorial Lecture will take place on Wed 24 Sept, 7–8pm in the Sheldonian Theatre. Christopher J L Murray, University of Washington, will speak on the topic of 'Measuring progress in malaria: challenges and options for the future'. Free ticketed event: booking is essential as spaces are limited. To attend please RSVP to Gerri McHugh at

G L S Shackle Biennial Memorial Lecture

St Edmund's College, Cambridge, is pleased to announce the 5th in a series of biennial lectures in memory of the late Professor G L S Shackle. The guest speaker on Thurs 6 Nov 2014 will be Professor Christoph Loch, Director of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. A poster and further information can be found at

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. Website: Email:

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 677423 (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:

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. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5-mile radius of OX7). Member of Buy with Confidence scheme. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

Situations vacant

Are you a budding writer? Looking for freelancer writers to assist with our technology website over the summer. Ideal candidates would be experienced writers, enthusiastic about technology and able to work on an ad-hoc basis. Please visit and send a message via the contact form for more information.

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:

Central Oxford. 2-double-bed furnished house with garden and parking, available from early Sept at £1,250 pcm plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to visiting academics, singles or small family. Conveniently situated within mins from centre and all University departments, adjacent to Saïd Business School and railway station. Tel: 01865 516144. Email:

Furnished 4-bedroom family home in Littlemore available from Sept 2014. Our home offers an open-plan sitting and dining room and a large dining–kitchen opening on to a private back garden. On the first floor is an en-suite master bedroom, study, bathroom, library room and single bedroom. On the top floor there is another bedroom with stunning views. Friendly neighbours; close to large playground. For more details contact

North Oxford: furnished 3-bedroom semi-detached house with 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, mature garden, piano, off-road parking, Wi-Fi; walking distance from city centre, most colleges and Port Meadow. To rent until end of Jun 2015 at £2,300 pm plus utilities and council tax, or could swap for a similar house in Cambridge. Contact Michael at

Islip. 3-bedroom barn conversion with pleasant garden and country views. Large living room, good-sized kitchen with dining area, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 further bathroom. Islip has a village shop and a station with regular trains to Oxford (c7 miles). Available from late Sept 2014 to early Jul 2015 or possibly longer; £1,500 pm. For further details, please contact

House swaps

West Hollywood, California–Oxford, Jun–Aug 2015. Looking to swap furnished elegant 2-bed/2-bath southern California home for a 3-bed/2-bath home in central Oxford, walking distance to campuses, for 3 months. Our home is 1 block from the celebrity-favoured Sunset Blvd and less than an hour from the best beaches in the USA. Many actors, producers and writers have lived in this property over the previous decades. Please 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

Sunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium-term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening on to south-facing garden. Wi-Fi/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, £60 per night, bills included, minimum 3 nights; £25 surcharge for second person. Contact:, 0044 (0)7764 574700,

Unique character first-floor flat near Magdalen Bridge. Quality modern conversion, bright, sunny and spacious, short walk to city centre colleges, parks and river. Close to London buses. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility/washing machine room, generous storage, large sitting/dining room. Fully furnished, well-equipped newly refitted kitchen. Gch, residents' parking zone, bike space. Sunny internal courtyard garden, quiet outlook; suit academic/postgrad/professional. Available 1 Oct. £1,250 pcm. Email: Tel: 01600 780001.

Central north Oxford. Furnished 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and 2-bedroom house within walking distance from most University departments. 1-bedroom from Aug and Sept at £895 pcm. 2-bedroom from Aug at £1,050 pcm. Central 2-bedroom house from Sept at £1,250. All rents are plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel: 01865 516144. Email:

Flat for rent in Charlbury: 2-bedroom en-suite flat for rent on 1st and 2nd floors with study, living room and kitchen, 5 mins' walk to station. Available from early Aug: £750 pm excluding utilities and rates. Please contact the owner on

Sunny, 2-bed top-floor flat (with lift) to rent on Folly Bridge while owner is away. Central location. 5-min walk to Carfax, 15-min to station. 2 double bedrooms (1 large with dressing room, 1 more cosy), bath, kitchen, double-aspect lounge. Views of river and Boar's Hill, and communal gardens. £1,200 pm, (scantily) furnished. Contact if interested. Available immediately.

Lovely studio flat, shared entrance with 16th-century, grade 2 listed house, idyllic rural setting, 5.5 miles (15 mins' drive) from Oxford. Fully furnished, double aspect windows, double bed, sofa, COD wardrobe and ample shelving. Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, electric hotplate. Shower room/toilet. Use of washing machine. Off-road parking, terrace/garden. Rent includes energy bills, CT, internet. Would suit quiet academic. Short stays considered. £550 pcm. Contact:

Located in a very quiet cul-de-sac in Kidlington: furnished double-bedroom apartment, en-suite shower room, big sitting room with furnished kitchen opening to private garden. Clean, light and elegant. Responsible and friendly academic landlord. Parking space. 1-min walk to bus stop with frequent service to the city centre. No smoking. No pets. £729 plus bills. Photos of the flat: Contact: or 01865 429738.

1-bedroom flat, central north Oxford, OX2 6JH. Light and airy. First floor overlooking communal gardens. Entryphone. 5  mins' walk to St Antony's, 10 to ROQ and St Giles'. Good decorative order; carpeted throughout; new custom walk-in shower replaces bath; underfloor heating in bathroom; new double glazing throughout. View now; Sept/Oct occupation. Consider 9-month let. £975 pcm.For more information, including floor plan and pictures, contact the owners in residence:

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:

Lovely, large double room to let in a modern family home just off Woodstock Rd in north Oxford. Has double bed, wardrobe, desk and chest of drawers. With separate large bathroom with power shower. All bills and broadband internet included. Young professional or postgraduate only, please. £750 pcm. Please call Richard on 07939 536240.

Accommodation offered in South Oxford (OX4): large room overlooking peaceful garden available from Sept in quiet 3-bedroom house close to river and nature. Easy access to centre by bike or bus. Share house with musical lawyer. £500 pcm plus some bills. Flexible arrangements (Mon to Fri or term time only) also considered. Suit 1 academic, researcher or musician. For further information please contact

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:

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 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, Wi-Fi, TV/DVD/CD, c/h, 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:

With over 13,000 holiday lets in Tuscany, HomeAway offers a wide range of accommodation options. From stylish apartments to traditional farmhouses, whether with private pools or expansive gardens, HomeAway has thousands of diverse self-catering rentals to choose from; and with villas situated everywhere from central Florence to Siena you won’t be limited by location. With poolside villas priced from just £250 pw, choose your home today by browsing

Gîte de France pending registration. Perfect rural France. Simple house and independent barn, 2 new shower rooms, cooker, heaters, sleeps 7/8. Beautiful quiet setting in village, in valley of tributary of the Lot. Private garden and terraces. Swimming, cycling, walking. £200/£400 pw low/high season. Details: or

Property for sale

ValcivièresValcivières, Auvergne region, France: at 4 km from the village of Valcivières; 1,100m altitude, in the Monts de Forez, Parc Naturel Livradois-Forez, nearest towns Ambert and Montbrison. Old farmhouse, fine stone construction, 1891. Living room/kitchen, 2 large bedrooms, small lounge, 1 WC, bathroom with WC, old cowshed, large barn, 2 adjoining outhouses. Large original wooden cupboards in living room, large fireplace, original bread oven. Terrace. Oil central heating. Original features preserved. Lovely situation, quiet. 7,800 m2 of land. Great potential, some renovation desirable. Excellent country for walking, cycling, cross-country skiing (tracks starting at the Col des Supeyres, 4 km away), horseriding. Varied countryside. Price: 100,000 euros. Contact, or the vendor (in French)