• Thursday 23 July 2015
  • NO. 5105
  • VOL. 145


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 24 September; however, that issue will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements. The first issue of Michaelmas term to carry advertisements will be published on 1 October and the usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Clic SargentRun Oxford Half Marathon for CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people. For just £15 registration fee, you can join our team of runners that will be pounding the streets, taking on the brand new route, on 11 October. In return you will receive training advice, running vest and the loudest of cheers on race day. For more information contact, call 0845 602 4770 or visit

OxfordLifeDesignComplimentary well-being sessions

The benefits of receiving well-being coaching include building your self-confidence, increased energy and enthusiasm, improved work–life balance, developing your physical and emotional well-being and achieving your life ambitions. I am currently offering complimentary taster sessions until 15 Aug for those interested in receiving well-being coaching. Places limited so please email Henrietta Nagy, Oxford Life Design, at to book your place. Information:; tel: 075844 31442.

Ardington - silver jewelleryCraft 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.

Shezan Restaurant

Mughal Indian cuisine at Shezan: 1st floor, 135 High St, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we bring you fresh herbs, spices, roots, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Serving as dining rooms since 1915. Open daily noon–3pm and 5.30–11pm. Tel: 01865 251600. Website:

Research participants sought

The Jenner Institute is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in clinical vaccine trials, for which we provide compensation. If you would like to help further vaccine research contact Natalie, the Volunteer Co-ordinator, by emailing, calling 01865 857406 or visiting the website at

OVGThe Oxford Vaccine Group. If you are aged 18 to 45 years and in good health you are invited to take part in a study investigating a new vaccine against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). We will provide reimbursement for your time, inconvenience and travel. If you would like to read more about the study please go to, contact us on 01865 857420 or email

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 bought and sold: we are always looking to purchase – and we also sell – 17th–early-20th-century furniture and objets d’art including silver, pictures, library furniture, fireplace-related items, garden stoneware and seating. Contact us at Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon–Fri 9.30–5, Sat 10–5. Tel: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014. Email: Website:

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. 30 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:

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 £135. 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, re-designs or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 10-mile radius of OX7). Member of Buy with Confidence scheme. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

Houses to let

North and central Oxford and Headington: furnished houses best suited to professional and visiting academics. North: 2-bedroom plus study from Sept, £1,250. Central: 2-double-bedroom house adjacent to Saïd, colleges and railway station from mid-Sept, £1,250. Headington, close to the JR hospital: detached 3-bedroom house from late Aug/Sept, £1,350 pcm. All plus utilities and council tax. Tel 01865 516144; email

Summertown (nr St Edward's School) for rent: large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden/patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 2 Sept–14 Oct 2015. Rent: £450 pw plus phone and utilities (free Sky Sports TV). For very careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please; no pets. Deposit and references required. Email

Short-let accommodation for visiting academics in Oxford Midsomer Cottage, Iffley: delightful 3-bedroom Victorian cottage with views, sleeping 6. Situated in charming riverside village within Oxford's ring road; easy access by public transport; a pleasant walk along the towpath. Available 23 Sept–15 Dec; 6 Jan–20 Jun. Monthly, weekly and weekend bookings available. Prices include bills and Wi-Fi. Contact Sue: 01491 875939, 07908 422534 or

2-bedroom furnished house to rent in New Hinksey (off Abingdon Rd): £1,395 pcm. Available mid-Aug 2015–Jul 2016. Open plan sitting/dining room with open fire. Kitchen with washing machine. 1 double room, 1 twin room. Bathroom with bath/shower. Gas heating. Lawned garden. Pets considered. 5 mins' cycle ride to Oxford centre, 20 mins to Oxford University Hospitals. Contact Katherine: 07806569426 or

House to let in Jericho: 2 rooms upstairs, 2 rooms downstairs, plus kitchen, bathroom and garden. Suitable for academic couple or small family. £1,250 pcm, available from Sept. For more details:

Old Boars Hill. Charming 17th-century cottage, fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, available mid-Sept–May, or for shorter periods. Secluded, quiet, 1 acre of property, end of country lane, amidst farm lands and footpaths, 4 miles from Oxford. Gch with large working fireplace, flat-screen television, wireless internet. Families welcome. £1,300 pcm. Phone 01865 735606 or email:

Flats to let

Hoyal_adUnique character 1st-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/laundry room, generous storage, large sitting/dining room, fully furnished, well-equipped refitted kitchen. Gch, residents' parking zone, bike space, sunny internal courtyard garden, quiet outlook; suit academic/postdoctoral/professional. Available autumn 2015: £1,250 pcm. Email:; tel: 01600 780001.

North and central north Oxford: furnished apartments suited to professional visiting academics, convenient to most University departments. North: 1-bedroom flat from late Aug/Sept, £795 pcm; 2-bedroom flat from Aug/Sept, £895. Central north: 3-level studio from late Sept, £795 pcm; 1-bedroom flat from Aug, £895 pcm; 2-bedroom flat from late Aug, £1,075 pcm. All plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Tel 01865 516144; email

Accommodation offered

Graduate Accommodation Office

The Graduate Accommodation Office provides affordable accommodation to full-time graduate students of the University. Please see Academic visitors, staff and part-time students may wish to register for Student Pad, a website where private landlords advertise for tenants associated with the University –

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. Academics, parents, students or anyone just looking for a nice, affordable place to stay in Oxford? Take a look on our website for cosy B&B from £35/night (£220/wk) including breakfast, wireless internet and parking where available. Short-stay to long-stay B&Bs are personally visited to guarantee nice, comfortable and affordable places to stay in and around Oxford. For information visit:, email: or tel: 01865 435229.

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.

Visiting academic, 59, non-smoker, seeks a quiet room in north Oxford house for a year or longer beginning in Sept/Oct. Email:

Spanish professor, aged 33, female, staying at Oxford as Academic Visitor, needs a place to stay 1 Nov–15 Dec and 11–28 Jan. I might also be needing a place for the second half of Oct 2015. Looking for a nice and clean room or small apartment that is close to the University area and costs max £600 pm. 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:

Short Let SpaceVisiting Oxford? Studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bed properties conveniently located for various colleges and University departments. Available from 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, with linen provided and all bills included. Details, location maps and photos can be found on our website at Contact us by email on or call us on 01993 811711.

Wilkinson_advertSunny north Oxford studio apartment with parking available for short/medium-term lets, ideal for 1 person. Immaculate newly built with French doors opening onto 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. Email: Tel: 0044 (0)7764 574700. Web:

Shortlet studios 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 sportsground (gym, pool), Oxford Brookes campuses, buses (London, airports, hospitals). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished including cooking and laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, TV/DVD/CD, central heating, weekly cleaning and fresh linen. En-suite bathroom. Off-road parking. Taxes and bills included. 'Your home away from home.' 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

Choose from over 3,000 holiday villas and apartments in Spain with Clickstay. We make it easy for you to make the perfect choice with our verified renter reviews and a dedicated customer services team. You can choose from modern apartments in Mallorca to whitewashed traditional fincas in Tenerife from just £73 pw! Many of our rental properties have private pools, sea views and large gardens with BBQ facilities. See:

Property for sale

Leyser_advertBrittany. Rustic farmhouse with lovely views for sale in Cap Sizun, Finistere. Set in quiet hamlet, 4km from astounding beaches. 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, living room with wood-burning stove, plus garden and outbuildings. Ideal as family holiday home or writer's retreat. £65,000 ONO. For details, see Contact: