• Thursday 3 July 2014
  • NO. 5067
  • 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 Trinity term will be published on 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 above).

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

BrainBankUK Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research, JR  

The developing brain is altered in autism but neuroscientists do not know how or why. Research is needed to understand the causes and biological basis of autism, to develop better interventions to improve the lives of those directly affected by it. Such critical research is hindered by the scarcity of donated human brain tissue. Control tissue, donated by people who do not have autism, is needed for comparison just as much as donations by people who do – and the NHS organ donor scheme does not include brain donation. We particularly want younger people to consider making a pledge to donate their brain after death (the further the brain is from its inception, the more difficult it is to understand the process of its development, so we do not take donations from people over 65 not directly affected by autism). See for information and to register as a donor.

RestoreRestore Garden Café

Spacious café set in award-winning gardens with delicious food and coffees using organic, fair-trade and local produce where possible. Plants, handmade gifts and cards for sale. Open Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm, Manzil Way, Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1YH. All proceeds to Restore, Oxfordshire mental health charity (registered charity number 274222):

OUHOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxford University Hospitals wants you to take part in its future. If you have a contract of employment with the University of Oxford in a department within the Medical Sciences Division, or hold an honorary contract award with OUH for at least 12 months, you can join our staff constituency. University of Oxford staff belonging to other departments can join us as public members. To join us, visit

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.

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

Green Economics Conference

9th Annual Green Economics Institute Green Economics Conference, 9–11 July: 'Human survivability in a world of change recovery ­–­ what recovery ­– whose recovery? Back to the dark ages? Progression or regression in the world economy? Social awakening in the face of environmental and economic collapse and growing inequalities. Fear or hope? Tragedy or prosperity?' Earth Sciences, Oxford University. Call for participants, papers, speakers – all welcome. Please pre-book and pre-register by emailing to reserve a place or book a speaking slot. Email:; web:, tel: 07990 590463.

ATCOpen Day: City of Oxford Squadron Air Training Corps

City of Oxford Air Training Corps open day: 19 Jul, 11am–5pm, ATC Buildings, Marston Rd. The ATC is open to youngsters aged 13–18 with an interest in aviation and outdoor activities. Cadets get chances to fly and glide, take part in a wide range of adventurous activities and make new friends. Come and see what we do and talk to current cadets and staff; also visit us on Facebook.

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:

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:

Situations vacant

Nexus OS are recruiting IT graduates for a variety of roles in the South West; please see for more information about what jobs are available and to apply.

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:

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:

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

Summertown. Family house in quiet street near the shops in Summertown. 3 public rooms, 3 double bedrooms plus room with mezzanine double bed, bathroom and shower room, garden. Wi-Fi. Available from 1 Sept for up to 6 weeks: £500 pcw. Reference and deposit required. Email:

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.

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:

1-bedroom flat: central north Oxford, OX2 6JH. Light and airy. 1st floor overlooking communal gardens. Entry phone. 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, £995 pcm. Consider 9-month let. More information, including floor plan and pictures, contact the owners in residence:

Beautiful 1-bedroom 2nd-floor apartment conveniently located for Oxford University departments; furnished to a high standard and in a quiet location this property is ideal for a visiting academic. Available Aug 2014: £1,050 pcm. Please contact Penny & Sinclair on 01865 318018 or email for more information or to arrange a viewing.

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:

Hampton adQuiet, quality room to let for single academic or professional in author's home. £540 per month includes heating, water, Wi-Fi, council tax, equipped kitchen, bathroom and shower. No cats. Spacious garden. Leafy street near swimming pool, gym, buses, library and park in east Oxford. Bicycle shed. Free on-street parking. Tel: 00 44 1865 395857 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.

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 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 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

North Yorkshire coast. Comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Large garden, sea views, c/h, private parking. Sleeps 9+ but rates adjusted for couples and small parties. Fully equipped kitchen, dining room and large comfortable sitting room. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom and further small sitting room on first floor. 2 further bedrooms and bathroom on second floor. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727;

Delightful character cottage to sleep 6 in the heart of village in Poitevin Marsh, western France. 40 mins to La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches. Private punt, canoe and 2 bikes available to explore fascinating and unusual local area. Availability last week Jul and all of Sept/Oct. Reasonable rates eg Jun/Sept weeks £495. Contact Linda Eaton on 0033962 332531 or at See more info at

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

Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. For sale: charming 3-bedroom traditional old patio house with large terrace. In beautiful historic hill town, close to miles of unspoilt Costa de la Luz beaches. Well maintained and fully equipped. Includes separate self-contained guest annexe. Views over to Africa! Within easy reach of Seville and Jerez. €175,000. For information and photographs see Tel: 01865 429388 or 07974 821864.