• Thursday 20 July 2017
  • NO. 5177
  • 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 this is the final Gazette of Trinity term. Publication for Michaelmas term will begin on 21 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above). Please note, however, that the 21 September issue will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements; the first issue of next term to carry advertisements will be pulished on 28 September.

Ardington_stained_glassCraft 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 Brain4Maths study aims to reveal how the brain supports maths in children and young adults. It involves a scan using an MRI scanner to collect brain images together with a session involving a series of puzzles. The team are recruiting children aged 6, 10 and 14. Children receive a voucher as a thank-you; parents are compensated for their time. For more information, email or visit

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:

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:

Copyediting and proofreading by an academic editor with extensive substantive editing experience working with ESL students, published authors, CEOs, professors, university presses (British, Canadian, American) and commercial publishers on book manuscripts, essays, theses, reports, articles, speeches, memoirs and fiction. Let me help you make your writing more elegant, eloquent and persuasive. Negotiable rates. See:

HartHabitatsHart Habitats is a full-service interior design company, working on projects of all sizes. We can help solely with paint colour selections or with a complete remodel. Let us know the dreams you have for your home or business and Hart Habitats will help you realise them. Contact us for a free consultation so we can discuss how best to achieve your vision and goals:, 07789 114776, or

Houses to let

Boulter St, St Clement's: situated in this peaceful no through road in the heart of St Clement's, yet a stone's throw from convenient Cowley Rd, this delightful 3-double-bedroom Victorian terraced house with rear patio/garden is 10 mins' walk to Oxford city centre and ideal for families, couples or 2 sharing. Available from 12 Jul: £1,750 pcm. Short summer let considered (rent negotiable). Contact John: 07748 968393.

House for rent from Sept 2017 until Jun 2018; would suit a visiting academic family. 10 mins from Summertown, not far from Port Meadow. Semi-detached, 2 bedrooms, sunny garden, conservatory. Nicely furnished with fridge, cooker, washing machine etc. £980 pcm exclusive of council tax utilities rental/usage. 1 month deposit. References required. Owners are a professional couple at present visiting Japan. Contact

Oxford academic seeks to let house out in Jericho while away on sabbatical for academic year 2017–18. Please ring 01865 553056 if interested.

House for rent from Sept 2017 until Jul 2018 in Kidlington. Would suit a visiting family. Near very regular bus route for easy commute and also local amenities. Semi-detached – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – including a sunny garden. Nicely furnished with fridge, cooker, washing machine etc. £1,400 pcm exclusive of council tax, utilities rental/usage. 1 month deposit. References required. Owners are a professional couple who are travelling at present. Contact

StayCotswoldStunning 3-bedroom Grade ll listed-townhouse in a central location. Close to Oxford city centre, and within easy reach of Summertown. Available Aug. Downstairs: sitting room, modern kitchen/breakfast room with skylights, utility room and cloakroom. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Outside: Lovely garden with patio. Driveway parking. £2,950 pcm. £45 admin fee and a security deposit. Please call us for details: 01993 259444.

Rectory Rd, St Clement's: 3/4 bedroom house to rent. Ready from end of Aug. Completely renovated terraced house. Large kitchen/diner with French windows onto garden. Top floor room with shower room, 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom. Basement: large room (bedroom/study/playroom), shower room and utility. £2,150 pcm. Contact: 07770 556079 or

Flats to let

Apartments and houses to let in Oxford from Sept. Central north: 3-level studio, £850; 1-bedroom, £950; 2-bedroom, £1,170. North (centre of Summertown): 1-bedroom, £850; 2-bedroom, £975. Central: 2-bedroom semi-detached house in Rewley Park adjacent to Saïd, college, station, mins' stroll to centre, from 15 Sept, £1,295; Headington close to JR hospital: 3-bedroom detached house, £1,400, rent plus utilities and council tax. Tel: 01865 516144; email:

Furnished flat available now for rent in central Oxford (Gloucester Green). 2 bedrooms. New bathroom Jul 2017. 1 min to bus station and 5 mins to the train station. Ideal for post-graduate students/professional sharers/commuters. Non-smokers only. £1,300 pcm plus bills. Interested? Please phone Jane: 07792 760201.

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 as paying guests for short or long stays in comfortable home of retired academic couple. Situated in quiet, leafy close in north Oxford within easy distance of main University buildings, town centre, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have free TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, tea, coffee, central heating. Linen, cleaning, breakfast all included in the very moderate terms. 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.

From early Sept, 2 rooms available (not en suite) in pretty and traditional cottage in central north Oxford. Within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, buses and trains to London. Breakfast included. Broadband/TV. Use of kitchen. Suitable for visiting academics and postdocs. For short or medium-length stays; minimum 2 nights. Fair rates. Email: or tel: 01865 516142.

Bright, quiet, good-sized upstairs bedroom in Divinity Rd house with Wi-Fi, use of kitchen and garden and view of the spires in home of friendly, retired professional couple. Available mid-Sept for quiet, non-smoking postgraduate or academic. Close to bus stop and shops. Bathroom arrangements mean would best suit a woman. £500 pcm including charges. Contact Dr Gray at or on 01865 248513.

Semi-independent unit for single person (bedroom including living/work area), shower/WC room next door, fully furnished and for sole use. Within home of University retiree, situated just north of Summertown on a quiet side road. Ideal for academics/post-docs for stays of 3–12 months. Facilities include Wi-Fi, shared washer and dryer, access to kitchen, secure cycle rack. Available mid-Aug. No pets, no smoking. For further details please contact:

Thompson_adDouble bedroom in a newly renovated and furnished 2-bedroom flat in a quiet area of Kidlington, 5 mins' walk from the main bus route serving the city centre and 1 mile from Kidlington Sainsbury’s and the Oxford Parkway train station. Monthly rent £535 inclusive of all bills. Shared use of living room, kitchen and bathroom. Post-grad only. Live-in landlord is a 32-year-old professional male. Available from 1 Oct. Contact:

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.

Landers_advertShortlet 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.

Looking for 5-star serviced accommodation right in the heart of the city? Swailes Suites offer city centre, award-winning maisonettes and apartments providing that 'home from home' feel that will help you get the most out of your stay. The Swailes Suites 'easy in, easy out' flexible booking arrangements, from 3 days to 6 months, together with good transport links makes arrival and departure hassle-free. Check out our website at, contact Debbie on 01865 318547 or email Office established more than 25 years in 47 Walton Street, Jericho, OX2 6AD.

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:

Henley_TuscanyTuscany, renovated hillside farmhouse: sleeps 7; well equipped. 5 mins to village shops, 2 bars and 2 restaurants; 30 mins to lake; 40 mins to beach; 50 mins to Sienna. Pisa or Rome airports 1.5–2 hrs. Photos on request. Available 6–27 Aug and after 12 Sept. From £500 pw. Info: or tel 07803 083572.

Galicia, Spain. Bright, modern 2-bedroom apartment, with fantastic seaside view. Sandy beaches, restaurants, historical sites within 5-min walk. Ideal for writing retreats/half-term school holidays. Recently refurbished in minimalist style, the 5th-floor apartment has balcony overlooking scenic Baiona Bay, a quite tourist town. Spacious living/dining areas, fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 4. Towels/linen provided. No smoking, no pets. Jun–Sept: 600 pw. Rest: 70 pw. Airports: Vigo/Santiago/Porto. Pictures:; email:

Property for sale

Bull_ad3-bedroom house for sale. We're selling our 3-bed terraced family home in Swinburne Rd, OX4 4BE. Will suit couples or small families, especially if partly working from home. 2 double bedrooms, 1 single plus converted loft office space. Lovely kitchen/diner and lounge; garden, parking, 2 mins to river, 10 mins cycling to town, 10 mins to Cowley Rd. Asking price £400,000 for private sale (no estate agents). Contact: