• Thursday 26 June 2014
  • NO. 5066
  • VOL. 144


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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Trinity term will be published on 3, 10 and 24 July. 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 our website for details).


Oxford Harmonic Society presents Mozart's Requiem, Solemn Vespers, and Laudate Dominum. The choir will be joined by professional soloists and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera, and conducted by Robert Secret. Sat 28 Jun, 7.30pm, Oxford Town Hall. Tickets: £16, £14 (concessions available) from or on the door. Visit for more information.

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

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:

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.

Tuition offered

Classical language and literature tuition offered by published scholar (MA, DPhil) with extensive experience of tutoring at all levels, including beginners. Perhaps you need to learn or improve Latin or Greek for scholarly purposes or interest; or have a child requiring tuition in classical subjects. I have excellent references and testimonials. Contact Neil Sewell-Rutter to discuss:

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:

Lovely 4-bedroom Victorian house in prime central north Oxford, sleeps 6–8. 2 bathrooms; kitchen–diner; 3 receptions; piano; all mod cons; free Wi-Fi; sunny walled garden with patio. Easy walking distance to town centre, colleges, libraries, bus/train station; 2 mins' walk to excellent local shops, restaurants, cinema, parks and Thames. 1 quiet resident cat. No smokers. Available 1–30 Aug (2-week min). References and deposit required. £850 pcw. Enquiries to:

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 2014 to early Apr 2015. Rent £1,150 pcm, ideal for academic visitors. Email:

Furnished 2-double-bedroom – 1 en suite, additional bathroom – executive duplex for rent near Oxford Orthopedic Hospital. Open-plan living room with fully fitted kitchen, and room off for either dining room or study. Under-floor heating, downstairs lavatory (3 in total). Own front door, no common parts. Available 16 Jul for 1 year. Rental £1,300 pcm excluding council tax and utilities. Please contact: or 07919 373396.

Terraced house in central north Oxford available for Dec 2014 and Jan 2015: suit single or couple. Conveniently located for buses to city centre and for local shops. Fully furnished and equipped, with Wi-Fi and satellite TV. £850 pm (which includes utilities) or pro rata. Please contact

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:

East Oxford – delightful, spacious Victorian terraced house for rent directly from landlords furnished or unfurnished. Excellent location – walking distance from city centre/river, near University pool/rugby grounds and Cowley Rd. Available from end Jul/beginning Aug 2014. Pristine condition. 3 generous double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen/utility, lovely quiet mature cottage garden. Very welcoming community. Would make lovely family home for visiting academics. Friendly, responsive landlords. Rent £1,500 pcm. Contact:

3-bedroom house with garden office available for summer let. Headington, nr JR Hospital. Spacious, elegant, comfortable house, all mod cons, including Wi-Fi. 80ft garden. Suitable for children. 2-min walk from park, 10-min walk from shops, good bus service. Sleeps 6. Bikes included. No pets or smokers. See (type '86609' in search box). Available 28 Jul-24 Aug (2 weeks min). £550 pcw. References and deposit required. Enquiries to

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,

Flat to let in Headington. Unfurnished 2-bedroom first-floor flat in a gated development. Living room, kitchen with fridge/freezer, washer/drier, electric oven and gas hob, 1 double and 1 single bedroom both with built-in wardrobes, bathroom with shower over bath. Gch. Allocated parking space. Good access to shops, hospitals, city centre, bus routes. Email me for photos. 1-year lease. Available 14 Jun. £950 pcm. Contact

Cowley Rd/St Clement's. Large, recently modernised flat (unfurnished), within 4 mins' walk of Magdalen Bridge; 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off-peak c/h, double glazed throughout. £1,075 pcm, no deposit. Email: Tel: 07980 796009.

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:

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:

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.

Wanted: north Oxford 2–3 bedroom sublet or sabbatical housesit for mature female graduate student and daughter, from end Jul or end Aug for 3–4 months. The duration is flexible as my course finishes at the end of Aug, but to maintain stability for my child I'd like to stay in Oxford, preferably until Dec, before the next major move. Please contact or 07747-418251.

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.

Midsomer Cottage, Iffley, Oxford. Delightful refurbished and extended 3-bedroom Victorian cottage, situated in charming riverside village within Oxford ring road. Easy access to city by public transport, or pleasant 30-min walk along tow path. Available 18 Jun–3 Jul, 22–26 Aug, 29 Sept–20 Dec, 28 Dec–30 Jan. Monthly, weekly and weekend bookings available. Contact Sue: 01491 875939, 07908 422534,

Shortlet studios. Available from Sept 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

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.

France: Sospel, Maritime Alps. Unique wooden chalet on large private property near Mercantour National Park. Newly refurbished by local artisan. Ideal spot for nature lovers and hikers; major hiking trail departs from house. Large terrace with panoramic views over valley. Sleeps 2, equipped with small kitchenette, shower, WC. 45 km from Nice, 15 km from Menton and Monaco. Available from £325 pw; email for photos and details.

Naples, charming and spacious (90sq m) apartment sleeping 4/6 on second floor of traditional building in popular area (10m to central station and trains for archaeological sites). 2 double bedrooms, living room with double sofa bed, dining room, small kitchen, shower room. Furnished in eclectic style mixing antique with retro and modern. Available all year, €600 pw (including linen and weekly housekeeping). For information:

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

PerigordineApartment for 2 in Perigordine, house near Villereal, France, available Jul and Aug, for a month let. See: Tel: +33553365340.