• Thursday 16 March 2017
  • NO. 5163
  • VOL. 147


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 final Gazette of Hilary term will be published on 23 March. Please note, however, that the 23 March issue will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements. Publication for Trinity term will begin on 20 April; the deadline for this issue will be noon on 6 April, earlier than usual due to Easter holidays. 

Oxford Book Fair

The annual PBFA Oxford Book Fair will be held at Oxford Brookes Wheatley Campus, OX33 1HX. Sat 22 Apr (noon–6pm) and Sun 23 Apr (10am–4pm). Vast selection of antiquarian, collectable and vintage books, prints, maps and ephemera, with around 100 booksellers exhibiting. Admission £2, or free tickets available from Tel: 07921 151496. Free onsite parking.

Research participants sought

Researchers at Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity seek right-handed native-English-speaking volunteers aged 18–35 for a study involving transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with brain activity recordings to examine the brain areas involved in speech perception. This study involves a single visit of 2–2.5 hours and participants are compensated for their time (£10 ph). For more information or to participate, please contact Dr Muriel Panouilleres:

If you are 18–60 years old and in good health you may be eligible to take part in the Investigating Typhoid Fever Pathogenesis (TYGER) study run by the Oxford Vaccine Group. Reimbursement provided for your time, inconvenience and travel. Total study participation time is 12 months. For information on what the study involves see: Or contact us: 01865 611400;

Seeking healthy male volunteers aged 18–85 with no previous history of retinal problems to participate in a study. You would be asked to undergo some simple visual function tests to collect control data. Participation involves 1 session at the Oxford Eye Hospital (at the JR) lasting approximately 1 hour. For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact:

Groups and societies

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 and administrative 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:

OxRSSOxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) is run by and for Oxford research staff. It provides researchers with social and professional networking opportunities, and a voice in University decisions that affect them. Membership is free and automatic for all research staff employed by the University of Oxford. For more information and to keep up to date, see: web:; Facebook:; Twitter: @ResStaffOxford; mailing list:

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 and also buy classical or jazz CDs. 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 full printing services available (both online and serviced), 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses, fax bureau, 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:

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:

Houses to let

Hutt_ad2-bedroom, 2-bathroom stunning, refurbished period Jericho house for rent, furnished. Walk to city centre, Port Meadow, restaurants, shops and cinema. Ground floor: walk-through dining room/study, kitchen and sitting room opening to small light patio garden. First floor: bathroom, double bedroom, spacious hallway/study area. Top floor: double bedroom with ensuite. £1,900 pm excl bills. Contact Bruce: 07979 922590.

North Oxford family house in Apsley Rd, close to Summertown shops, easy access to University, hospitals and city centre. Near excellent local schools. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet. Downstairs: 2 large reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, toilet and shower room. Fully furnished and equipped. Ideal for visiting academic family. Available Sept 2017. £1,850 pcm excl council tax and utilities. Contact Mrs Shepstone at: or 01865 558889.

St Gervais sur Mare 34610. Furnished home rental in the south of France for 1 year. Situated in a beautiful national park in small village with primary and secondary schools, bar, restaurants, bakery, post office and shop. 45 mins to Beziers and beaches. Fantastic scenery, walks, fishing and canoeing. Large apartment on 2 floors plus cellar, garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, veranda. £600 pm including bills. Contact:

Flats to let

Flat for rent – North Parade. Charming fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of north Oxford. Available mid-Apr, £900 pcm. Tel: 01865 513816 weekdays 10am–5pm. 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 –

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. Email:

scottfraser – market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling, letting, buying, renting, investing – we are here to help. Visit for more information or call: Headington sales: 01865 759500; Summertown sales: 01865 553900; East Oxford sales: 01865 244666; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666; Witney lettings: 01993 777909.

Rooms in Victorian house, architect renovated, in one of the most desirable streets in the heart of Oxford: Walton Manor. 2 rooms available sharing a bathroom and a lounge with plasma TV and a piano. The kitchen has a dining area and it is shared. All rooms are furnished. Walking distance to all the colleges and to cinemas, cafes and restaurants. £700 for each, all bills included. Contact Florence: 07508 002862.

Room in house available in central north Oxford with free access to ground floor of house to include kitchen, sitting room, garden. Owners away much of year, but will return for brief periods occasionally. We are looking for a single professional/academic non-smoker. No pets. Fast internet; all bills included. Preferably minimum 6-month rental. £700 pcm negotiable. Tel: 07808 927121.

Self-catering apartments

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 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/dryer, 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, en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi broadband, TV/DVD/CD, central heating, cleaning and fresh linen weekly. Off-road parking for cars and bikes. Taxes and all bills included. Enquiries:

Tidmarsh_2017The Tidmarsh is a Visit England 5*-rated 1-bedroom apartment in the Oxford Castle Quarter, refurbished for its 10th anniversary. A quiet, central location, so ideal for professional and academic short-term lets. Wi-Fi, all utilities, highest thread-count linen changed weekly, fully fitted kitchen, full laundry facilities, underfloor heating with finest-quality furniture and fittings ensure a comfortable, practical environment. Web: Email: Tel: 01869 277557.

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 £250. Tel: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: See:

Choose from over 11,000 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:

Konaki tis Pagonas is a traditional town house in the Old Town of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece. It is the ancestral home of local artist Nikos Glynias who has restored this property with many original Venetian features remaining. Sleeps up to 4 people and is ideal for a couple or small families; suitable for winter and summer holidays. Central location, all amenities within walking distance. More information: Tel: +306931357785; email: